Pope Green Weenie
Steven Hayward of the Powerline blog has a periodic feature called the Green Weenie Award, which goes to particularly egregious environmentalist whack jobs. Since I know Dr. Hayward is a regular reader of Stand Firm (cough, cough), I’d like him to consider a very special personage for his next award bestowal. From the Daily Mail:
Pope Francis today proposed that caring for the environment be added to the traditional seven works of mercy that Christians are called to perform.
The Pope took his green agenda to a new level by supplementing Jesus’ call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the sick with his own call for recycling, carpooling and conserving electricity.
He said the faithful should ask forgiveness for the ‘sins’ against the environment that have been committed by the ‘irresponsible, selfish’ and profit-motivated economic and political system.
He called for all of humanity to take concrete steps to change course, starting with repaying what he called the ‘ecological debt’ that wealthy countries owe the poor.
‘Repaying (the debt) would require treating the environments of poorer nations with care and providing the financial resources and technical assistance needed to help them deal with climate change and promote sustainable development,’ he wrote.
On a smaller, individual scale, recycling, turning off the lights and carpooling can also help, he said.
Finally, he proposed that caring for the environment be added as a ‘complement’ to the seven spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
Somebody please remind me–what religion is it the pope claims to represent?
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