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Nature_and_Environment.42

Ecology and Spiritualilty

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{Nature_and_Environment.42.11}: Richard Witty {gisland} Sat, 11 Mar 2006 12:53:15 CST (31 lines)

The conspicuous "fundies" are a small portion of the fundamentalists.
They are often regarded as distractions from the Bible and from
spirituality.

Even politically, the right has had a difficult time getting grass-
roots fundamentalists to be loyal enough to be interested in politics
at all.

The button issues are not as buttony as the left perceives. MANY
Christians regard the Christian message to be one of forgiveness,
while the prohibitions against homosexuality for example are mostly
in the Old Testament.

Many of the prominent environmentalists have been self-identified
Christian, as many of the civil rights movement were Christian, and
the anti-war movements.

I like that the movement is expanding, and on the ground, not so much
in the media. It confuses it for many on the left, as they must then
rethink their reactions to the people.

It is unlikely that the neo-fundie loudmouths and opportunists will
adopt it, as there is not a lot of money, fame, nor self-
advertisement in environmentalist concerns.

It is new that many are getting involved in the hot-button issues
(global warming in particular).

I personally am not enamored of the issue myself. I think it is
partially a hopeless distraction from the responsibility to care for
what one can effect.

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