Social Network Links
Powered by Squarespace
Search the Riddleblog
"Amillennialism 101" -- Audio and On-Line Resources
« This Week's White Horse Inn | Main | "Be Filled With the Spirit" Ephesians 5:15-21 »

Who Said That?

“Politically, humanity cannot afford more than ‘one America’, and the same can be said ecologically of the earth. If the whole world were ‘America’, the whole world would already have been destroyed. If all human beings were to drive as many cars as Germans and Americans, and drive them as much, the atmosphere would already be mortally poisoned. The American millenium can be the downfall of the world. There is awareness of this ambiguity in America, inasmuch as ‘the American nightmare’ (Malcolm X) is following hard on the heels of the American dream, and American messianism is closely pursued by American apocalyptic.”

Leave your guess in the comments section below.  Please, no google searches or cheating.  The whole point is to guess!  Answer to follow next week.

Reader Comments (17)

Al "I can have a big carbon footprint but you can't" Gore?
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpb
Paul Ehrlich? Barry Commoner? I remember such talk back in the '70s.

In a (broadly) Christian context, Brian McClaren would be my guess.
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
You beat me to it pb, Al Gore.
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Cadle
Another vote for Brian McLaren...
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTad
Must be Al Gore
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Davilla
I'll guess Robert Redford but I really have no idea.
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Actually I was kidding about Gore, would he know terms like messianism and apocalyptic?
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpb
Has to be one of Obama's advisors.
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStan McCullars
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarv
Ned Flanders
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatt
Rim Kiddlebarger. ;)
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew
it has got to be Obama's science advisor-the name escapes me-who I heard on news stories wrote some radical ecological nonesense a few years ago.
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Someone smart!
September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark Pertuit
I'll guess Van Jones.
September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael William Smith
I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say N.T. Wright.

I'll also say I don't think the sentiment is entirely misguided, even if it is a bit over the top.
September 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvan Day
I don´t like him cause I use to have a big car.
I like the Religious Right. Homosexuality and voting for a democrat are the only 2 sins I´m not guilty of. That´s why I like the religious right.
I live in Peru now; no religious right and the pollution is really really bad. Humm.
My guess is any American Emergent type.
September 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoe Anstett

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.