'Tend and keep' world we are given

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I'm tired of people trying to prove or disprove global warming by quoting a certain scientist's theory. The fact is, we don't really know if global warming is happening. Even if it is, we don't know that it is caused by human activity.

That being said, it is never a bad idea to take better care of the environment. Genesis 2:15 says, "Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it." God wants us to make an effort to "tend and keep" His creation. Christians need to stop dismissing the environment just because the Republican Party apparently tells us to. God did not intend us to shackle ourselves to a political party, but to free ourselves through His word.

At the same time, environmentalists need to stop trying to scare people into conservation. It is not fear, but a respect for God's creation, that is needed.

Kyle Walters, New Ellenton, S.C.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 08/14/07 - 06:18 am
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Kyle Walters, simply put and

Kyle Walters, simply put and a reasonable point of view. You'd make a lousy democrat.

jaschild
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jaschild 08/14/07 - 06:57 am
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hmmmm, what great ideas:

hmmmm, what great ideas: respect, courtesy, morality...maybe once we exercise these very basic concepts, everything else will fall in place.

noctur55
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noctur55 08/14/07 - 08:19 am
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Haha! I agree with this guy!

Haha! I agree with this guy! Wonder of wonders.

Mrs Genevive Bait
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Mrs Genevive Bait 08/14/07 - 09:36 am
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Just because the Bible says

Just because the Bible says something that's no reason to do it.

Do you believe we ought to discriminate against all those men who have been mutilated in some way? Are we going to say to unfortunate men that they must go to hell because of their affliction? I'm not opposed to having a clean world that is a livable temperature, but we need to understand why we are doing it.

Mrs Genevive Bait
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Mrs Genevive Bait 08/14/07 - 09:41 am
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The above comes from

The above comes from Deuteronomy from chapter twenty three and verse one. For some reason the page won't allow me to include the citation in the original posting???

The_Last_Word
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The_Last_Word 08/14/07 - 10:37 am
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God wants us to use our

God wants us to use our common sense. He would never have us sacrifice our children at the expense of nature. When we refuse to drill for oil in certain areas because we do not want to pollute, we are scarificing our children's future security by keeping ourselves dependent on foreign oil. Similar strictures about nuclear energy, wetlands, etc. keep us from using the world God gave us. Even the astronauts on the space shuttle are placed at risk each flight due to environmental madness. God is a God Who wants us to use the world wisely. No one wants to destroy the environment but environmentalist fascists are the extremists who put environment over people. Mrs. Bait, true, if you are not a believer you should not do what the Bible says. But for believers it is the Word of God. As for discriminating against those mutilated - that was done for an example for us. God demands holiness and that was a way to show that God demands perfection. That perfection was demonstarted for us in Jesus Christ, Who became our perfectiuon for us so that we need not worry about being good enough to approach God. God sends no one to Hell - we do that all by ourselves.

Mrs Genevive Bait
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Mrs Genevive Bait 08/14/07 - 10:42 am
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It's not that I'm not a

It's not that I'm not a believer. I certainly respect the Bible. It's just that it was written 2000 plus years ago, and a lot of things have changed. After all, it was carved onto rocks and scraped onto animal skins by savage men dressed in skin suits who lived in caves, not people who have a sophisticated view on the world as we do today.

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deekster 08/14/07 - 11:01 am
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"Etched in Stone", now

"Etched in Stone", now that's a wonderful and new concept for a world of liars and deceivers.

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heffner 08/14/07 - 12:15 pm
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Mrs. Bait, The "you" was a

Mrs. Bait, The "you" was a generic you - not directed at you. Reading the Bible, though, it does not appear that man began as a "caveman". I believe that after the flood men lived in caves, etc. There were probably other less-developed tribes that lived in caves prior to that but I believe that although we have more technology, men are not as wise as they were back then. Look at the accomplishments of our ancestors - the pyramids, great cities, art, etc. Sophistication is quite relative.

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