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“If You’re Green and You Know it…”

If you’re green and you know it, plant a tree.
If you’re green and you know it, plant a tree.
If you’re green and you know it,
Then your life will surely show it.
If you’re green and you know it, plant a tree.

This atrocious piece of environmental propaganda was actually put out in some official capacity by the United Methodist Church.  This song was released as a liturgical recommendation for children to coincide with the Council of Bishops’ initiative  “God’s Renewed Creation: Call to Hope & Action.”

The prime piece of this initiative was a pastoral letter written by the bishops which we pastors were asked to share with our congregations.

I didn’t.  I wonder how many did?  I don’t think it was many, at least in my part of the country. 

Perhaps we’d prefer our bishops to exercise their authority in different ways and on different issues.  For instance, I’d love some episcopal direction on what constitutes true worship; I find that more vital to the life of the church than their environmental opinions.

Oh well. For more details, check out this analysis from the IRD

And before you freak out at the mere mention of the IRD, no, I don’t like everything they do either, and no, I don’t want to hear about it.