Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Earth Hour: Lay Down Your Weapons for a 60 Minute Truce

Whooee! Well friends an' foes, I ain't much of a churchgoer an' I ain't even a believer but I was marched off to Sunday School an' church up til I was about 18 an' left the family home. I don't reckon my Presbyterian upbringin' done too much irreparable harm.

One thing I remember is some o' the hymns an' songs they sing. Not long ago, I was pressed into service playin' my squeezebox one Sunday at the local United Church. They sang a hymn I remembered from somewheres -- "Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me."

I ain't gonna bother lookin' up the author or composer or whatever. What's important is there's a dang good message there.

If you want somethin', you need to work at it -- personally.

Right now, the human race is at war with ol' Mother Earth. We're rapin' an' pillagin' an' there ain't a soul among us who's readin' this electronic rantfest who ain't part of humanity's war on Mother Earth.

The Earth Hour campaign is askin' us to call a brief truce in our war against the planet that nourishes us. The Earth Hour deal is to turn off all your electrical stuff between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM on Saturday night, March 29. Lay down your weapons for 60 minutes. Then, back to the senseless matricide.


1 comment:

b_nichol said...

Can I leave just the TV on? The Oilers are in Calgary starting at 8pm MDT.
Or is it OK if I just go by Eastern time? That way, it's only the Leafs (not like I'd be watching 'em, anyway).