Saturday, September 13, 2008

Environmentalism and Consumerism

So far, it's been a happy marriage:


pat said...

I saw two recent examples that struck me as absurd:

A manufacturer of weed-whackers heralding their models' fuel efficiency and low emissions (as if that is a consideration when purchasing lawn care equipment).

A headline on a cover of a magazine promised to tell how we can make earth-friendly love.

Stefanie said...

if only you were teaching bio (or Bible) could use my current blog post...

Matt Aquiline said...

Of course this stuff is selling--I think my elementary school celebrated Earth Day eight times per year.

The marriage between consumerism and environmentalism is going to end soon, in my opinion. Consumerism is self-celebration by mankind; extreme environmentalism as practiced by certain groups is a philosophy which pushes man as low as possible in relation to the earth, animals, plants, air.

Nicholas said...

Matt, your logic is reassuring and hard to dispute. Thanks for pointing out that inherent contradiction.

"And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand."
Mark 3:25