Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Eco-Theology: The Media Suddenly Gets Religious

New Media Craze -- 'Eco-Theology':  Using Oil Spill + Religion to Promote Green Agenda
By Jeff Poor

"Where would Jesus drill?"

That sounds almost like it could be the opening of a tree hugger's bad joke, but instead it's the lede in a recent Associated Press story written by John Flesher about a so-called "Green religion movement."
Efforts to make environmentalism its own sort of religion have been underway for some time now. But the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has sparked a new push to take what has been traditionally a political phenomenon, the American environmentalist movement, and make it part of the religious spectrum.

1 comment:

  1. I just love it when the media and folks who know enough about the Christian religion and it's Bible to be dangerous start 'quoting and preaching'. They don't have a clue what they are talking about. The idea of needing to stop digging for coal or drilling for oil because an accident occurs is sort of like saying I shouldn't have gotten married because I wife died prematuraly, or I should not be driving because I got caught in a traffic jam where some people were injured or died. Therefore we should condemn marriage and driving.

    "...Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools".

    Hey I didn't say that...God did.