Running away from criticism

More then a few bloggers dodged the real question when commenting on Rev. Jim Ball’s environmental campaign titled “What Would Jesus Drive?”.

Shame! You know that’s just a phrase to get people talking about moral responsibility and the cars they drive and not a true hypothetical question about SUVs!

The issue probably cuts too close to home.

We have a personal moral responsibility, a civic responsibility, a patriotic responsibility, to watch out for each other – by not wasting precious resources that each of us has to share. That’s not sacrifice. It’s not compulsion. It’s compassion.

To dodge that conversation and talk about priests molesting children (which is an outrage in and of itself) instead of engaging in the query at hand is disingenuous. It’s a technique to avoid critical thinking and discussion.

Morals, ethics, and patriotism. Religion or no religion. I give a salute to the Reverend for sticking is neck out on an unpopular subject.

Don’t you post in my comments on what car Jesus would drive! Think! What would you drive if you actually gave a shit about someone other then yourself? That is the question.

Please don’t confuse me as somekind of environmental radical. I realize there are people that actually need SUVs. And I gotta admit to being a bit of a car nut. Took auto mechanics in high school. My dream car is a Mustang GT-350. That doesn’t invalidate the conversation however. I am uncomfortable with it – as I am sure you are – it’s because of this discomfort that makes it something that should be talked about.