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Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day 2005

Today is Earth Day. Usually this "holiday" is associated with tree-hugging hippies chaining themselves to redwoods or communing with snail-darters or some other such nonsense. However, the Roanoke Times has an interesting article today about the role that Christaisn should play in protecting the environment. Actually, the article itself is kind of silly, particularly with passages like this:
"There are a whole lot of SUVs in church parking lots and a whole lot of Styrofoam plates being thrown away at church suppers....That doesn't look too sacramental to me."
However, that doesn't mean there isn't some truth to be found beneath the crunchy granola exterior unearthed by the Roanoke Times. Christians are certainly called to be good stewards of the environment and it's something that Christians probably don't spend enough time thinking about. One of the greatest things about living in Virginia is the abundance of natural beauty that we have been blessed with. Caring for the environment doesn't have to be an issue that's only addressed from a liberal or secular perspective. In fact, we'd all be better off if it wasn't.

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