... Father, forgive
them; for they
know not what they do.
The Australian Catholic University is one of the worst light polluters
in the Municipality of Strathfield.
The car park of theACU in Strathfield is
filled with dozens of totally unshaded high brightness
lights of the glass globe variety set on high poles. These lamps shine
more than one half of their light output directly into the sky above.
Not only is this illumination of the sky completely useless, it is a
considerable waste of energy (and money). It contributes
considerabely to the light pollution of the night sky and thus helps to
deprive residents of Strathfield , deprive them of the joy of
viewing one of God's great creation, the night sky, the firmament
above and the jewels that it contains.
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness
was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the
face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided
the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called
Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of
the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which
were under the firmament from the waters which were above the
firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and
the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered
together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering
together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb
yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose
seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding
seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in
itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of
the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs,
and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the
heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule
the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give
light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to
divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
But man feared the darkness and felt that God's work was incomplete. And man felt not the need for the seasons
nor for the days.
And man made his own lights for the night, and
air conditioning and central heating to smooth out the seasons.
And so man made the night into day, the winter into summer, the summer
And so man obscured the lights in the firmament, the stars that God had
made, for these creations of God were of no use to man and
man thought not that the firmament was worthy of admiration.