Thursday, December 30, 2010

24:15 Stewards Of Creation

Wynken asked me what we should do about the fact that the moon was receding from the Earth several inches a year. My reply was that the angel choir of the Virtues had the responsibility and control over seasons, stars, and moon; even the sun is subject to their command.

But that set me to thinking: what is the proper response of Catholics to issues of the environment as distinct from some of the popular movements now in vogue?

The Problem

The main problem with radical environmentalists is that they have substituted the created for the creator. Everywhere you look “going green” is all the rage. It has become the new religion in developed countries across the globe. It spans the gamut from an over-emphasis on providing for “future generations”, misplaced love of animals at the expense of humans, personification of the Earth (the Earth has feeeeelings), to full blown pagan Mother-Earth-cum-Gaia worship.

G.K. Chesterton famously said:
“When people cease to believe in God, they don’t believe in nothing; they believe in anything.”
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