Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Opus 2011-192, Green Pieces: Waste Paper

We don’t use 5,000 year old redwoods for making paper.  Most paper is made from trees that were grown for that purpose.  Good paper has a lot of clothe in it, not wood.  Get real.  What sane businessman would grind up wood that would sell for a fortune to turn into paper that sells for a pittance.  I recently bought a piece of clear cedar for a shelf.  Good quality was costing me about ten dollars a foot and it wasn’t even the expensive aromatic cedar..  Relax.  Do the math. 

Keep in mind that it is in the interests of the people who cut down trees to make sure that there are trees to cut down in the future.  That means that they plant more than they cut.  Think of it as a harvest with a long growing season.  Wood is a renewable resource.  The people who own the lumber companies have children and grandchildren.  They want to pass something on to their heirs.  They can’t do that if they destroy the trees and the areas they grow.  It just is not good business.  Even if you believe that all businessmen are greedy even you can see that they would not have much future if they did not nurture their source of money.

So relax.  If there is no recycling bin near by, ball that paper up and put it in the trash.

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