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Century Marks

Voices of 2007
“Earth Mother is fighting back—not only from the four winds but also from underneath. Scientists call it global warming. We call it Earth Mother getting angry.”
—Talking Hawk, a Native American from the Mohawk Tribe, preparing for a sacred ceremony to pray for the Earth

“We need to consult a meteorologist and climatologist, not invisible rainmakers in the sky. Obviously, if there was a god, it knows of the drought and has chosen to ignore it.”
—Blair Scott, the Alabama director of American Atheists, criticizing Alabama governor Bob Riley for issuing an official proclamation urging Alabamians to pray for rain

“There is one thing a bishop should say to another bishop: that I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.”
—Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury, chiding conservative Anglican bishops for their criticism of the Episcopal Church’s acceptance of gay clergy and same-sex unions

 

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