I don’t do earth day…

I will never understand how people can weep over a “dead” tree and then celebrate the destruction of human life in the womb. Or how these same uber militant environmentalists think nothing of polluting the water supply and their bodies with chemically manufactured cancer causing abortificants. The same thing applies to Genetically Modified Organisms. GMO in food, bad. GMO in the human gene pool, scientific progress.

I have no patience for hippies and their contradictory mentality.

Hiss. Spit. Growl.

About Katrina Fernandez

Mackerel Snapping Papist

  • http://www.thepracticingcatholic.com/ Lisa Schmidt

    Daughter came home from preschool (Catholic) this morning excited to share all she learned about Earth Day at school. Can’t recall her coming home to tell me anything about All Saints Day, Advent, Ash Wednesday, Easter, or anything authentically Catholic.

    Makes sense.

    • http://profiles.google.com/christinehebert65 Christine Hebert

      Time to look at homeschooling.

      • http://www.thepracticingcatholic.com/ Lisa Schmidt

        Yep.

    • Kristen inDallas

      To be fair, “we should all help clean up the planet” is an easier concept to explain to a four year old than the tourture, death and reincarnation of Jesus (a concept roughly equivalent to Dad, in their minds). My son in a secular preschool got way more out of Easter than earth day, but Easter was all bunnies and chocolate. Before throwing your hands up, try checking with the school to determine how they integrate catholic theology at various stages. It’s possible they taught about the religious holidays as well (at a level apropriate to her age) and it just didn’t stick with her because there were no pastel colored eggs full of candy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Edward-Yeo/1163041810 Eugene Edward Yeo

      You know, there are other children at that school. These kinds of issues are important, and should be addressed. Perhaps the teacher isn’t providing correct focus. Perhaps that grade could use a gentle nudge. Perhaps the school is failing in it’s duty as a Catholic institution. One of the wonderful things about our Church is that there are people who take care of these kinds of things.

  • Harry

    Well, they do have a point. God saw fit to give us just the one planet, and I do think we ought to take care of it – as previous Popes have pointed out on numerous occasions.

    Even a broken hippy clock that weeps for dead trees, lives out in the woods and once had, like, a totally transcendent experience on PCP, it was amazing man, is right twice a day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Edward-Yeo/1163041810 Eugene Edward Yeo

      I very respectfully disagree with the idea that we were only given one planet. God also gave us the stars. But I’m pretty fond of my home, and it does bother me to see it destroyed. I’d like to see the mountains and woodlands of my youth there for my grandchildren.

  • mJames

    Why can’t we do both. No to GMOs no to Contraception. No to wanton environmental destruction, no to destroying life in the womb. Having a consistent pro-life stance mean that we probably should care about environmental issues.

    • http://profiles.google.com/christinehebert65 Christine Hebert

      Caring about environmental issues is different than worshiping trees and talking about all the “life” in a rock.

      • http://profiles.google.com/christinehebert65 Christine Hebert

        Oh, and the junk “science” that is used to make us feel guilty about the condition of the environment and to brainwash people about the condition of the earth is revolting. True scientists go where the evidence leads, they don’t try to skew the results to fit their theories.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Edward-Yeo/1163041810 Eugene Edward Yeo

        Do you paaaaaaaaaaaaaint with all the colouuuuuuuuuuuuurs aaaaaaaaaf thaaaaaaa wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind?

    • Kristen inDallas

      Agreed. Good stewardship isn’t something we get out of just because some of the people who practice it have some moronic ideas about children. We’re good about making sure there are plenty of children and grandchildren to proclaim God’s good news. Shouldn’t we also be good about making sure those children and grandchildren have clean water to drink, a sustainable food supply and the occasional redwood to remind them of God’s majesty?
      We should be wary of falling off either side of the horse. I find this just as extreme as the video above: http://politix.topix.com/homepage/5677-nestle-chairman-water-should-not-be-a-human-right

    • http://twitter.com/moderncomments Modern Comments

      I care about environmental issues. But what I see is “environmentalism” being used as a guise for the control, oppression, and destruction of people. Environmentalists whine about “parasitic” humans (the words used by the man who shot up Discovery Channel offices) and how bad my mini-van is for the environment, but then they don’t care that artificial contraception harms aquatic life and may be contaminating the water supply to the detriment of others.

      When the choice is letting people farm to, you know, feed other people or protecting some little insect…the environmentalists choose the insect. People can starve. Same thing with “alternative” energy that leaves people freezing in winter and overwhelmed by heat in summer because wind turbines don’t provide enough power.

      In short, modern environmentalism is wholly contradictory to the pro-life ethic. It is anti-life and rooted in — to steal from Mark Shea — a mentality of “just enough of us, way too many of you” that seems so prevalent amongst progressives.

  • Kim Burmeister

    AMEN! This drives me crazy too.

  • Elizabeth

    I’ve taken up yoga again recently (it’s been a few years, and I converted to Catholicism last year) and boy, am I having culture shock. The enlightenment-industrial complex is definitely weird. I’ve been suffering through these dippy guided meditations at the end of classes where they have you imagine yourself in some ultimate tranquility with no responsibilities. (How is this supposed to help you in your real life, exactly? I would think it would make you resent every minute.) Anyway, I’ve been musing about whether there is any overlap at all here with Christianity, and the only thing I can think of is the longing for Eden. It’s like this yearning to climb back into the womb. A questionable way to live your life, for sure, but it’s kind of poignant. In a way, I think the hippies are weeping for Original Sin, though they don’t think of it that way.

  • Jacqueline Craney

    And of course, having just read your next post on abusive relationships, the co–founder of Earth Day (which is true, whether or not it has been scrubbed from Wikipedia or not), one Ira Einhorn, was a most abusive partner in his relationship with Holly Maddux. I think controlling behavior was acommon element in abuse and his extreme environmentalism.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42711922/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/earth-day-co-founder-killed-composted-girlfriend
    God gave us the earth – to care for it, not worship it.


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