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a thousand words. . .

The price we all pay for the zealotry of a demented few is becoming rather expensive, isn't it?

You know, I used to think of Dominionism as a misguided theological aberration, pushed by kook preachers with a death wish for the devil. Not anymore. Instead, nowadays, whenever I read the words of such hate filled bigots, I see that they are written in the dreadful handwriting of Satan, himself.

A few interesting tidbits re: Dominionism's view of the environment.

From God Hates Environmentalists, Bill Berkowitz, June, 2001:

For years, Religious Right groups have anchored their views on environmental issues in Genesis 1:28. "Because nature is wild," explains Nina George Hacker in Concerned Women for America's Family Voice, "we [humans] were given the authority to 'subdue' it for life's necessities."

America's Providential History, a best-selling textbook that is popular in Christian schools and the Christian homeschool movment teaches history from a "Biblical worldview." It explains that property rights are God-given:

Scripture defines God as the source of private property...Ecclesiastes 5:19 states, 'For every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them'...Also in I Chronicles 29:12, 'Both riches and honor come from Thee'. (pps 187-188)

From God Hates Environmentalists, Bill Berkowitz, June, 2001:

For years, Religious Right groups have anchored their views on environmental issues in Genesis 1:28. "Because nature is wild," explains Nina George Hacker in Concerned Women for America's Family Voice, "we [humans] were given the authority to 'subdue' it for life's necessities."

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Posted by laurentayloris on 22 April 2005 - 1:36pm
I read that woman's quote. T

I read that woman's quote. The fact is that no one can subdue nature.

I'm really new to being vastly concerned about environmentalism because I never understood what the issues really were. Needless to say, I understand now.

It's funny that even with all the lunatics with nuclear weapons, knowing what I know about the powers of nature makes such lunatics seem like a really distant threat.

The bible was definitely written by people---and people have so often been erroneous when they thought they could subdue wild things. It's sad that people cannot recognize destructive patterns and then change them.

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Posted by RottenBerry on 22 April 2005 - 6:04pm