Godliness must involve responsible care for environment and the natural world. Right?

Reply Tue 1 Aug, 2023 03:15 pm
If this was what there was for us with the design of this world, with being in the image of God having to include it, and God hates the destruction to the earth, responsible care for the environments and the natural world must be effective among us. Where is it found then? This does not look for denials of the issues.
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Reply Wed 2 Aug, 2023 02:53 am
Neither the Old nor the New Testaments show any particular concern about the environment and the natural world. Of course, prior to the Industrial Revolution, human society didn't represent the threat to the biosphere that it does today.
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Reply Fri 4 Aug, 2023 02:16 pm
Those old patriarchal religions usually have a credo that is unbalanced, domineering, and separate from the natural world as if it's a possession. Don't expect a patriarchal religion to show any relationship to the natural world. The patriarchy is indifferent to and isolated from from the natural world. It is strictly egocentric.
Reply Sun 13 Aug, 2023 03:43 pm
Do you mean just like todays beliefs in countries:
- leaves the world unbalanced (dirt poor countries exploited by rich countries etc)
- domineered (as per above)
- separate from the natural world as if it is a possession (as in, look how much destruction of nature they cause)?

Both the ideologies of old patriarchal religions, and the ideologies of todays countries (the belief in countries/government/floating currencies, nationalism, patriotism, capitalism, greed is good etc) cared little for the environment. But as 'environmentalism' has arisen, so other ideologies have started to question their own concepts of the world as it relates to them (and to adapt their ideologies to it....to some degree).

Why should religion be any different in this respect?
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Reply Wed 23 Aug, 2023 08:13 am

We are set up as co-creators of the world by God.

It is hoped that we are responsible, but it's not a commandment. And thank God for that. We humans don't know what we are doing. As evidence by the plan of some environmentalists to literally block the sun.

We would screw things up way worse if caring for the environment was a moral imperative. Some of the alt-energy systems do things like cut up birds or create water stagnation.
Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2023 12:48 pm

We are set up as co-creators of the world by God.
Out of curiosity, where does it say humans are co-creators of the world? And if such is not outright stated, what makes your view any more right, or wrong, than the OP's?

I would also ask how (per OP) distruction = creation (as in your co-create).

Btw....notice how one can ask another person what their views are based on / ask them for further information on their views ?
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