See For Yourself: Liberals Don’t Believe In God, But Are Praying To Plants To Atone For Climate Sins
So, I seriously thought this was a parody or a joke but low and behold this was a real thing, Liberals are praying to plants to atone for the worlds climate sins.
Students at the Union Theological Seminary prayed to plants set up in the chapel of school, it created such a stir on social media.
“Today in chapel, we confessed to plants,” the nation’s oldest independent seminary declared Tuesday on Twitter. “Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life?”
Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor.
What do you confess to the plants in your life? pic.twitter.com/tEs3Vm8oU4
— Union Seminary (@UnionSeminary) September 17, 2019
The ceremony which is part of professor Claudio Carvalhaes class “Extractivism: A Ritual/Liturgical Response” was the butt of jokes on twitter and I gotta say they deserved every bit of it.
This is utter nonsense. Absolute theological bankruptcy in every way. Your Seminary is a cemetery.
— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) September 18, 2019
At first, I thought this was Pet Cemetery. Then I realized it’s even crazier. Lol. https://t.co/HPJRZAslng
— Matthew Betley (@MatthewBetley) September 18, 2019
What kind of penance did the plants give after the “confession?”
— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) September 18, 2019
Here was the chapels response:
“We’ve had many questions about yesterday’s chapel,” the statement read in part. “In worship, our community confessed the harm we’ve done to plants, speaking directly in repentance. This is a beautiful ritual.”
“We are in the throes of a climate emergency, a crisis created by humanity’s arrogance, our disregard for Creation,” the statement continued. “Far too often, we see the natural world only as resources to be extracted for our use, not divinely created in their own right—worthy of honor, thanks and care. We need to unlearn habits of sin and death. And part of that work must be building new bridges to the natural world. And that means creating new spiritual and intellectual frameworks by which we understand and relate to the plants and animals with whom we share the planet.”
Did anyone notice they were praying to plants while sitting on wooden chairs?