April 22, 2008
I warned my kids at breakfast today that the teacher would probably make them do a craft involving trees, clean water and hemp. I told my kids they were allowed to inform the teacher that our family doesn’t celebrate Earth Day. It’s against our religion (that being Reason) and it celebrates non-achievement so that empty humanists can blind themselves into thinking they’re doing something morally good.
We used to celebrate great people and great achievements. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. accomplished something great, my children sent home with notes that bitch at me about changing light-bulbs is not heroic. It’s not a sin to litter. It is a sin for 14 year olds to give head in the school bathrooms but they only learn about the sin of littering in school.
Our culture is diverse. That’s supposed to be why our public schools don’t ram a theistic ideology down student’s throats by allowing for school prayer. But if you don’t recycle enough, or if you leave a light on while in the room you just committed the holy of holies and you are going to Green Hell.
I don’t have a problem with the Earth. If the earth wants to grow mold and grass and make lava I have no beef with that. But it’s about as heroic as a pencil, and my pencil probably has more to do with Global Warming than all of the litter in the world.
Now this is addressed to the Christians. I was raised to think Christians weren’t stupid but now I’m starting to have my doubts. Perhaps following Christ really does make one particularly vulnerable to copying every whim the secular culture chooses to treat as a Messiah. Show me a Christian getting hysterical about clean rivers and I’ll show you a person who doesn’t give a flying shit about killing Islamic radical terrorists.
But fighting terrorists isn’t very fashionable these days, it’s a lot easier to terrify children into thinking they’ll be under water in 20 years. America kills 5,000 unborn humans every day and I’m supposed to get pissed at my kids for not reusing our plastic shopping bags. When slavery was legal in America you had Republican Christians fighting to free blacks while the Democrat Christians wanted the right to keep them. Likewise in WW2 you had Christians marching as Nazis for Hitler as well as Christians fighting to kill them. What if in the middle of those very important wars you had Christians fighting for the rights to make good pencils?
Happy Pencil Day.