Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Are Christian Conservativism and Environmentalism Compatible?
Yesterday's USA Today included an op-ed piece by Rod Dreher (the author of Crunchy Cons) titled "A green Christian conservative." I think he has hit the nail on the head. Here is how he begins:

Earth Day is not my day, not really.

As both a conservative and an avid indoorsman, I've always seen it as a high holy day for hippies, Whole Foods devotees, spotted-owl fetishists and sundry crunchy-granola types who believe that "Think Globally, Act Locally" is the Eleventh Commandment.

But you know, I've got to wonder how much longer we on the right can justify an environmental philosophy that amounts to little more than sneering at liberal tree-huggers.

Does this make me a Crunchy Con?
 
posted at 1:00 PM  
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2 Comments:
At 4:02 PM, Blogger R. Mansfield said...

The funny thing is that I had never heard of this book (Crunchy Cons) until this morning when it was recommended to me by a friend. Now you mention it, so I've heard of it twice in one day. I guess I'll have to pick it up.

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger Naomi F. said...

If you take "conservative" in its literal sense, it isn't really incompatible. I'm for the conservation of life, marriage... and Cuningham Falls, I guess. Though that last point should stay where it is.

Luckily, we're not bound by law to wear pachouli.

 

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