Tectonic shift? Probably not, but it occurred to me recently that there was a sort of cultural/political musical chairs going on. Pro-nuke Greens! Pro-environment Christians!
On one hand, a growing cadre of pro-nuclear Greens — a notion* that would have seemed unthinkable a decade ago.
On the other, an apparently growing swath of pro-environment Christians. This makes so much sense to me – without being a Biblical scholar, I’ve always thought that the teachings of Christ pointed in important ways to environmental sensitivity; so the preponderant alignment of Christians with the profoundly anti-environment Bush administration has always seemed unsettling. It does make you wonder: What Would Jesus Drive?
OK, not a tectonic shift, but evidence that religious and political generalizations are always bound to fail… and to surprise.
* I swore I’d never use the word “notion” here, but there you have it.