It’s Good Friday, and I come across ways in which we continue to crucify Jesus. I can’t imagine anyone on CAF would be engaging in harassment of and death threats against climate scientists and academics studying various angles of climate science and people’s responses to it.
But perhaps there are other ways we may be contributing to this from some rash speech (the finger points back at me, too). I would also hope that posters (including me) would use prudence in their rhetoric about climate scientists and environmentalists. While I am sure there are some bad and evil persons in all walks of life, it seems wrong to slander people right and left with no more evidence of wrong-doing than “viral web rumor wisdom.”
If a scientist has been tried and convicted in court for wrong-doing re his/her science, then, of course, one could talk about how wrong that wrong doing was. I think we have to be careful and not use inflamatory language that may lead some unbalanced persons (not necessarily CAF members) to engage in harassment of scientists and sending death threats against them, their families – for instance against a 6-year old daughter. It’s also possible some unbalanced persons may carry out those death threats.
((BTW, I’m an environmentalist, but I am not a neo-pagan, pantheist, atheist, communist, totalitarian-supporter, world-take-over supporter, people-hater, baby-killer, abortionist, or any of the other evil epithets lobbed here on CAF against environmentalists.))
I know from my education and research that there are serious environmental problems that harm and kill people. Others may have different opinions. I think we should strive to be Christian in all that we say and do – more ready to suffer insult than to lob insult or worse. (And that applies to me too :).)
Blessed Easter to all!