Worthwhile Reads: Santorum, environmentalism, and more

Julie Ingersoll's excellent article, "Obama’s 'Phony Religion' is Environmentalism, Santorum Explains," discusses the anti-environmentalism rhetoric of the right and even draws connections to leading Christian Patriarchy group Vision Forum.Feministe is beginning a series on Evangelical Christianity, and I am keenly interested to read their take. Read the introduction here.Sierra discusses my post on Christian Patriarchy's concerns about women voting by pointing out an egregious c … [Read more...]

Environmentalism as a Conspiracy Theory

Santorum recently made some remarks about climate change that have garnered some media attention. I mention this here because reading Santorum's comments was like stepping back into my childhood and adolescence. I was raised on exactly this thinking. We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit. [Climate change is] an absolute travesty of scientific research that was mot … [Read more...]

Doug Phillips “Christian” Response to Earth Day

This post is the first in what might become a series of collaborative works between myself and the author of Incongruous Circumspection. This particular post is an analysis of Vision Forum's Doug Phillips' article on Earth Day. It's rather lengthy. While I am an atheist, Incongruous Circumspection is a Christian whose beliefs differ drastically from the Christianity of Doug Phillips or Vision Forum. Both Incongruous Circumspection and I identify as environmentalists, though we differ a bit in … [Read more...]