Things to Read

COLLECTIONS

The Longest Road in the Universe: A Collection of Fantastical Tales

The Ruin of Beltany Ring: A Collection of Pagan Poems and Tales

OTHER FICTION

"Surgery"

OTHER POETRY

At Astropoetica:
At Goblin Fruit:
At Polu Texni:

Professional Memberships

Home | Quotes

Quotes by Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Franz

Quote #396

Christianity, with its roots in Judaism, was a major factor in the development of the Western worldview.... A basic Christian belief was that God gave humans dominion over creation, with the freedom to use the environment as they saw fit. Another important Judeo-Christian belief predicted that God would bring a cataclysmic end to the Earth sometime in the future. One interpretation of this belief is that the Earth is only a temporary way station on the soul's journey to the afterlife. Because these beliefs tended to devalue the natural world, they fostered attitudes and behaviors that had a negative effect on the environment.

Biosphere 2000: Protecting Our Global Environment, 1996

Bookmark and Share

Random Quote

Cruelty to animals is as if man did not love God…there is something so dreadful, so satanic, in tormenting those who have never harmed us, and who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power.

Subscribe to My Newsletter

* indicates required



View previous campaigns.