Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hydrofracking is a Mortal Sin?

A mortal sin can only be committed with deliberate and complete consent, enough for it to have been a personal decision to commit the sin. Such a sin is considered “mortal” because it constitutes a rupture in a person’s link to God: The person’s soul becomes “dead,” not merely weakened. Many times what is considered a mortal sin in one religion is considered a mortal sin in other religions. Hydrofracking passes just such a test.

There is no longer a reason to explain what hydrofracking is; except for a few politicians who feign ignorance, the public understands the nature of the beast. There isn’t a pro-fracking political party or a pro-fracking religion; it is the common man verses those who are willing to sell their souls for 30 pieces of loose change.

In Pennsylvania the people were promised 80,000 new jobs. Less than 3,000 part-timers exist. They were told it would be a boon to their economy. Now in different areas the farmers can’t sell their cattle or produce because of contamination. Many farms and villages have lost their drinking water for the same reasons.

What is amazing is that there is now no mistaking what hydrofracking can do to a state. And now they are asking our elected officials to do the same to New York.

James Drenning, New York

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1 comment:

  1. Someone should ask Mr. Drenning to specify exactly which Pennsylvania "farms and villages have lost their drinking water." A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows PA residents supporting hydrofracking by a 2-to-1 margin.