What's most striking about the new 12-part DVD series titled "Resisting the Green Dragon" is that it's serious.
Released under the Cornwall Alliance, a Christian conservative environmental thinktank, the film seeks to discredit environmentalism with angry and threatening rhetoric bordering on delusional. Words like "deadly," "cult" and "destructive" are so pervasive that you'll think you're watching some kind of parody from The Onion or FunnyorDie.
“Today’s environmentalism isn’t just the conservationist belief that every generation should use the Earth wisely so that it benefits not only itself but also future generations,” Cornwall Alliance spokesman Dr. E. Calvin Beisner says in a release. “Environmentalism isn’t a neutral set of ideas that can be tacked onto the Christian faith without theological compromise. Instead, environmentalism promotes its own world view and its own doctrines of God, creation, humanity, sin and salvation. And those doctrines aren’t Biblical.”
So, in other words, while some people see God in nature, these people do not. In fact, they see the environmental movement as an affront to their own view of Christianity and our relationship with the planet. It's unfortunate that religious faith is hijacked this way to undermine what's essentially an effort to preserve the natural beauty and vibrant life of the planet.
RightWingWatch.org put together the following highlight reel from "Resisting The Green Dragon." What's comical at first simply makes you a bit sick near the end. Watch and let me know what you think below.
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