Anglican Samizdat

March 16, 2010

Being green makes you mean

Filed under: Anglican Church of Canada — David Jenkins @ 10:30 pm
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Says the Guardian

According to a study, when people feel they have been morally virtuous by saving the planet through their purchases of organic baby food, for example, it leads to the “licensing [of] selfish and morally questionable behaviour”, otherwise known as “moral balancing” or “compensatory ethics”.

This goes go a long way to explain the behaviour of the Anglican Church of Canada, which is very keen on green.

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