Monday, April 2, 2012

On a Rant

I have a rant. OK, so what's new. I rant a lot. But this is something that just really irks me in the whole scheme of things with the earth worshipers and save-the-planet folk. Because of them, we have rules, regulations and equipment, that in reality, have the opposite effect. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for being a good steward of what God has given in the way of 'earth's resources', but man is the problem, those who are extreme at both ends which make it really hard on those of us somewhere in the middle trying to do our best in all ways that we can.

Here in our town, we have a huge barrel for garbage, one for all the recyclables (paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, etc.), one for 'green' waste (grass, twigs, etc - but I compost! so it only gets set out a couple of times a year). But that's not my gripe, water is.

We're constantly being bombarded with 'encouragements' to save water - no kidding, it's a hot dry land with few of its own water resources - a lot of municipalities around us have piped in water (our city has its own wells so doesn't rely much on the piped in stuff but the wells and a reservoir not so far away).

Here's the rub in recycling and water consumption: metal cans and bottles are all to be rinsed clean (how does THAT save water? so hanged if you do, hanged if you don't). Showers and toilets - required built-in restrictors to save water, but, how much is being saved if you still have to flush the toilet twice to, ahem, get rid of the waste, or stay in the shower twice as long to get the soap off your body and the shampoo/conditioner out of your hair (maybe everyone should just go bald-bald folk would have better self-esteem then too if everyone looked the same!) This one is now really irritating me. Washing machines! At least the model we bought a year or so ago. They no longer have a setting for water level. That's right, water level is somehow determined by some sensor built into the machine that says, 'enough'. Well, what good is that when its water levels don't rinse out the detergent or dirt. I've used Amway's SA08 for years, but ran out about the time we got the washer and hadn't gotten around to re-ordering until recently (1 box will last me 9 mos, and I ordered 2). It's great stuff, but now I may have to go buy a new wardrobe for myself and the family because the white powder isn't getting rinsed out of the dark clothes and it looks so wonderful, not! We'll see if it washes out after running them through yet another wash and rinse cycle (without additional detergent). So here's what we have, all to save water, one wash+one rinse+second rinse+second wash+third rinse+fourth rinse......yep, that's saving water. Makes me wonder if even the liquid stuff I was using for a time ever truly washed out. And don't suggest going nekked, it ain't a gonna happen! Maybe animal fur like God gave Adam & Eve at the fall. Well, we all know where that option went and by whom. Besides, fur requires a whole different cleaning mechanism. Maybe go back to the Saturday night bath where everyone shares the same tub water --- eeewwww. Been there, done that growing up, right along with Grandma's summer outhouse and winter chamberpot.

Thank you very much, and if you want a better understanding of the reality about saving the planet, please read 2 Peter will not, nor can he, save the earth.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't there Scripture that talks about when the created becomes what is worshiped? Yes...Romans 1:25...They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator--who is forever praised. Amen. Isn't it amazing that God's inspired Word would be able to point out this phenomenon long before we lived it?!


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