Thursday, February 7, 2008

Giving up carbon for Lent

Gerry sent this one in. If you buy offsets, that definitely makes it an "indulgence." Where is Martin Luther when you need him?

And if Gerry is reading the Telegraph, will he vote "Tory" in November, and if so how?

Christians told: Give up carbon for Lent

By Paul Eccleston, Daily Telegraph

Two senior Church of England Bishops have called on people to give up carbon rather than chocolate for Lent.

The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones and the Bishop of London, the Rt Rev Richard Chartres, will make the call before the 40 days of Lent begins on Wednesday February 6. Lent is the time when Christians traditionally give up such things as sweets, chocolate or alcohol in recognition of the 40 days Christ spent fasting in the desert to prepare for his ministry.

1 comment:

Gerry said...

I found the carbon lent reference in the Daily Grist Grist []. As for voting in November, I haven't made that decision yet. My favorites have already been eliminated.