Did you know that tomorrow is “Vote Earth Day”? Yeah, me neither. I found out about it courtesy of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s “Swords Into Plowshares” blog:
Your Light Switch is your Vote: Vote Earth
Saturday, March 28, 8:30 – 9:30 pm (20:30 – 21:30)
This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. World Wildlife Fund urges the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
Okey dokey. Even as more and more people are getting the word that global warming hysteria is a symptom of a religiously-based environmental fundamentalism, impervious to facts but in love with apocalyptic prophecies, there are more and more gimmicks to get us to do whatever it is that the hysterics are advocating on any particular day. So I’m going to fire up every light in the house tomorrow evening, as a way of saying that I want no part of this particular cult.
UPDATE: It wasn’t a very good joke, so not everyone got it. My apologies. I am not going to be turning on every light in our house this evening. And just for the record, I’m not in favor of wasting energy. I’m against junk science being used to scare people into doing things that are unnecessary, turning control of their lives and futures over to the government because of a trumped-up threat, and dooming poor people to continuing poverty for no reason. But I’m certanly not against a clean environment, or in favor of wasteful use of resources. Weare stewards of God’s creation, called to use it for the benefit of all humanity.