Chris Matthews can't let simple laws of physics get in the way of a good rant this week. After calling for the execution of BP execs for not putting men on the ocean floor, he tried to make the oil spill a religious issue with the Rev. Jim Wallis, the liberal evangelical flavor of the month and Obama apologist. (click NewsReal link above for video)
MATTHEWS: Let me ask you this… If you destroy the habitat in which man was born, is that a moral issue?
WALLIS: We call it stewardship of God's creation, this is a mainstream issue… to be good stewards of what God has made
That was the closest Rev. Wallis got to scripture, then he immediately went to pure psychobabble:
WALLIS: These things feel almost Apocalyptic, Chris, I think it's a sign of our oil addiction, Chris, and we know that addictions make our lives not work. So this oil spill is showing our oil addiction is making our lives not work. But we have to deal with this, so for people of faith this is a moral issue, it's a religious issue, it's not just a political issue here."
Right, and I'm sure Jim Wallis got to the solar and wind powered Hardball studio on his bicycle or by rickshaw… Why don't you try to function without your apparent food addiction, Jim. Or your oxygen addiction—then you would create less carbon dioxide!
Chris and Jim then went into a discussion of Glenn Beck's criticism of Christians who worship at the altar of Global Warming, with the two men affirming their absolute faith in the "science" of Global Warming, and Wallis playing the old stewardship saw again.
Uh huh. This happened right after Mr. Wizard Matthews once again wondered why nuclear submarines weren't "down there" like "Captain Nemo" on the ocean floor with soldering irons—and Wallis was too ignorant to argue with him.
Speaking of science fiction, Chris went all week without his crack staff at MSNBC explaining to him that people cannot operate in mile deep ocean, that it's more than TWICE the depth that our deepest water nuclear submarine can operate at… but we will get into the fact tomorrow that Chris, who constantly mocks conservatives who think God had a hand in creation or aren't sure about the junk science of global warming can't do simple water pressure calculations.
Then Wallis, who trumpets himself as a unifier of Christians around public moral principles, allowed Matthews to make a demagogic and almost deranged statement about the beliefs of Christians who believe in economic freedom:
MATTHEWS: And some Americans believe, even though they go to church and believe in God and believe in righteousness have accepted the power and the trumping authority of the oil companies of the investment houses in New York, of anyone who's out to make money, is somehow superior morally to anyone who might put a constraint on it. Who might come along and say clean up after you've been at your camping site, clean up after you've been in a wilderness area, clean up your oil spill—that's in the interest of society! … Who taught them that Ayn Rand was god?
Actually, Chris NO ONCE BELIEVES THAT. But Wallis let the slander against his fellow believers stand:
WALLIS: [laughing] Well, we've got the Gospel now of Glenn and Rush and Sean and Bill, and I want to get back to the Gospel of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John…
But of course, he never talks about Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And I bet Glenn, Rush, Bill and even Sean know that you can't send frogmen with soldering irons a mile deep to the ocean floor…
WALLIS: We need to be converted to a different energy future.
Sounds like the Gospel of Al and Barack to me.