'Faith-Based' Environmental Policy

Millions of Christian fundamentalists may believe that environmental destruction is not only to be disregarded but actually welcomed -- even hastened -- as a sign of the coming apocalypse
February 2, 2005, 1pm PST | Michael Dudley
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Bill Moyers points out that environmental policy-making in the United States is now being driven by a huge constituency of born-again Christians who believe, "Why care about the earth, when the droughts, floods, famine and pestilence brought by ecological collapse are signs of the apocalypse foretold in the Bible? Why care about global climate change when you and yours will be rescued in the rapture? And why care about converting from oil to solar when the same God who performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes can whip up a few billion barrels of light crude with a word?"

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 in Star Tribune
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