I just finished reading The Future by Al Gore. You all know him, right?  

The book is about, well, the future. Good book, but somewhat tedious. In summary, according to Gore, the world is in a pickle--in every way, shape, or form. We must act, or else. All in all, pretty depressing. But I'm not here to review the book or his premise.

It occurred to me that he never brought up the subject of religion, acknowledging its role in creating this "fine mess" we're in. I need not spell out the variety of topics--from environmental to health issues--that are influenced (rejected or ignored) by our so-called leaders. For them, some supernatural force needs to be invoked, not science. Praying for peace has never worked.

I have a half notion to write Mr. Gore and ask him why he ignored religion as one of his six "drivers of global change". We all know, of course.

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Comment by Daniel W on August 6, 2013 at 8:41am
Religion IS a major force in creating a bleaker future for all.

So is corporate bullying and greed. I woner if he mentioned that?
Comment by Michael Penn on August 5, 2013 at 7:59am

You might try asking Gore just how his "pay to pollute" system is going to solve global warming. I thought it would make Gore and his buddies rich while it allowed major industries to do as they have always done.

Another idea is did he really win the presidency and Bush stole it from him, or would he have been more believed if he showed up at rallies driving his electric car?

Any way you look at it, "religions" have been a world problem from the get go. Politicians won't address this problem because they are then able to isolate and use you in efforts to get your vote. I don't trust religionists or politicians.

Comment by Loren Miller on August 5, 2013 at 6:49am

That he doesn't badger us about religion, more specifically HIS religion (if any), strikes me as being something of a positive indicator of his attitude toward it.  His rationality at least as regards climate change deserves similar notice.  Shoot, I'd write the guy, just to hear his response.

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