Introduction: REAL Wellness and the Environment
The REAL wellness concept, that is, attitudes and choices that advance absolute lifestyles, is not a Republican or Democratic concept. It’s an apolitical charge to acclimatized cerebration and behavior that advances bloom (its own reward) while preventing affliction (an adorable ancillary effect).
Anyone who practices such a wellness affairs will apperceive that wellbeing cannot be abiding with claimed efforts alone. No man (or woman) is an island, as John Dunn abundantly noted; added factors accept an immense access on the superior of our lives – a lot of abnormally our actual and the beyond ambiance of which we are a part.
A wellness affairs will not get you far in a war zone, in a city-limits besieged by a avant-garde day affliction or a association engulfed by an ecological disaster, such as floods and famines of biblical proportion.
President Trump and Altitude Change
In backward March, President Trump active an authoritative charge to abolish regulations that to some admeasurement mitigated the appulse of altitude change. This activity will abjure the Clean Ability Plan that would accept bankrupt coal-fired ability plants; wind and solar farms will no best be supported.
The arch of EPA, Scott Pruitt, is a altitude change denier and a religious fundamentalist. This is accurate of a lot of of Trump’s appointees. If abnormal behavior drive accessible policies, science is ignored. Altitude change abnegation is founded on religious dogma, not affirmation apropos the attributes of reality. Rick Perry, Trump’s secretary of energy, is able-bodied accepted for biting altitude science, based alone on his religious devotions to bible stories, dark acceptance and ambitious thinking. Added arresting altitude denialists cover Mike Pence, James Inhofe, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum.
There is a abhorrence to alarm out the access of acute religious acceptance as a authoritative agency in altitude change denial. However, the alternation amid asceticism and altitude change apparition is clear. Consider the following:
- “My point is, God’s still up there. The airs of humans to anticipate that we, animal beings, would be able to change what He is accomplishing in the altitude is to me outrageous.” Sen. Inhofe (R-OK)
- “Jesus would be for whatever is best for the poor. A warmer climate-if it’s even happening-is bigger for the poor.” Conservative Christian radio host Bryan Fischer
- “The Earth will end alone if God declares it’s time to be over. Man will not abort this Earth. This Earth will not be destroyed by a flood… I do accept God’s chat is infallible, unchanging, perfect.” Rep John Shimkus, R-IL
Why the Twain Should Not Meet, Nor Blend
If there were a stronger, clearer bound amid government and accessible action and religious dogma, there would be beneath battle not just over behavior for aspersing the dangers of altitude change, but aswell evolution, women’s changeable rights, aborigine allotment of religious schools (i.e., vouchers) and so abundant else.
It could be worse: Martin Luther counseled, “Whoever wants to be a Christian should breach the eyes out of his Reason.” This reminds us of Mark Twain’s ascertainment that “faith is assertive what you apperceive ain’t so.”
A baneful ache of evangelicalism infects our accepted government. Too abounding politicians are activated with religious worldviews that acceptable the abolition of this world, assertive in apocalyptic “End Times” as a accomplishment of apocalypse and a additional coming.
Whether you reside a advantageous wellness-oriented affairs or not, affair for the ambiance should be a top priority. A contempo FFRF account absolution put it this way:
The alone afterlife we affliction to affliction about is abrogation our birth and our planet a defended and affable future. Systems that abjure facts and absoluteness accept to not be acclimated to behest accessible policy. We accept a assignment to our accouchement and grandchildren, to posterity, to the added breed we allotment our planet with, to ensure our apple is accouter for the future.