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To: ovrtaxt; Junior

I've seen Gen 1:26 (And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.) used to justify opposition by Christian conservatives to environmentalism.


29 posted on 02/15/2005 6:01:00 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
I've seen Gen 1:26 (And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.) used to justify opposition by Christian conservatives to environmentalism.

With dominion comes responsibility. God expects those whom He appoints to be faithful stewards.

Having said that, "environmentalism" is used to further the thought that we (humans) are the invaders, and population control, and the destruction of capitalism is the answer. Of course, this is 180 degrees from the passage you quoted, so yes, it is in opposition to environmentalism as it's currently practiced.

Conservationism, however, in the tradition of T. Roosevelt, or even T. Nugent (sweaty Teddy!), falls right into line with it.

47 posted on 02/15/2005 7:35:28 AM PST by ovrtaxt (McClellan: Do away with daily press briefings! Come straight to the New Media!)
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