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[greenyes] Political Armageddon


As long as words like "cranks" are used to describe a massive portion of the
electorate who say they care about moral issues more than economic or
environmental ones, there will be no progress.

There is, in fact, a burgeoning movement within Christian evangelicals (see
www.sojo.net) who care deeply about environmental justice and who mounted a
"too little, too late" campaign to counter the single issue agenda that has
once again swept conservative "cranks" into power.

The concepts of "creation care" and environmental stewardship are gaining
ground with evangelicals and Catholics - and can be the basis for shifting
momentum away from the Armageddon crowd. These concepts have to be perceived
as important a moral issue as stem cell research.

That will not happen, however, if current antagonistic attitudes prevail.

Jenifer Lugar




-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Muller [mailto:amuller@no.address]
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 6:15 PM
To: greenyes@no.address
Subject: RE: [greenyes] RE: PEER Press Release


At 03:54 PM 11/1/2004 -0600, Wolbert, Brad wrote:
>One source for the direction this thread has gone is probably the
>following article on the Grist webzine, which appeared last week:
>
>http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2004/10/27/scherer-christian/
>
>as well as the recent, widely discussed article on the role of religion in
>Bush's presidency, which appeared in the New York Times Magazine. Having
>read both articles, I hesitate to dismiss the concern as blithely as Ken
does.
>
>Brad

I feel I have awakened into a nightmare. That I have been ignoring this
stuff for years as the rantings of a few cranks, while it fact these
beliefs have worked their way into the mainstream of American politics.

It's really terrifying, because one cannot counter superstition with
reasoned arguments....these people do not believe in an orderly
relationship between cause and effect, or in the possibility that other
views may have equal validity to their own.

Alan Muller

Alan Muller, Executive Director
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