When you no longer have actual religious faith, you get this kind of thing instead:
Several prominent Anglican British bishops are urging Christians to keep their carbon consumption in check this Lent. …
[T]his year’s initiative aims to convince those observing Lent to try a day without an iPod or mobile phone in a bid to reduce the use of electricity — and thus trim the amount of carbon dioxide spewed into the atmosphere.
Bishop of London Rev. Richard Chartres said that the poorest people in developing countries were the hardest hit by man-made climate change.
He said Tuesday that the ”Carbon Fast” was ”an opportunity to demonstrate the love of God in a practical way.”
I’m trying to think of a less practical way to “demonstrate the love of God” than through a purely symbolic act that will have zero impact on the weather or anything else. So far I haven’t come up with one.