“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground (NIV)(Genesis1:26).’” As a Christian we are commanded by God to rule over and tend to the earth. Many times we as a whole ignore the command of God, by being a destructive and wasteful society. Through many half hearted attempts we accept our failure to make a difference in our environment. We must begin to head God’s word’s and reevaluate the destruction we have caused to our environment. To be effective Christians we must daily live by the commandment of God, and reclaim the purity that our environment was created to be.
In Berry Wendell’s “In Distrust of Movements” it is stated, “People in movements too redily learn to deny others the rights and privileges they demand for themselves (pg. 331, Par 6).” This becomes a key statement in Barry’s argument on single-issue movements failing. However, the idea that movement will fail is valid on the basis of individuals blowing them out of proportion, but completely omitting oneself from the equation does little to solve the problem. If one does not try one can not succeed. The key to this issue is not to remove oneself from the goal of improvement, but to improve oneself in their way of thinking. One must set boundaries in their movement, and constantly evaluate the message that is given. We have to constantly evaluate what we are doing and what the best way to effectively produce a better outcome would be. The main idea is to do what you can and hope others will follow your lead (berry windell).
When an individual thinks of the environment they may think of smog, deforestation, or even extreme industrial movement. The first idea that comes to mind on the issue of the environment focuses more on the side of deforestation. The fact that, “12 million hectares of forrest are cleared...
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