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, August 22, 2012

Opus 2012-202, Green Pieces: Levels of Environmentalists, Opening

Protecting the environment is a topic that has a lot of impact on our lives.  In one sense that is obvious.  If the environment is poisoned, we all die or at least live at a level that is ugly to contemplate.  So the environment is important.  No one who thinks will argue about that. 

After that we get into a lot of differing opinions and levels of concern.  At one end you have people who only know what they feel at the moment.  At the other extreme are people who consider human being pollution and don’t care if the species goes extinct as long as the Gaia feels good about herself.

Somewhere in between there must be a happy medium.  We should be able to recognize common sense, reasonable, affordable solutions to what are or could be real problems.  We should be able to discriminate between the “solutions” that are generated by people who stand to cash in or who have some other vested interest and those that actually make sense.

People fall into categories.  These categories need labels.  Why?  Because I find labels handy and they make better titles.

Just as all people have a philosophical position, all people have an environmental position.  They just don’t recognize it or don’t want to admit it.  Make that “won’t” as well as “don’t.”  Keep in mind that this is my current opinion.  I reserve the right to grow in my thinking.  The labels may overlap just like you have a few pro-life Democrats and too many pro-choice Republicans, life is complex.  There may be more levels.  I may not have been as complex in my thinking as you are in yours.  Also note, the order is not in level of importance but in level of intensity from the ignorant to the ignoble with most of us in between.

So what labels would I put on people in regard to the environment? 

To be continued...

homo unius libri

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