By Diogenes ( articles ) | Feb 08, 2008
Two Anglican bishops-- Richard Chartres of London (not to be confused with the cathedral) and James Jones of Liverpool-- are encouraging their flocks to undertake a "carbon fast" during Lent, for the sake of the ozone layer and the poor and maybe even (although they don't mention it) their souls.
"For example, on the first day, people can take out one of their light bulbs and whenever they go to turn that light on, and it doesn't work, they can remember why they are fasting from carbon-- to help the poor of the world.
But it won't work if the light bulb is already out.
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