An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
For many Christians the 40-day period of fasting and reflection before Easter known as Lent is a chance to get in mental and spiritual shape. People give up chocolate, quit drinking or smoking, avoid meat, start reading the Bible regularly, or even give up social media—small “fasts” intended to discipline and redirect one’s mind to the divine. For Catholics, liturgical Protestants, and increasingly, nondenominational Christians around the country, Lent fasts can often feel like another round of New Year’s resolutions—a second attempt at giving up small indulgences for personal betterment.
But this year thousands of Christians worldwide are making a bigger statement: giving up carbon to help save the planet.
I’m not sure what kind of ‘Christians’ think this is a good idea, but obviously, they aren’t very bright. CO2 is necessary. We, as humans expel it, plants thrive on it, it’s a symbiotic relationship. Hmmmm…… Perhaps, it’s not such a bad idea after all. I mean, that way, we have the clueless dropping dead from stupidity, which would leave more resources for those of us who actually have a brain, and didn’t flunk science. Just a thought.