"Yes, Virginia, ecology is like a religion for some of us. We have faith in its rational principles to guide our decisions about land use and how to treat this planet. We worship in natural places where we get in closer touch with our spirituality than we ever did in church. We also believe in Santa Claus. He keeps his reindeer in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge and loves all the living creatures in the world, even you Virginia -- and his helpers know who's naughty or nice and they squeal!"