Thursday, November 12, 2009

Church bells to ring out warning on climate change

This presents such a delicious conundrum for the sheep trapped in the false left/right paradigm. On the right, evangelicals, otherwise opposed to global warming/climate change yet vigorously supporting church activism in American politics, will probably tell these communist traitors to keep their damn yaps shut. Meanwhile, on the left, liberals sick of hearing of the church's clamoring against abortion and gay marriage will likely celebrate their freedom of speech and expression. It's so obvious and yet such a sad spectacle that people willingly trap themselves in this paradigm, and like a crack addict do almost anything to perpetuate it.

    Breitbart -

    The World Council of Churches on Thursday called on churches around the world to ring their bells 350 times during the Copenhagen climate change summit on December 13 as a call to action on global warming.

    The leading council of Christian and Orthodox churches also invited places of worship for other faiths to join a symbolic "chain of chimes and prayers" stretching around the world from the international date line in the South Pacific.

    "On that Sunday, midway through the UN summit, the WCC invites churches around the world to use their bells, drums, gongs or whatever their tradition offers to call people to prayer and action in the face of climate change," the council said in a statement.

    "By sounding their bells or other instruments 350 times, participating churches will symbolise the 350 parts per million that mark the safe upper limit for CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere according to many scientists," it added.

    The chimes are meant to start at 3.00 pm local time in each location.

    The WCC brings together 348 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican churches representing about 560 million Christians in 110 countries.

    The Council of European Bishops Conferences, which gathers Roman Catholic bishops and archbishops, is also supporting the campaign, according to a letter released by the WCC.