I came across this article yesterday about cfl light bulbs. If there is no change by 2012 we will be forced to use these light bulbs. The same folks who demanded that incandescent light bulbs be discontinued will very soon begin suing the manufacturers of cfl light bulbs for improper handling of the mercury that is contained in cfl bulbs. On top of this, we as consumers will be forced to purchase these bulbs and then most likely we will be held accountable for our handling of them. It will be illegal to throw them away and I suspect that eventually we will have to pay to dispose of them. Even more troubling is the threat that the mercury poses to our health when one of these bulbs break.
I have read a number of blog posts and also have listened to podcasts telling me that the church needs to get on board the environmental band wagon. The reasoning is that so many people are concerned about this problem. But just because a large number of people believe that the earth is close to an environmental catastrophe doesn't mean that this is true. It is based upon nonsense and in reality the radical environmental movement is based in humanism, communism and paganist worship of the earth. Many of the proponents believe that the earth would be better off without people. As a Christian, I believe that humans are made in the image of God and we are to steward the earth sure, be we are also to fill the earth and use it to the glory of God.
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