Sacramental Water and the Challenge of Global Warming
Carr, Paul H.
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Process theologian Marjorie Suchocki, redefines sin as (1) the violation of relationships, (2) the absolutizing of the self and the denial of interdependence, and (3) rebellion against the creation. The challenge of our day is to update Christian liturgy, which celebrates our being \"creatures created in the image of God, \" with a conscience, so that we will conserve and sacrifice for the good of creation, our children, and their descendents. Science tells us that we can reduce emission greenhouse gases in the future by using passive and active solar energy for heating and by generating electricity with windmills, semiconducting solar cells, and hydropower. Perhaps water \'s sacramental power can cleanse us from the unintended consequences of our past sins, give us new vision for the future, with the courage to recognize our interdependence within creation.