> Please consider this argument and forward to me [via Chadwick] any
>comments, examples, or citations that you feel will be helpful....
>The natural conclusion is that we have a higher moral sense that
>guides us to protect our environment, not because we are
>all descended from mother earth ( that would lead to self interest), but
>because we are commissioned by our creator to preserve.
This view seems to me antithetical to what The Bible teaches: that
the earth and its creatures exist or not at God's pleasure, not ours;
that we are to use up the earth and its biota unabashedly, that the holy
should prosper; and that earthly life is merely a test and a temporary
abode for us. I'd like to hear some biblical quotes about this 'commission
I wish I could remember the name of Ronald Reagan's controversial
secretary of the interior, steward of nation's resources; controversial
because he believed that judgment day was imminent, obviating any
need for conservation.
-- Cliff Lundberg ~ San Francisco ~ email@example.com
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