Thursday, August 30, 2007

Little Green Lies

The Catholic church has joined the green movement, which seems entirely appropriate, as proponents of man-made global warming or global cooling or climate change have long treated the subject as if it is a religion, despite a lack of scientific consensus on the subject. Attendees of the Waveney Greenpeace festival in Suffolk England will have an opportunity to confess their eco-sins this upcoming weekend from a man wearing a green garment made from recycled curtains.

Dom Anthony Sutch, the Benedictine monk who resigned as head of Downside School to become a parish priest in Suffolk, will be at the county’s Waveney Greenpeace festival this weekend to hear eco-confessions in what is thought to be the first dedicated confessional booth of its kind.

Vested in a green chasuble-style garment made from recycled curtains, and in a booth constructed of recycled doors, he will hear the sins of of those who have not recycled the things they ought to have done and who have consumed the things they ought not to have done.

[..] Father Sutch tries to practise what he preaches but has turned the heating down so low at his church of St Benet’s that at least one parishioner has fled to the warmer care of a neighbouring priest for winter services.

He told The Times: “It is not, I hope, blasphemous to do this. I do not think it is. It is just an attempt to make people conscious of the way they live. The Church is aware of green issues and of how aware we have to be of how we treat the environment.

“I know the Pope has now set up his own airline, but I am told the Vatican will be planting trees every time it flies. I do think the way we treat our environment is important.

“There is a huge amount of greed in the West. We have to be aware of the consequences of how we live.”
See Copious Dissent for more on The New Religion.
...if the environmental movement is now an agent of the Catholic Church, couldn’t one make the argument that tax dollars going to prevent global warming is a government endorsement of religion prohibited by the 1st Amendment.
cp: The Broom


elaine said...

Of course the main stream churches are going to get in on this glowtard religious movement. They can't afford to lose any more meal tickets. The mainstream churches are losing members to the pagan god GAIA, and that means dollars.

Bruce Gottfred said...

Sure it's a religion, but it's seasoned with a bit of Mao's cultural revolution. Check out this new BBC show:

Joanna, Dan and Andy descend on a household of wasters to assess just how bad they are based on what they see in the house, by 'interrogating' them and from the evidence of a waste diary that the family has compiled.

The family then spends up to five days living at 'the house of correction' - a purpose built eco-camp of large traditional Mongolian yurts (tents) - where they live without creature comforts and have Joanna and Dan teaching how them to waste as little as possible and how to live off the land.

Someday this might not be voluntary...

mariposa said...

Well, it would literally be over my dead body, because I'd die before I'd live like that.

Anonymous said...

The greenies want you to die. You pollute too much C02.