INTRODUCTORY PROFILE answers
1. Which of the following best describes you? Please check one.
XX_ I own a car but use other forms of transport frequently
2. How long have you been either car-free or used non-automotive
transport as your principle means of transportation?
since March 2008
3. What inspired your decision to reduce or end your reliance on the
creation care Bible study
4. What factors have either impeded or inspired your decision to reduce your
reliance on automotive transport?
crazy drivers making driving stressful; wanting to reduce mileage on car to
increase longevity because don't want to have a car loan to pay
5. Has your transportational choices had any discernible effect on your
family and friends?
they just think this is a granola phase I'm going through and I'll act
normal soon enough in the future (in our town taking the bus is usually
taken as a sign that your car broke down or you can't drive or you can't
afford to own a car)
6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being car-free and/or
getting around without using a car?
someone else deals with the discourteous drivers so I can sit back and relax
and read a book or listen to music or pray or just think
7. Do you typically feel comfortable recommending car-free living to your
friends and/or relatives? Why or why not?
yes, because it makes economic sense and it is one aspect of putting
creation care values to work
8. Have you experienced any adverse consequences of reducing or eliminating
your automotive dependency with regard to time and finances?
requires planning and extra time
9. Have there been any benefits?
Less stress, more time for me-time, less money spent
10. In an ideal world, what role should the car play in the general
Emergencies, urgencies, carpooling
11. Do you have any other personal or general thoughts you've care to share
on this topic?
Psyched to be involved in a positive movement that has economic,
environmental and social benefits.
12. Where do you live (city, state, country)?
El Paso, TX
- Welcome Karen.
As someone from a "granola" area of northern California, I found your
comments ironic. People here have the same crazy attitudes toward busses as
your area does although everyone is up on recycling and eating organic. The
excuses people use for using private vehicles when they could take a bus or
ride a bike are often ludicrous.
The fact that your decision was apparently based in Christian spirituality
is heartwarming. I have encountered too many so-called "Christians" who see
no reason to care for the Earth because Jesus is going to save them. That
attitude certainly doesn't fit with my interpretation of his teachings!
So, welcome aboard.
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- On 11 Aug 2008 at 12:55, AnnaLisa Wiley wrote:
> People here have the same crazy attitudes toward busses asIt is a reasonably common attitude in many/most parts of the English
> your area does although everyone is up on recycling and eating organic.
I also have my reservations about the fluffy animal brigade, many of
whom drive everywhere in large cars.
However, the third world charities have now got climate change. They
were slow to get it, but they are now working on it fully. The list of
members of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland includes many organisations
which would not have been there a decade ago
<http://www.stopclimatechaosscotland.org/aboutus_who.php>. This is good
as they have links to many places.
> TheOf course a bike is a private vehicle. Aeroplanes are also mostly
> excuses people use for using private vehicles when they could take a bus or
> ride a bike are often ludicrous.
public transport, but people tend to think they are in some way
different to buses or trains.
> I have encountered too many so-called "Christians" who seeThey must be reading a different bible. However, I watched the
> no reason to care for the Earth because Jesus is going to save them. That
> attitude certainly doesn't fit with my interpretation of his teachings!
additional bits of the CD version of An Inconvenient Truth yesterday,
which includes an update on the issues which must be dated late 2006 or
early 2007. Amongst the updates Mr Gore made the point that many
Christian organisations had now understood global warming and were
communicating that fact to others.
It is bad, but it is not as bad as it might be.
David Hansen, Edinburgh
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