The word environment in the Church of the Holy Shitters is important. Let’s first start with the meaning from the dictionary.
- The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.
- The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially:
- The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms.
- The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual or community.
There is nothing about the definition above that is not a part of the word’s definition in our Church. The above gives us a basic understanding of what we mean by the term but additional detail is needed to understand its true meaning within our Church.
First, our definition of environment not only includes the external physical conditions, but the internal physical conditions affecting and influencing the growth, development, and survival of an organism. In particular, we consume food from which we extract our energy through the process of digestion and we expel what we can’t use in the form of feces and urine. Our studies in this area have led to a new science called Shitology, the discovery of the Shitloop Cycle and establishment and practice of the Sacrament of Holy Shitting.
Additionally, there are both internal and external mental aspects we attach to the term. Internally, they cause a sense of environmental entitlement within us. They lead to contracting a disease we call consumer diarrhea which leads to the condition of super-consumerism.
Externally, we have the environ “mental” ego problems that serve to distort our position in our environment and tend to over inflate our importance in the grand scheme of things. They cause us to be ashamed and deny our true animal nature. They keep us from thinking about shit. They lead us to believe our shit doesn’t stink. They trick us into thinking we are in control. They lead us into believing and trusting that our technology will always come to the rescue to solve our man-made environmental problems. They cause a sense of environmental entitlement within us. They lead to the disease we call consumer diarrhea which leads to the condition of super consumerism.
As you can see there is a lot we mean when we say the Church of the Holy Shitters is an environmental religion