“Millions Died, But I Meant Well, So It’s All Good”

If, with the best of intentions, you promote false ideas which lead to the deaths of others, should you feel any remorse? I’d say yes, but apparently others disagree.

Some of the ideas in the posts environmental religion I’ve made recently are echoed in this column by James Delingpole, “Why Being Green Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.” Delingpole, who writes for the Telegraph, is one of the most humorous and engaging columnists I’ve come across recently. In this piece he discusses how some environmentalist ideas have led to flawed policies resulting in the deaths of millions and how there is often no acknowledgment of these human costs even as the environmentalists realize their notions were wrong. It seems to me that only the certainty provided by religion could make this possible.

Oh, and before you jump all over Delingpole for the way he uses the parable of the Prodigal Son to introduce the column, please read all the way to the bottom of the piece.

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About Dr. J

I am Professor of Humanities at Faulkner University, where I chair the Department of Humanities and direct online M.A. and Ph.D. programs based on the Great Books of Western Civilization. I am also Associate Editor of the Journal of Faith and the Academy and a member of the faculty at Liberty Classroom.
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One Response to “Millions Died, But I Meant Well, So It’s All Good”

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