Is it the former bar bouncer or the former bartender?
It is a close call.
Note this is not to disparage the intelligence of bartenders or bouncers and is only to say that the average one with a grade school catechism and any reflection would not have flubbed what the Pope recently did as regards his admonition that if we didn’t change our ways basically our world would end by raising sea waters aka a great flood.
ROME — Pope Francis has warned of the possibility of a second great flood, like that of Noah’s time, if humanity fails to address global warming.
“God’s wrath is directed against injustice, against Satan,” the pope states in a book titled Of Vices and Virtues due for release Tuesday. “It is directed against evil, not that which derives from human weakness, but evil of Satanic inspiration: the corruption generated by Satan.”
“God’s wrath is meant to bring justice, to ‘clean up,’” the pontiff declares in an advance excerpt of the book published by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera Sunday.
“The Bible says that the flood is the result of God’s wrath,” Francis continues. “It is a figure of God’s wrath, who according to the Bible has seen too many bad things and decides to obliterate humanity.”
“The biblical flood, according to experts, is a mythical tale,” the pope states, parenthetically adding his hope that no one writes that “the pope says the Bible is a myth.”
“But myth is a form of knowledge,” he says. “The flood is a historical tale, archaeologists say, because they found traces of a flood in their excavations.”
“A great flood, perhaps due to a rise in temperature and the melting of the glaciers, is what will happen now if we continue along the same path,” the pope warns.
“God unleashed his wrath, but he saw a righteous one, took him and saved him,” he says. “The story of Noah demonstrates that God’s wrath is also salvific.”
Now just say’n
We call your attention to Genesis 9-11 quoting versions the Pontiff may have on the shelf:
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
11 I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all creatures be destroyed by the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.
New Revised Standard (NRS)
11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
We presume Ocasio-Cortez knows next to nothing about the Bible. So it is a low bar for the Pope to get under on that score. But he seems to be trying.
As regards the science of the matter, well Ocasio-Cotez (aka Occasional-Cortex) has warned us: Via The Hill
“Millennials, and Gen z, and all these folks that come after us, are looking up and we’re like ‘the world will end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change, and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?'” @AOC #MLKNow #MLK2019
Her comments are in reference to a United Nations-backed climate report, published late last year, that determined the effects of climate change to be irreversible and unavoidable if carbon emissions are not reined in over the next 12 years.
She went on*:
“Right now, with the current administration, with the current circumstances, with the abdication of responsibility that we’ve seen from so many powerful people, even people who abdicate that responsibility by calling themselves liberal or a Democrat, or whatever it is, I feel a need for all of us to breathe fire,” she said.
We do not know the Pope’s timeline on the flood thing or if he believes a ~~ millenarian time period will precede it or we will just go to the main event (via flood) if we don’t change our ways.
As regards “The science Pope”** and the Science Congresslady:
* disclaimer — Ocasio-Cortex use of the phraseology “breath fire” surely does not relate to pyrotechnics, and would only be presumed to do so if the utterer were politically conservative. Use of which would be banned by Twitter (where the Ocasio-Cortez quote appeared).
In truth Pope Francis has a certificate from what amounts to a high school trade school or junior college. You wouldn’t call a graduate of a high school trade school or community college “majoring” in welding or carpentry a “metallurgist” or an “architect.”
Pope Francis is not a scientist nor any more knowledgeable or necessarily appreciative of the scientific method than a carpenter or welder, nor would you properly trust either such graduate as a consulting engineer or architect without one hell of a lot of hands on experience in key aspects of the field. The Pope has no such level of experience. He was a lab functionary for a short time doing routine tests in a food factory before he went on to seminary. Portraying him as someone with special knowledge is propaganda and corruption of the truth.