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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 07, 2006

Modern society is "wrecking the planet's environment," the Anglican bishop said, and so:

He called on churches and other places of worship to reduce global warming by installing solar panels on their rooftops.

Notice, in this Times Online report whose environment is at risk. Not yours. Not mine. Not society's. Not God's. The environment belongs to the planet.

And in contemplating the proposal to put solar panels in church roofs— and that will solve the problem, by golly!— you might think about how previous Christian generations arranged for the light to shine through stained-glass windows in cathedrals. There's some irony in the name of the environmentalist Anglican prelate: Right Rev Richard Chartres.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 08, 2006 1:32 PM ET USA

    Shouldn't that be "Left Rev"?

  • Posted by: Meg Q - Dec. 07, 2006 10:10 PM ET USA

    Isn't irony one of those things we get out of the ground while raping the planet? (With apologies to Blackadder.)

  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Dec. 07, 2006 8:11 PM ET USA

    Bishop Chartres, don't worry! Your fellow so-called "bishop" revealed your plan to save the environment, that is, not to have children. By golly, you keep with that strategy, and we'll see those hot gases disappear from the environment in no time!

  • Posted by: - Dec. 07, 2006 2:33 PM ET USA

    The Anglican Communion is "wrecking the ecclesial environment", the Anglican bishop said, and is "about to explode into multiple parts at any moment". He called on churches to reduce the infernal temperature by installing the Magisterium on their rooftops.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Dec. 07, 2006 10:39 AM ET USA

    Its not really much of a cheese shop is it?

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Dec. 07, 2006 9:48 AM ET USA

    And we always thought that Monty Python was fictional.