When I finished reading the article, I went for double jeopardy - I started reading the comments. Generally, religion + comments on the internet = loads of inflammatory crap that does nothing to improve anyone's situation, but those comments do a great job of fueling anger and hatred.
But I found a nice surprise in several of the comments:
Yea! A Katherine Hayhoe reference! (You can find her in a few earlier MH posts.)
Yea! I learned about arocha.org, an organization I will be learning more about and hopefully getting involved with.
A beautiful and inspirational verse for us huggers of trees.
A few more passages I will read closely.
I take most of my biblical inspiration from the New Testament where I see countless examples of living in non-judgmental generosity, of serving others, and of leading a fairly simple life; however, I (unsuccessfully so far) aspire to to follow a mandate that I find in the first few pages of the Old Testament:
And the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it.
Genesis 2:16 (KJV)
May we ALL work together to make this a better place. Period.
PS. To my non-Christian friends who read this blog (most of whom are known for their generosity and eco-consciousness - I was offended that you are all addressed as heathens in the article. You are anything but.)
PPS. I sincerely apologize to our local Christians who very quietly and tirelessly work to serve and work for the betterment of others. I look at groups like the Carpenter's Church, the Dream Center, the Salvation Army, and many others with awe and thanks! Keep up the great work!