It’s Earth Day. At the Recreation Center I took our kids to in Cleveland today, there were a series of “Think Green” factoids posted all over. One said that in a year we now use so many aluminum cans that they would stretch to the moon and back two and a half times! Connecting the dots, we are doing things like strip mining in Third World countries to get the bauxite ore for aluminum. We are cutting forests for some of this mining. We are hauling the ore on trucks and on freighters that are significantly contributing to global warming. We are making the ore into aluminum in plants that are spewing even more carbon dioxide… For what? A lot of what is in these aluminum cans are non-nutritional beverages, things like beer and pop. So, in essence, our collective gluttony is creating a chain reaction of devastation around the planet. Knowing all this, wouldn’t drinking a can of pop be, oh I don’t know, maybe: a sin? All we need is some priests and ministers to put down their beer and pop and confront us on it.