Re: [asa] Benedict XVI Encourages Ethical Ecology

From: Janice Matchett <>
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 10:41:12 EDT

At 09:38 AM 6/15/2007, you wrote:
>Note this release for World Environment Day last week:
>In particular, there is a call to be free from the conditionings of
>a Malthusian environmentalist culture:
> "According to the president of Sorella Natura, Roberto Leoni, only
> with a new culture founded on Christian virtues "will the
> initiatives of legislators develop, free from the conditionings of
> a fatalist and Malthusian environmentalist culture." "
>I believe Darwin was strongly influenced by Malthus. Does Leoni
>imply that Malthus's observations have moved from descriptive to
>prescriptive in our culture and that we need to reverse this based
>on Christian virtures?

@ Whoa! I'm glad to get back in town just in time to notice this post.

Looks like the Pope "gets it". :)

Not only does he "get it", but he couldn't have addressed the
extremists' positions in a more _wise_ succinct way, in my opinion.

As with what I wrote here regarding the subject of
--- in giving future advice, I will also include excerpts of what the
Pope said in his released statement you reference above regarding the
subject of the environment.

NOTE: Darwin wasn't the only one who was influenced by Thomas
Malthus. Some of the other more "well-known" darlings of the
extremist (Marxist) anti-capitalism Left were also influenced by
him: Paul R. Ehrlich, John Maynard Keynes, Julian and Aldous
Huxley, Isaac Asimov,, ad nauseum.

~ Janice ... who notes that this Pope is WELL-KNOWN for his
opposition to Marxism. :)


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