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Toyota “Pious” and “flying is a sin”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-397228/Flying-holiday-sin-says-bishop.html

Check it out – a hard hitting article from The Bishop of London about how flying is a sin because of what it is doing to the environment.

Also, The Archbishop of Canterbury is now driving a hybrid ” Toyota Prius” -says the article:

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury who drives the eco-car, Toyota Prius, is also banging the green drum.

He has said: “We are not consumers of what God has made. We are in communion with it.”

A wit friend of mine says that if bishops are being encouraged to drive these hybrids, they should be called the ” Toyota Pious” …

I absoluetly  agree with any strong talk about the environment from the C of E -or any denominaiton for that matter:

The above article states ” It  ( The Church of England) is about to publish a booklet about the environment called Treasures on Earth and has set up ‘The 40 per cent Church of England’ campaign.

This aims to slash the church’s carbon emissions – a major contributor to climate change – to 40 per of current levels by 2050.

The Bishop of London also criticises people who drive big cars…. but the Executive Director  of RAC doesnt agree:

“You cannot just point the finger in that way.

“Some people have larger cars for perfectly legitimate reasons so I don’t think morality comes into it.

“Yes, climate change is a problem but we need an overall strategy to tackle it.

“This is rather a knee-jerk reaction from the Church. Maybe they should stick to what they know best.”

Stick to what they know best? Dont agree there at all. Do blog readers think the church should speak out on the environment?  I certainly do. Its not being pious, its being realistic.

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Now Im on the case…it seems the Bishop of Manchester has one too:

Bishop of ManchesterBishop of Manchester

The Bishop’s ‘going green’

The Bishop of Manchester has joined the Hollywood trend by taking delivery of a new hybrid car. Hybrid cars, which are all the rage in Hollywood, are driven by actors such as George Clooney and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Bishop is believed to be one of the first clerics in the country opting to drive a Toyota Prius, which uses an engine that is driven by both petrol and electricity.

Bishop Nigel McCulloch said, “I am in the middle of a three-year pilgrimage, travelling hundreds of miles a year visiting every parish in my diocese…

( From BBC web-site)

Any other Bishops out there got one??

And, if Rural Deans in future become suffragan Bishops (???) shall we all have on too? I would love to drive a hybrid, but I dont think I could quite afford it…..perhaps it could be a legitimate expense??

Think I’ll quit now before I get into trouble!

June 14, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

6 Comments »

  1. Of course you could go for an extremely green ordinary car- no road tax because emissions are so low, 74mpg and not totally unaffordable to a RD- The Seat Ibiza ecomotive- what the cool RD’s are driving!

    Comment by Allrevedup | June 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. I that why you are Allrevedup???

    Comment by paxtonvic | June 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. I say I say I say; what do you call a cross between a Rural Dean and a Suffregan Bishop?

    I don’t know; what do you call a cross between a Rural Dean and a suffregan Bishop?

    A Brutal Mishap.

    With that; hope youv’e had a good Sabath and Good night.

    Comment by Wingy | June 14, 2009 | Reply

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  6. I found this kit that can convert any gas or diesel powered cars and trucks into hybrids. Its cheap and simple to install. Check it out. Here’s the website: http://www.waterfueledcarsstore.com

    Comment by Andy | June 15, 2009 | Reply


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