Friday, August 31, 2007
Consult the Goracle!
This is just absurd!

Confess your Eco-Sins and bow down to The Goracle!

Forgotten to recycle any newspapers or tin cans recently? Feeling guilty because you neglected to carbon offset your flight to somewhere, anywhere, outside England this summer?

The Roman Catholic Church is at hand with a new line in “green confessions” to help eco-sinners to find forgiveness.

Dom Anthony Sutch, the Benedictine monk who resigned as head of Downside School to become a parish priest in Suffolk, will be at the county’s Waveney Greenpeace festival this weekend to hear eco-confessions in what is thought to be the first dedicated confessional booth of its kind.

Vested in a green chasuble-style garment made from recycled curtains, and in a booth constructed of recycled doors, he will hear the sins of of those who have not recycled the things they ought to have done and who have consumed the things they ought not to have done.


Being green has become the new “socially correct” form of behaviour for many, resulting in dishonesty as Western consumers exaggerate their eco-friendliness to keep up with their neighbours. A new poll for Norwich Union found that nine out of ten people tell “little green lies” about how much they recycle and how little they consume. More than half think that unethical living is as socially taboo as drink driving.


It goes on from there of course.

Is it just me, or is this absurd?

Isn't this a perversion of Jesus Christ's message? Have we come so close to solving all of man's ills, come so close to fullfilling the "love your brother" message that this is going to be the church's next crusade? Seriously? This is crap.

These Global Warming nuts really have gone over the edge. All the jokes about global warming fear-mongering becoming akin to a religion are all of a sudden a lot less funny. A lot lot less.

I'm absolutely speechless.

I'm completely dumbfounded as to why the church is picking up this standard. Why are they participating? It seems to really pollute the sanctity of their original message, if you see what I mean. How can I take the church seriously when it is doing this? Because, call me a cynic, but all I see here is a monk who wants to be famous and possibly start up his own sect. I'll be generous and suggest that it is merely a ploy to get more butts in the pews, that he's pulling a bait and switch: bring 'em in on a green message and send 'em out with Christ's love, but's strikes me as a cheap carnie stunt and an obvious one at that.

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posted by Phoenix | 11:53 AM


At 3:49 PM, Blogger Richmond said...

It's beyond me... What is the matter with people?

At 8:07 PM, Blogger Kelsie said...

Let me start off by saying I'm Catholic.

And continue that line of thought by saying: that priest is crazy! I'm 99% sure he's got better things he needs to be doing...

Perhaps all the money he's saving being eco-friendly is going to charity...? God-willing, it is.

At 8:08 PM, Blogger Kelsie said...

I think that's pretty ridiculous. I'm a Catholic myself, and I think this global warming thing is a big ploy to scare the pants off people... and make Al Gore famous... and give people an excuse not to have children... etc.
This priest needs to go find some people with some REAL sins they need to get off their souls, ya know?


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