I am not really surprised to find that Kathy Shaidle and Our Sunday Visitor were not quite a match, but the benefit for us is that we get to now read the column she wrote for OSV that they wouldn’t print on the non-coincidence of Lenin’s Birthday and Earth Day an how environmentalism has become a substitute religion.
I remember as a young atheist the first Earth Day and see now how ecology was my religion and recycling a major sacrament. I remember watching PBS on that first high holy day for environmentalists and dutifully watching a program that contained a cartoon of the whole earth being covered with cement. I remember now with embarrassment the conversations we had as kids in the neighborhood decrying the population boom and the eminent destruction of the earth. Our worries about the coming ice age and the forming of a neighborhood environmentalist group that would impose fines on other kids for littering.