You may have already come across, but I could hardly not post it:
Rowan Williams, in one of his sharpest attacks yet on threats to the environment, has warned that God will not save humanity from their own environmental "stupidity."
Williams said, in a lecture at York Minster on March 25, that the world faces "a whole range of doomsday prospects," ranging from global warming to threats from what he called "bio-terror" weapons. In such end-of-the-world scenarios, Williams said, "the ultimate tragedy is that a material world capable of being a manifestation ... of divine love is choked, drowned or starved by its own stupidity."
Nevertheless, "to suggest that God might intervene to protect us from the corporate folly of our practices is as un-Christian and un-biblical as to suggest that he protects us from the results of our individual folly or sin."
The archbishop warned that while God's faithfulness remains steadfast "even in the most appalling disaster," that still "will not be a safety net that guarantees us a happy ending in this world." What's needed, he said, is a "radical change of heart" on the part of humanity to ponders its "terrible freedom" and decide the fate that will ultimately befall it.
(Read the full story at USATODAY.com)
Nice one, Rowan!
This, folks, is why eschatology is so important. We cannot let the end-times-Obsessed and Armageddon-inviting Fruit-Cakes force us into backing away from the subject. If anything, their idiotic rants compell us to speak all the louder.