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The Bible and Environmentalism

“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. Genesis 1:28”

Many Christians have looked to this passage to justify their use of the gifts God has left us in and on the Earth. Farming, fishing, mining, oil drilling, hunting, industry, and the like are all examples of human beings making the most of our dominion, converting it into glorious products that help our fellow man. Products like medicine, shelter, and food satisfy the basic needs of mankind, while other products make a life serving God easier and more effective.

Conservapedia Editors, Conservapedia 20 Comments [1/30/2009 9:41:45 PM]
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Eden

Until they are used up and/or their waste products turned fertile lands into barren wastelands ;)

1/30/2009 9:57:12 PM

Old Viking

Well, yes, people do stay busy.

1/30/2009 10:04:43 PM

tracer

Earth's oil reserves are limited and non-renewable.

Lemme guess ... your take on this is: "Well, of course God created the Earth with limited natural resources, because He intends to dweep it all away when the New Heaven and New Earth are created at the end of Revelation!"

AmIrite?

1/30/2009 10:06:10 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,

Well, that's the crucial term, right there. Even if you believe that crap, you must admit Earth has been well and truly replenished for fucking ages - if anything, it's well above capacity. Job done, time to stop!

1/30/2009 10:11:07 PM

Doctor Whom

If you believe in the entire Bible, not just your cherry-picked bits, you will have no use for medicine, since (i) you'll go to a faith healer instead and (ii) you won't want to put money into the pockets of the evil-utionists who invented that medicine.

1/30/2009 10:14:10 PM

aaa

Have fun with smog!

1/30/2009 10:29:31 PM

Ken

"and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth"

When there were (according to the Bible) all of two people.

If someone gives me a bag of candy, I'm not just going to wolf it all down, dolt. I'd eat some of it at a time and perhaps give some to other people.

1/30/2009 10:46:01 PM

Chamale

Revelations 7:3
"Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."

Maybe you should cite the most relevant biblical verse when it comes to doing massive irreversible damage to the planet?

Come to think of it, I'm going to put that verse into the article just to see what reaction it gets.

1/30/2009 11:39:50 PM

The Outsider

This is surprisingly tame for Conservapedia. I'm disappointed.

1/31/2009 2:36:50 AM



Oh, it's only Conservatardia...*yawns, rolls over and goes back to sleep*

1/31/2009 4:30:59 AM

rw23

You forgot nuclear bombs. They're what really makes a life serving God so much easier.

1/31/2009 2:53:25 PM

Syb

Because if there's one thing serving God is supposed to be, it's easy!

1/31/2009 5:29:43 PM

Princess Rot

You do realise that these resources are LIMITED, right?

Nah, forget it. That's expecting a conservatard to care about something except him/herself.

2/1/2009 1:34:44 PM

Aethernaut

Yeah, never mind the science involved in the 19th and 20th centuries that utterly changed the way human beings live, Gob created the oil well, electric light, and automobile!

2/1/2009 4:38:59 PM

David B.

"have dominion over the fish of the sea"

So I guess whaling is a big no-no, then, along with crab fishing, lobster-pots, oyster farming, etc.

"and over the fowl of the air"

And we can't use pesticides either, since flying insects aren't "fowl".

"and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth"

So we're not to touch the worms and moles, gotcha.

2/2/2009 6:51:17 PM

Canadiest

Because an atheist wouldn't take advantage? We've all used Mother Earth for our wants and needs. Called life.

But we've seen lost and lessening resources and the atheists get it. If we don't get our act together and survive global warming now the next ice age is gonna do us in. God is NOT going to fix this

2/4/2009 12:41:41 AM

DaMentalFunism

Glorious products! Oh that is so good!

2/5/2009 5:20:22 AM

God

“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. Genesis 1:28”

Hey, here's a twist:

To do what God supposedly said, people would have to understand the words. Obviously.

He said: Reproduce diligently until the Earth is full.

Hey. Fundies. THE EARTH IS FULL. Can we use condoms now? K thx bye.

2/16/2009 3:40:20 PM

Agahnim

You can't serve God with no Earth to serve on, Einstein.

10/20/2011 4:12:06 PM

HappyGazpacho

Okay, what happens when those things are gone?

7/2/2012 8:09:26 AM
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