Seminary students confess sins to plants

Forgive me fodder, for I have trimmed.

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Students at Union Theological Seminary prayed to a display of plants set up in the chapel of the school, prompting the institution to issue a statement explaining the practice as many on social media mocked them.

“Today in chapel, we confessed to plants,” the nation’s oldest independent seminary declared Tuesday on Twitter. “Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life?”

The ceremony, which is part of professor Claudio Carvalhaes’ class “Extractivism: A Ritual/Liturgical Response,” drew ridicule from many on Twitter, some of whom accused the seminary and students of having lost their minds.

“We’ve had many questions about yesterday’s chapel,” the statement read in part. “In worship, our community confessed the harm we’ve done to plants, speaking directly in repentance. This is a beautiful ritual.”

“We are in the throes of a climate emergency, a crisis created by humanity’s arrogance, our disregard for Creation,” the statement continued. “Far too often, we see the natural world only as resources to be extracted for our use, not divinely created in their own right—worthy of honor, thanks and care. We need to unlearn habits of sin and death. And part of that work must be building new bridges to the natural world. And that means creating new spiritual and intellectual frameworks by which we understand and relate to the plants and animals with whom we share the planet.”

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32 Comments on Seminary students confess sins to plants

  1. Notice they have to enslave their plants. They are too out of touch with nature to actually relate to plants outside. They are hypocrites. 😂 🤣

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  2. The cure for this foolishness is a genuine, Biblical revival. The Scriptures are able to “make thee wise unto Salvation.” It’s the antidote to Marxism and all things Leftist, and the only thing that will ultimately save and restore individuals, the family unit, and our nation. Get right with God. Read the Gospel of John until you know Jesus Christ as your Savior.

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  3. Not surprised after reading a bit more that fundamentally this idea is based on climate change madness – “We are in the throes of a climate emergency, a crisis created by humanity’s arrogance, our disregard for Creation,” the statement continued. –

    This activity goes down a different path from Saint Francis of Assisi’s praise for creation in his Brother Sun and Sister Moon canticle, Or Luke 19:40 where we are assured that if people hold their peace even the stones would immediately cry out.

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  4. mother earth worship. Gaia. Acclimating (no pun intended) man to worshiping another god. Teaching them sacrilege.

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  5. Semen-inarys?? Ha, are ya kidding me??

    Take a look at what’s at Union Theological.

    https://utsnyc.edu/

    They are not the only one’s confessing their bullshit sins.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/specials/climate-confessions-share-solutions-climate-change-n1054791

    h/t Rushbo

    More nonsense to project aka ‘virtue signaling’ by the kids.

    I love nature and plants, and I know when to eat them and when to respect them, fuck off.

    Always remember friends of IOTW, they have NO ‘monopoly’ on Nature, spread that one.

    Thank you @ Claudia.

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  6. I’m going to confess my sins to my Star Wars collection.

    “Bless me my three Bespin Twin Pod Cloud Car Pilots for I have entertained murder in my heart against Lobot…”

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  7. Isn’t marijuana considered to be a plant? That they worship and make into their false god of stupidity. Do leftists dream about movies like The Day Of The Triffids where the plants take over the world or Little Shop Of Horrors or The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers with it’s pod people. The left is becoming so absurd that it’s becoming hard to make this baloney up anymore.

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  8. God is not dead, those who go to Union Theological Seminary (Cemetery) are totally brain dead. And so are the people in the churches that actually believe this bullshit. Hell even people who attend Joel Osteens’s phony baloney church of the prosperity gospel are not quite as dumb as that, close but no cigar.

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  9. geoff the aardvark, I just watched “The Day Of The Triffids” last night. Campy but fun movie. Sure fits this post.

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  10. Claudia, I first watched The Day Of The Triffids at the Lee Theater in Ephrata, Wa. for a quarter back in 1963 when I was 10. I also remember reading the book on my own while in HS back in the late 60’s. And today’s Babylon Bee outdoes themselves again with the hilarious headline and story, Disaster at Union seminary as giant, angry carnivorous plant does not accept student’s apologies. It is spot on and funny as hell.

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  11. Huron: LOL ’causes some concern with the neighbors.’

    Being de-thatching time now, I’m gonna loop Ozzy’s Crazy Train with Dark side of the Moon,,,

    Make them really wonder.

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