Have you heard this saying?
Apparently, there is a "green agenda" and we should be aware of it.
So I am told.
There is a school of thought that too much caring for each other and the earth is not a good thing.
Seriously, an ultra conservative person said to me in my reference of trying to be a better steward
(remember that word, steward)
that I need to be careful not to be buy into the "green agenda". They were rather serious.
I was confused. What exactly is a "green agenda"? I had never heard this before.
They explained to me that there is a notion that environmentalism is not all it is cracked up to be.
And that I needed to make sure it is in "moderation".
I need to be moderately concerned about the earth?
Why, I ask.
'Because anything that comes between you and God is not good.'
But aren't you assuming that environmentalist are putting the environment before God?
'No.' Dead pan.
How so, I ponder.
Because, they explained, 'They put the environment over people. Look at how they value the animals over people. And if we get too caught up in saving the environment, we forget Him.'
But...didn't God create the Earth?
Didn't He create animals for us, asking us to a STEWARD over everything he created for us?
So, being a steward means to care for, right?
But you think that caring for the things God created is becoming between me and God?
'I didn't say that. I said when we put those things before God, it's a problem.'
But can't that be applied to anything? Like McDonald's, money, cupcakes - I ask?
Well, why is there not a cupcake agenda?
Why aren't we warning fellow Christians about McDonald's?
How about the fact most people fight over and get divorced over money...where is the agenda on that?
'McDonald's is not that bad.'
Conservative, Christian, Environmentalist.
Be concerned people, be concerned.