Society today embraces evolution and environmentalism and don’t see the juxtaposition of the two philosophies. Evolution believes that whatever happens and survives is the course of the future. Thus, as man and his cultures develop and pollute the planet it is just a step in evolution. We are a natural part of the environment. Just as too many deer can kill a forest, too many people can kill a planet. Paganism says let it come. Why get excited. If it is to be, it is to be. The Bible lays out the demand for environmental responsibility, but with man in the driver’s seat.
(Gen 1:28 KJV) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and 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.Paganism says that the earth is a god and we are to serve her.
Animals are not our brothers in the Bible. Notice the relationship established in the previous verse. Notice the responsibility laid on human beings as superior beings.
(Pro 12:10 KJV) A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.Pagan deities are often half or totally animal.
Christians were involved in starting the S.P.C.A. PETA wants to make us just another animal.
What difference does that make? Last time my wife went to the local animal shelter to adopt a cat they wanted to send a social worker to our home to establish whether it was a proper environment for one of their charges. I am starting to read about animal rights groups agitating for animals to have civil rights. It is coming like a Mac truck.
It makes a difference.
To be continued...
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