>Earth Day Slogan

>Being Earth Day, Caleb had to come up with an slogan and a poster as a homework assignment. Scott McKnight posted this image on his blog. Wonder what the response would have been if Caleb had turned this in:

2 thoughts on “>Earth Day Slogan

  1. >Well, you'll have to pardon my initial reaction, but this ad–or whatever it is–is just dumb on all levels. Is the assumption that people that like tress don't care about human life? Or, is it that Earth Day is just a stupid celebration of "saving trees"? Like I said, either way, it's just stupid. I don't know any non-Christian "tree-hugger" who would actually respond to that.

  2. >seg, While I understand the reaction, I think you may be assuming too much about their motivations. I don't think the ad devalues trees or 'tree-huggers', but simply asks that those who value trees give as much consideration to unborn human life. I see it as a good to greater kind of slogan – you care for trees, good; how much more should you care for human life. I know Scott McKnight cares a good deal about 'creation care' and calls the church to the same (See http://blog.beliefnet.com/jesuscreed/2008/09/our-missional-god-16.html, a very positive review of Christopher Wrights 'The Mission of God') Is it convincing. I'm with you. I doubt slogans, in a culture that has been sloganeered to death, have any power to convince. whatsoever.

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