If desired, discover more details by contacting the office of former bartender and avowed socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. At this time, she doesn't know the exact cost for the initiative, but economists on both sides say it is "absurd" and would thrust America and subsequently other nations into a worldwide depression." -- Larry Tomczak
You can tell the disingenuousness of Tomczak because he keeps mixing in pet political peeves with climate change that have nothing to do with climate change. The unwilling to work notion is a stale talking point. I work with individuals with disabilities on welfare and I can tell you the caricature is not accurate. As for the rest of this, is none of it possible? When did we become the "can't do" country? I guarantee you this, if the fossil fuel companies wanted to do a diesel train to Hawaii Tomczak would be on board and citing scripture for it. Look, maybe some of the things are pie in the sky or will take a long time but the cost of doing nothing as Tomczak desires is simply too great. Then to mock a sitting US Representative is simply unchristlike. His doomsayer nonsense about a depression shows a lack of creative thinking but he is not interested in finding a way this could work. He just wants the status quo.
"10. If a person does not find forgiveness and fulfillment in a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and the adventure of advancing the gospel of His kingdom, they are susceptible to other "causes" to fill the void, such as total taxpayer funded abortions up until the moment of birth or the supposed and imminent climate change crisis." -- Larry Tomczak
Ever the shill, Tomczak's last point has no point to this conversation. To further try and discredit people who want to protect the planet, Tomczak pairs them with people who are pro-choice to further try and demonize them within Christian circles. I just love the absurdity of this argument. He is essentially saying that everyone who believes we should do something about the fact that it was 65 degrees in Antarctica yesterday must be unsaved! That because they do not have Christ they are merely seeking something to fill up the miserable empty exitances. How pathetic. Yet people like Tomczak wonder why unbelievers do not like Christians very much.
"Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2019 was a teenage girl named Greta Thunberg. Her father told the BBC that her "activism helped his daughter out of depression. ... Activism had changed the outlook of the teenager, who suffered from depression for three or four years before she began her school strike protest outside the Swedish parliament. She was now 'very happy,' he said. ... She had previously stopped talking. ... She stopped going to school, he said of her illness." Greta, like so many young people seeking meaning and a cause in which to invest their lives, embraced climate crisis activism as an opportunity to literally save the world! She's actually been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize." -- Larry Tomczak
So now it is time to pick on a 17-year-old girl with autism? Once again, I simply will not give any credibility to his crass, perverse and unchristian arguments that are only proffered to distract from the fact that on the merits, he has no argument. He knows this so he turns this no argument into a call for people to come to faith as a way to not worry about climate change. Sorry but that is ridiculous. Listen, I am not suggesting that Christians need to be climate activists, or even as involved as someone like Greta Thunberg. We are supposed to stand for the truth however. If we are found lying for the sake of politics, why in the world would anyone listen to us about Jesus Christ? It seems that Larry was telling us the truth on two points. First, he is certainly no scholarly scientist and secondly that he once heard Ralph Nadar speak. Too bad he wasn't paying attention.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- February 10, 2020