Here's one to stir up the beehive! If Christians are expecting the Rapture, do they worry about what we're doing to the planet? It seems that they wouldn't have much motivation to make the extra effort to reduce their impact on the environment because, at any moment, they will be physically transported to Heaven. And to quote the Bible: Not a very ecologically sustainable philosophy. The Republican Party supports interests counter to the environment, such as continued use of fossil fuels, more drilling, anti-recycling propaganda, promotion of land development, opposition to wilderness designation, promoting mining, opposition to the EPA, opposition to the Kyoto Protocol, opposition to regulations on fuel efficiency, anti-global warming propaganda, opposition to the Endangered Species Act, etc. etc. The Christian Conservatives tend to vote Repubican and, by default, support the interests of the Republican Party. So, does Christianty not promote responsible environmental stewardship or ecologically sustainable philosophies?