Thursday, September 13, 2007

Me, preaching on it

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Just in case y'all haven't had enough of me bloviating about the drought, the starving critters and the state of the universe, click here for my sermon from a different pulpit.


Whodoo said...

I happen to agree with you one hundred percent, but I can't even begin to tell you the flak I've had from it. I'll be interested to see what the reaction to your article is. We're not important?! You must be crazy ... :-D

Preach on, Sistah Woman.

BitterGrace said...

Well, I did my best to offend people across the cultural spectrum. Thanks ;-)

Anonymous said...

Preach it my pentacle wearing babe!

I'm with you on this. I'm very sensitive when it comes to nature. There needs to be balance. It seems so lopsided lately because of humans. Have faith that there are those of us who are doing things to try and alleviate the harmful things being done. I use environmentally safe cleaning products, some kind of toilet paper that is gentle on nature and same with paper towels. I use the leftover water from boiling my veggies and water my outdoor plants. You get the picture. Plus, I tell my friends about these little things they can do that can make can a positive impact on our enviromnenment.

However, my step-dad thinks exactly the opposite. We have gotten into very, very heated arguments because he believes the planet is here for humans to use and abuse. In fact, there is talk about a new tollroad being built a few miles south of me and it would cut right through a nature preserve on the marine base and I am ANTI-tollroad and he had a fucking fit when he found out that I signed an ANTI-tollroad petition. UGH!! Neanderthal thinking ... I'm telling you. Endangered animals.... he doesn't care. Oh god, he just makes me so crazy.

Dawn :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice piece, BG. It reminds me of Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, James Watt, who often said that man was annointed by God to take and consume everything on earth, and that it did not matter if we did so because Jesus was going to return during the next generation anyway. Really.

My own feeling, which I experienced flying over the lights of Manhattan one night, is that the earth could shake us off like a dog shakes off fleas. There is a new book out, by the way, about what the earth would be like if mankind disappeared-- can't remember the name, but it has been reviewed frequently lately.

BitterGrace said...

I heard about that book on NPR, Bozo, and I'm blanking on the name, too. Sounded pretty interesting.

Dawn, I feel for you--I've got a couple of Neanderthal thinkers in my family, too. As for the toll road, I'll say a little prayer of my own against it. I'm about *this* close to becoming one of those people who sneak onto construction sites and fuck with bulldozers.

Mary said...

Wow, awesome Gracie. How is it possible to live on this earth and not understand that we are just ONE part of the equation? Blows my mind.

Anonymous said...

Dear BG, you're so right. We are here and the earth is here, and why the heck do we imagine it's always about us?
The name of the book is "The world without us". It offers a very refreshing perspective. Why shouldn't there be a world without us?

BitterGrace said...

It's hard for me to put myself in the mindset of dominion. I'm not sure I ever thought that way, even as a kid in a very religious, conservative environment.
Maybe we're all born pagans ;-)
Thanks for the info, Veronica. I've gotta get my hands on that book.