Consider this quote:
The ethic of conservation is the explicit abnegation of man's dominion over the Earth. The lower species are here for our use. God said so: Go forth, be fruitful, multiply, and rape the planet -- it's yours. That's our job: drilling, mining and stripping. Sweaters are the anti-Biblical view. Big gas-guzzling cars with phones and CD players and wet bars -- that's the Biblical view.
OK, let's play a game... Who do you think came up with that quote, and were they serious?
A) A completely serious conservative Christian who genuinely believes it.
B) A misquoted conservative Christian (CC), or CC who said it by mistake.
C) A liberal blogging fiend poking fun at CC's.
D) None of the above.
Actually folks, that quote comes from the same person who is responsible for my not listening to the Sean Hannity show for many years now. I used to like his show, but I turned it on one day, and some woman was going on and on about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and how it was allegiance to that God that demanded that we eradicate Islam, or something like that... And then Mr. Hannity agreed.
Ann Coulter, conservative columnist and apparently someone who believes God put us here on the earth to rape it. Ummm has the definition of rape changed?
Anyway, this is my less serious blog, so let me direct you to the source of my discovering that quote... Because it is totally real - see here.
The source is somewhat funny, although at the same time it's kinda sad.
Tea Party Jesus
The words of Christians in the mouth of Christ
Oh, and in case you were wondering... The answer was A... And it's in print, which means it was deliberate and made it through editing.