Re: “Why was article even published?” (letter, 4-24).
The writer refuted Professor Robert H. Nelson’s contention that environmentalism and traditional religion are similar. Christianity was cited to support the professor’s argument.
Perhaps the writer is right in claiming the environmental movement cannot be equated to Christianity. Christianity deals with the spirituality of humans while environmentalists deal with the spirituality of trees, etc.
The environmentalists’ literature is loaded with references to the spiritualist feelings projected by living trees, etc. The environmentalists’ near worship of nature could easily be compared to the Druids who preached their religion in ancient Britain …