Seems a British Bishop over in London has decided to take it upon himself to inform everyone that they’re being selfish sin-loving bastards if they fly when taking a vacation:
In a highly controversial statement, Richard Chartres, 59 – who admits to regular visits to Russia – urged Christians to stop taking endless flights and to live a more ‘eco-friendly’ lifestyle.
He said: “There is now an overriding imperative to walk more lightly upon the earth and we need to make our lifestyle decisions in that light.
“Making selfish choices such as flying on holiday or buying a large car are a symptom of sin.
“Sin is not just a restricted list of moral mistakes. It is living a life turned in on itself where people ignore the consequences of their actions.”
Can you say “hypocrite?” I knew you could!
While I agree that it would be nice if folks tried to be a little more eco-conscious in their day to day lives, something I’m trying to be considerate of myself, I think declaring it a sin isn’t going to accomplish much beyond getting a lot of people to laugh at you.
I mean it’s not like all those other sins being sins has stopped very many Christians from engaging in them…