posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 09:43 PM
of course one would have to "believe" the material in the books your reading from...assuming the possibility that you were sold a bill of goods, is
it still worth the expenditure? If not, at what point does it reach the point where it's no longer affordable? gas at $10 per gallon? Milk at more
than $8 per gallon. A dozen eggs for $7.49 ? How about when your next monthly gas bill arrives and it's more than $400.00? Is church every sunday
and bible study every Wednesday still attractive? How about for the minister who wants to save lives and not miss that opportunity to just save one
more soul...at what cost to everyone else including the very same ones he's trying to help...will he/she be working for god and the devil at the same
Of course for someone like me there is an element of irony and humor to this, but at the same time these are some very real issues society and
organized religion will be and in fact are facing...
I don't go to church. I walk a good deal of the time to and from my work place, and try to keep commuting to a minimum, but if I were to drive aprox
10 miles rount trip to and from church every Sunday and multiply that by 52 (the number of weeks in a year) would mean a burn of about 20 gallons.
Researching how much Co2 is emited per gallon of gas and I see that I am saving putting 400 pounds of Co2 into the atmosphere by just staying home. I
also saved a little under $100.00 in gas. Now, lets say one million go to church every sunday...if they are all like me these totals go to 20,000,000
gallons of gas burnt up, 400 million pounds of Co2 released into the atmosphere, and 100 million dollars ($100,000,000.00) in fuel expence. (I got
the 1,000,000 population number because in USA population is around 300,000,000 now and growing...but some are kids, or non believers, so I estimated
about a third).
Imagine how much more really is burnt up though considering all the late model SUV's I see in the church parking lots, and the fact that people go
more than just on Sunday, and then they like to drive around and go to Denny's or whatever after...imagine this multiplied by all the ones who do
this all over the continent as well as Europe, S. America etc...and you are talking about a lot of foscil fuel being used to drive the religious
[edit on 24-4-2008 by skyshow]