Religion and Climate Change

Religious leaders are having a march for awareness of global warming in New Hampshire...

In snowy weather.

I'm convinced God has a sense of humor:
“God has given us this Eden, and our behavior is making a mess of it,” said the Rev. Jim Antal, president of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, the state’s largest Protestant denomination.

The religious walkers are part of Religious Witness for the Earth, a 6-year-old national interfaith environmental organization. Supporters include clergy from the Catholic, Unitarian, Jewish, Episcopalian and Muslim faiths.

The leaders are calling for individuals, businesses and government entities to reduce fossil fuel emissions by 80 percent by 2050.


Many members of Religious Witness for the Earth have used their position from the pulpit to make their congregations aware of climate change.
A "Religious Witness" not for God but for the "Earth."

There is one problem with this ecological love in. It's that love of nature can be a bad thing if it's taken to it's extreme.

Time to call on Cardinal Biffi:
"...the Antichrist presents himself as pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist...there are relative values, such as solidarity, love of peace and respect for nature. If these become absolute, uprooting or even opposing the proclamation of the event of salvation, then these values become an instigation to idolatry and obstacles on the way of salvation."
The question is, do these God fearing people love nature a little too much? Are they treating respect for nature as a moral absolute?
“The interfaith aspect of what we’re doing heightens awareness among everyone,” said Rabbi Justin David of Congregation B’Nai Israel in Northampton. “Climate change is a moral issue and it’s a collective issue. It transcends the differences of faith and politics and generations. This is something everyone needs to pay attention to.”
Climate Change is a "collective issue?" It "transcends differences of faith?"

Idolatry doesn't seem that far off if you ask me.

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