Going Green is a Sin! Now, that’s an inconvenient truth.

Posted: March 10, 2009 in OMG!, Religion Potpourri, Spin Doctor, WWJD
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The environment is important. I know, big news flash given we have dominion over the thing and all.

We are reminded of our much-affronted stewardship for the earth daily, namely with the powers that be resting on Capitol Hill. “Going Green” is now trendy, it’s voguish to be eco-friendly. And all the world’s a stage… at least if the lights aren’t plugged in.

an-unbiblical-truthWell, thanks to a Saudi Muslim cleric, this story in the Christian Science Monitor and a little masonry from HuffPo, we learn the whole green initiative may be kind to Mother Earth, but a huge malfeasance to Father God… or Allah, as the case may be.

A prominent Muslim scholar in Saudi Arabia has warned that those using alcohol-based biofuels in their cars could be committing a sin.

Let’s see, I have a hunch. But, I’ll let the Sheik here tell you why:

Ethanol, a common type of biofuel, is made of the same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, and its production is similar to that of hard liquor. Plant matter is fermented using yeast, and the result is distilled to increase the concentration of alcohol.

That’s right, ecogeeks. Your befuddled angst against poor caretakers for the environment are actually masked in lasciviousness. You bunch of inebriates!

From the story, here’s some Qu’ran for your reading pleasure.

The Koran prohibits consumption of alcohol in three separate verses that were written over a period of several years. The first mention occurs in 4:43, in which Muslims are told that they must not pray while intoxicated. A verse written later – 2:219 – says that in wine and gambling “is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.” Finally, in 5:90-91, intoxicants and gambling are called “an abomination” and “Satan’s handiwork”

I get it. And trust me, I could take many folk on a trip around “fermentation avenue” and “unfermented lane” for those in the Christian Church who adore the sauce (and I mean in the crapulent sense), but suffice to say… it’s not the cars that are boozing it up, it’s the drivers to whom you should target your angst!

You know, just a thought.

  1. Megan says:

    All I can say is I’m amazed at the jump in logic: from consuming alcohol is a sin to your car consuming alcohol is a sin. I wonder if that thought will actually spread….

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