Jolly Blogger makes several good points in his comments about Silent Spring, a book which helped to launch the environmental movement.
- Believers should care more about the natural world than unbelievers do, because we know the one who made it
- We should care about the natural world, not because it’s purer and superior to us, but because it’s fallen like us.
2 thoughts on “Back to nature”
* Believers should care more about the natural world than unbelievers do, because we know the one who made it
Not true: unbelievers should care more about this earth than we do because it is virtually
All they really have as a god. Basically, all they have in their faith system it the earth, or that which is replete with false gods who originate in the host of heaven (astrological) and the deification of earth (Gaia). This explains their zealotry in transforming this world system into a heaven on earth, and their crusade to protect and sanctify it in the process.
* We should care about the natural world, not because it’s purer and superior to us, but because it’s fallen like us.
Not true: while all of creation does groan and travail until now, only human beings are to be resurrected either unto eternal life, or eternal damnation. The physical world is emblematic of the Fall, and is a symbol of what our sympathies are evoked for: the redeemable humans under the Fall. The earth is under a different plan of redemption. God makes it clear that He will renovate it. We have not been charged with a gospel to preach to the earth, but to preach to men that some might be saved.
David, I don’t think you’re speaking to what I’m speaking to. Caring about the earth doesn’t mean preaching to it. You’re fighting against opponents who are not here. Is that what God is calling you to do?