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.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Opus 2012-17, Green Pieces: They Are after Your Coffee, Too

My thinking was stimulated on this topic when I discarded half a cup of tepid coffee before class started.  Not only was it unappetizing, but I feel if I don’t let the kids drink in class, then I should not drink in class either.  So I threw it away.

How many gallons of coffee are wasted every day by this casual disregard for one of the worlds endangered resources?

Why do I say endangered?  Read your coffee cans.  Check the internet.  I was surprised at how much I found listed.  Google “coffee” and “environment.”  You will find talk of sustainable coffee growth and such.  In fact the carbon tax people are way ahead of you on this one.
“Paying coffee farmers for carbon storage may be in the near future.  A partnership between Rainforest Alliance, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, and an agro-industry corporation recently developed methodology for carbon monitoring in farms.”
You can read the whole article HERE.

I would imagine that soon we will be seeing a special tax on coffee to pay for the environmentalists dreams of controlling even this part of your life.  Notice in the quote above that the World Bank is involved in this process.  Yes, that is the same World Bank that is hitting us Americans up for more subsidies to continue funding their liberal, progressive, anti-American, anti-liberty agenda.

One site that I read was urging us to only use environmentally friendly coffee such as that from Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) sustainable coffee farms.  If this were just some blogs urging us to be more conscientious, I could go with that.  I don’t mind being reminded of my responsibility.  I am all for farmers using methods which are environmentally friendly.  Evidently those methods are the traditional way of growing coffee and produce better flavor.  The free market should work there.  I don’t even mind being told that I should be paying $10.00 a pound at coffee roasters instead of $4.00 a pound in the supermarket.  I really don’t mind paying for quality.  But let me make that decision, don’t use a carbon tax to subsidize your agenda. 

Today my coffee, tomorrow my internet, the next day my Bible.

What will they think of next?  I assure you, they already have and I am afraid to ask.

homo unius libri

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