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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gene Robinson on Earth Day

I was interested to see that the Episcopal Church this year made a connection between Earth Day and Good Friday (I wish the Catholic Church had done so). Here's just the beginning from an article for the day by Bishop Gene Robinson ....


A faith-based wake-up call on Earth Day

Earth Day 2011 is also Good Friday. In the midst of budget cut proposals, compromises on services to the poor and needy, and a rush to preserve the wealth of America’s top-earning 1 percent, it is not surprising that the environment is all but forgotten.

Ignoring environmental issues will cost us, too, however.

Current efforts to rein in spending and reduce the federal deficit are all done in the name of future generations who, the thinking goes, should not have to shoulder the burden of massive federal debt perpetrated by previous generations. This sounds reasonable. But at the same time we are neglecting climate change and other environmental problems that will affect not just our children and grandchildren but every living thing on earth. What good will a manageable debt be if we can’t breathe the air, drink the water, or withstand the sun’s harmful rays? ............



Blogger Liam said...

Happy Easter, Crystal!

11:15 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Happy Easter, Liam - to you and the family (and kitty :)

1:59 AM  
Blogger cowboyangel said...

We don't love God's creation planet Earth any more than we do God's creation of other human beings.

12:31 PM  

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