Guest ridicule by David Middleton
Some Christians are cutting carbon for Lent
Instead of giving up luxuries, they’re reducing pollution.
By Diana Madson
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The weeks just before Easter are known as Lent. It’s a time when many Christians fast or give up luxuries. Now, some churches and faith groups are encouraging Christians to reduce activities that contribute to global warming.
Leah Wiste is director of outreach and advocacy at an organization called Michigan Interfaith Power and Light.
Wiste: “Lent is a state of preparing for rebirth … And so we focus on transformation.”
In that spirit, her group helps Christians use this time to develop more environmentally friendly habits.
Wiste: “We propose a Lenten Carbon Fast…
The inane article goes on to describe a “carbon fast” as “switching to energy-efficient L.E.D. light bulbs, eating food that is not trucked long distances, turning the temperature down on water heaters, and hanging clothes out to dry instead of using the dryer”… Not much of a “carbon fast”… Which would be fatal to any carbon-based life-form.
However, this quasi-spiritual scam has nothing to do with any religion other than the Gorethodox Church of Junk Scientology…
The organization Wiste spoke on behalf of describes itself as a “faith response to global warming.”
Its mission statement says, in part: “Foster and create an educated faith constituency that’s committed to proactive solutions to decreasing harmful coal plant emissions through energy efficiency [and] renewable technologies.”