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More Evidence Of Green Religion Growing

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Environmentalists try to evoke more participation in the green movement by gardening the human soul. Liberals’ know their efforts to secularize the globe must appeal to humans’ inate need for spirituality. Without appealing to emotional spiritual healing of humans through stewardship of Gaia, the green movement can not maintain adherents’ interests. They don’t hide this tactic.

The big publicity surrounding Michelle Obama and children taking a rake and hoeing the soil to plant a garden was seen by millions. The view wasn’t lost on the churches, who have decided to get in on the worldwide accent on community gardens. For churches taking care of a garden is part of good stewardship. One takes care of the earth, the body, and consequently the soul in a round of activities especially designed to do that.

Using the First Family as a model as well as specific teachings, including the Bible and books written by various Christians involved in going green, Christian churches and synagogues are working together with local community groups in planting activities. Going green is more than just planting; it is doing it using ethical principles, with the goal of helping the poor and focusing on local gardeners as opposed to large corporations.

Wendell Berry spells out what it means to plant using ethical principles. His books are increasingly popular with Christian groups because he combines going green with faith principles, practical and spiritual advice combines. He talks about buying food locally and using a good plan of eating to build spiritual understanding in his “Pleasures of Eating.”

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Written by smalltalkwitht

May 17, 2009 at 6:01 pm

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  1. I agree with you – the “green movement” (or whatever our pagan opponents call themselves) has latched onto the idea of selling indulgences to wipe out your CO2 sins. Not only that, but the culture surrounding this is driven by population control advocates…they have infected the government and major corporations with their guilt-inducing CO2 religion. And what’s at the root of population control? Planned Parenthood and eugenics.

    Schot Bredeweg

    May 17, 2009 at 9:56 pm

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