I know for a fact that my little sister is going to grow up a very opinionated person affected by mass media and environmental crap. Don’t get me wrong, I do care about the environment and I do believe that nature is changing. However, I don’t believe in global warming, but believe we are ruining our environment in worse ways than ever.
The conversation started with my dad thinking of getting a snow blower for winter this year. I think he always had an itch to buy one, and now since he is getting older, he feels that he deserves to get one. I agree, because shoveling the numerous inches of snow in the driveway is a BITCH! Mom was saying something that one of her friends has one, and was telling a lame story about it and thought it was electrical. I said, “no no, it can’t be electrical and you take it out in the snow. It must be using gasoline just like the grass cutter.”
My sister flipped, she said, “you know all these things are bad for the environment. Look at our world and the problem with global warming.” I said, “you know what’s the earth’s biggest problem? It’s us HUMANS! Get rid of humans and the earth, according to your theory of global warming, will return to normal.”
My mom jumped in and said, “Global warming is a joke (7aki fadi). The earth has been around for millions of years, and God created it, and can do whatever he pleases with it.”
In my head I kept thinking that being a Muslim has its opinions. Sometimes I feel that if I can’t figure out an answer to something, just say God wants it that way!
Thinking about it, no wonder some scientists are atheist.
Updated: 8:49 pm EST
I decided to add a poll for this particular issue.