Monday, July 24, 2006
Judgment day is today
Interviewed on BBC London Regional News tonight, the Bishop of London was urging people to avoid sin by considering the impact on the environment of such things as air travel and 4x4s. He maintained that care for the environment is a moral issue, because we are all linked, to each other, to the environment, and to God, and we should all therefore take responsibility for our impact on the environment. If we do not, he said, Judgment Day may be nearer than we think.
I believe he is right in what he says. It is a moral issue to act responsibly in this context, whether or not we believe in God. We may reject or deny God. We cannot reject or deny our dependence on our environment. In fact, where all moral issues are concerned, we should act as though our judgment day is today, and every day.
Great ideal! My level of achievement is pretty moderate, but I am conscious of my responsibility at least.