Friday, May 27, 2011

What Are Christians Doing About the Environment?

One thing I do not understand at all is that true Christians are not doing anything to save the environment. Jesus told us to love our neighbours, and the poor, even our enemies. I guess He forgot to tell us to also love our great great great grandchildren.

Jesus told us that the rich would find it hard to go to heaven. So you would think that He would like it if we could cut back on our luxurious greed driven lifestyles. But instead we continue to waste resources, which in turn destroys our environment.

It's about time the Christians whether Roman Catholic, or born-again fundamentalists or anything else, to make up their minds, and choose - either conspicuous consumption or moral leadership.


  1. But God said (in Exodus 1:26-28), 'Let ... man ... replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.'

    Clearly this is a license from God to exploit the resources of the earth for man's own purposes. In any event, The Rapture is imminent (although perhaps not as imminent as it was on May 20th) so we might as well grab what we can, while we can. And, of course, climate change is (according to the Rev Falwell) 'a bunch of hooey.'

  2. That explains the fundamentalists, but Roman Catholics do not take the bible so literally. For example they believe in evolution (I think). Also Catholics are not looking for the end of the world any time soon.

    At any rate, it is hypocritical to tell your people to multiply, without telling them also to preserve the environment for future generations.

  3. But all true Christians know that they need have no worries about the future, that 'God will provide.'

    Paul's letter to the Philippians (4:19) vouchsafes to all Christians that, '... my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

    After all, the Lord himself said (Matthew 6:31-33) 'Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? ... for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.'

    As far as the Catholics ... my understanding is that the official word still outlaws contraception. With the world's population now in excess of 7 billions, how responsible is that?   ;-)