Very soon, we'll be taxed for carbon dioxide in Australia. Let's call it what it really is - a selfish tax. The government has decided that the way to stop Australians from producing too much carbon dioxide and thus destroying the planet, is to make everyone pay for it.
Perhaps, amidst moans and groans, we will start being a little more "environmentally friendly", but history has shown over and over that making people pay for selfishness doesn't stop them from being selfish.
There are laws against drug dealing, and hefty penalties for anyone who gets caught selling drugs - but dealers keep on dealing. Most countries have laws against selling or mistreating children, and those who get caught can pay a very high price... but children are still bought and sold and abused the world over.
There are many other examples, but the point is, no law or tax will truly change anyone at heart. As long as our hearts and minds are directed towards self-gratification, humanity will continue to destroy the planet and it's people.
I'm not interested in the politics of a carbon tax or arguing about one party being better than the other. Recent sessions of parliament question time have shown that all politicians are driven by self interest, not the national interest. And that's true because the majority of Australians voted out of self interest, not the national interest.
The carbon tax cannot be a real solution for any of the nation's - or the world's - problems because it misses the core of every problem we have. Every problem we have comes from the belief that we don't need God. The belief that humanity alone can create a world that works.
The truth is, the way that seems right to us ends in death. No law or tax or treaty or plan or resolution or government can replace God. The world will eventually learn that the hard way, but thankfully that won't be the end of the story.
To learn about how God plans to ultimately give all humanity the chance to turn to Him, trying watching the weekly Beyond Today program, now showing in Australia, on Sunday mornings on Channel 4ME - Digital 74 Metro, Digital 64
Regional at the following times: 6:30 AM (NSW, VIC, ACT); 6:00 AM (SA);
6:30 AM (QLD); 4:30 AM (WA). Or you can watch past episodes or Beyond Today Daily online at Beyond Today TV.