Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, the 40th one. It seems ironic now, but back when Nixon (a conservative, mind you!) proposed the first one, the radical anti-war people (the liberals, mind you!) accused him of trying to take the eyes of the public off the war in Vietnam.

How times have changed! Now, Earth Day is seen by many conservatives as a plot to become a socialist country, or to push a mother earth goddess onto us all. But, I wonder what God thinks of our exploitation of others and the earth? Maybe we should re-read some of those biblical texts about stewardship, servanthood (ironic that my spell checker doesn't recognize servanthood as a legitimate word!), sabbath rest for the land, etc... Just an
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