Skip to comments.Religious opposition to bottled water growing
Posted on 12/19/2006 9:50:31 AM PST by Alex Murphy
WASHINGTON A growing number of religious groups are taking a stand against the bottling of water, stating the practice is immoral because water is a God-given resource that should not be packaged and sold, the Chicago Tribune reported recently in an article analyzing the trend.
Cassandra Carmichael, director of eco-justice programs for the National Council of Churches, said in the story that privatization takes away water from those who cannot afford it and added that water "should be free for all."
In October, the National Coalition of American Nuns, a group representing 1,200 Roman Catholic nuns in the US, adopted a resolution asking members to refrain from purchasing bottled water unless necessary, the report noted.
Meanwhile, Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, a grassroots coalition within the US Presbyterian Church, launched a campaign last spring urging individuals to sign a pledge against drinking bottled water and to take the message to their churches, according to the article.
Stephen Kay, spokesman for the International Bottled Water Association, said bottled water is a minimal user of groundwater compared to the hundreds of other products that draw water, adding that campaigns against bottled water will not lead to long-term solutions in impoverished areas, according to the article.
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More folks making Christians look like nutcases.
I checked and this is not satire.
How crazy do you have to be to support this cause? What terrifies me is the vast number of certifiable crazy liberals there are acting in unison.
These people are idiots, not Christians.
I'm ... shocked. SHOCKED, I tell you.
>>More folks making Christians look like nutcases.<<
Intentionally so. There are people on FR who post articles for the exact same reason.
Meanwhile, Presbyterians for Restoring Creation, a grassroots coalition within the US Presbyterian Church, launched a campaign last spring urging individuals to sign a pledge against drinking bottled water and to take the message to their churches, according to the article
Peter Principle in Action Alert......they are way past their level of competence.
I agree. Same with scuba tanks. Air should be free!
That's the point.
I'm sorry, but if we cannot sell water, how can we sell beef or fish or lettuce or apples?
Well I'm just caught between Scylla & Charybdis here. If I drink bottled water, I'm on the team with elitist gym rats. If I don't drink bottled water, I'm on the team with these nutbergers. Bartender? Could I get a Bud light please? Draft not bottle, I'm doing my part to save the planet.
I kinda figured as much.
Goes to prove you cannot trust even nuns. So many have been "dumbed-down" into thinking "Jesus would give out universal continuous welfare", etc.
Problem is, as the Bottler pointed out - water is used for producing just about everything! It's definitely in that beer.
The water is free. You're just paying for the plastic it comes in.
Well, if you don't want to listen to a preacher's boring sermons about cleaning up your own act by getting and staying married, by living honest lives, by giving personally to lift up the weak and weary, then world causes such as this is just the recipe for making you feel virtuous without messing with your personal lifestyle choices. (Call me Nathaniel Hawthorne, sorry for the run-on sentence but got to be running myself.)
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