Re: Religious Life/Professional Ethics

Keith B Miller (
Sat, 7 Feb 1998 13:29:34 -0600

Burgy wrote in response to my post:

>>>However, if one would say "The possible impact of this
>project on the environment is not a significant issue" - then I would
>that their ethics are not biblically based.>>
>That seems to me to be an extreme position. I can think of many projects
>for which I would say the above.
>I have a project to write a book. Will that project (if completed) have
>an effect on the environment? Of course. A significant one? Even if I
>were John Grisham I might assert that it would not.

You misunderstand. Of course in a given situation the environmental impact
may be deemed insignificant. But if the _issue_ of creation stewardship is
deemed of little or no importance then I would argue that a Christ-centered
ethic is not being applied. That same would be the case if the needs of
the poor were considered of no interest or importance in ethical decision


Keith B. Miller
Department of Geology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506