Ms. Emily Meinhardt is running this group. The email was sent out to all of us.
The Environmental Crusaders will meet every Wednesday at 8pm in BeckettForgive me, but weren't progressives supposed to be up in arms when President Bush used the phrase "crusade" in the War Against Islamic Terrorism?
Lounge to keep environmental activism alive at CMC. We planned (and
won!) the 5C Dorm Energy Challenge and the Global Warming panel at the
Athenaeum. Help us plan for Earth Day events and pursue better
environmental policy at CMC! FMI, contact Scott Eaton
(email@example.com) or Emily Meinhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Doesn't Ms. Meinhardt know that kind of language -- "crusade"-- is deeply religious language?
Matters are further complicated by Abhi Nemani, Portside Editor, who uses deeply religious language for his own piece in The Claremont Portside. He refers to Ms. Meinhart as "ever-fervent." Those who are fervent, according to Mr. Webster, are exhibited or marked by great intensity of feeling. In a word, they are zealous.
Might the similarity between Ms. Meinhardt's language and religious language mean that we ought to take her position more on faith than on reason?
UPDATE: Many of you took umbrage at my analysis of Ms. Meinhardt's language.
Let me be clear. I am certain Ms. Meinhardt has the most sincere of intentions and that she does good, but let us all be clear that if you enter the conversation by emailing everyone or make a public statement, those statements become fair game. I do not intend to go after anyone personally -- hence the reason I refuse to use first names or post photos -- but I do intend to criticize ideas out there that I believe need criticism. You must decide for yourself whether or not I am being fair.