Life, Faith and Urban Farming

The life and happenings of an unconventional pastor and urban farmer living in the city with a family of five.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Eco-Theology: Part 3, an aside

My hope is that Christians will become the people who care for the environment the most, who speak out against poluters, who stop driving SUV's and push for non-fossel fule cars. That's not the case right now, but it could be. The key is getting conservative evangelical Christians to care. This was a little step in that direction that I read about. Pat Robertson has lost most of his credibility with me with his recent outbursts, but he still holds a lot of respect and power with evangelicals.

Heat Wave Makes Pat Robertson a Global Warming 'Convert'

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The Reverend Pat Robertson says he hasn't been a believer in global warming in the past, but this summer's record-breaking heat is -- quote -- "making a convert out of me."

On his "700 Club" broadcast, Robertson said, "It is getting hotter, and the icecaps are melting and there is a buildup of carbon dioxide in the air."

Switching sides on an issue that divides evangelical Christians, Robertson said, "We really need to address the burning of fossil fuels."

The religious broadcaster told viewers, "If we are contributing to the destruction of this planet, we need to do something about it."

1 comment:

Russell Smith said...

I'm loving this series -- You might be interested in a book called "Crunchy Cons" by Rod Dreher -- it shows how a lot of social conservatives (such as evangelical Christians) practice care for environment, neighborhoods, and the small and the local.