If quality of the Earth and its environment will directly affect the quality of
our lives and that of future generations, is it responsible to continue to
suggest that we must increase the number of consumers of finite resources to
sustain economic growth? Especially in light of those in the emerging nations
who are already here and just now becoming consumers? I think we need a new
economic paradigm besides 'more, more, more'.
I'm glad an LDS General Authority is brave enough to step out of the
"enviromental whack-o" closet.We are SOoooo hated amongst the
Latter-Day Saints.In our Temples - we are taught about the important
role the Garden of Eden plays in God's Eternal Plan.Man, by his
disobedience, looses God's Paradise and is introduced into the lone and
DREARY World.We must repeat, obey and do EVERYTHING we can within
our own power to rectify, restore and restitute the mess we make.This is our world.This is our Kingdom.We will be responsible
for creating our own Celestial World filled with our own Celestial Glory.God will magically appear, clean it all up, and wave magic pixy dust for
us.They is not how he does it.He would be breaking his own rules and
laws.The choice is OURS.
Now if radio, republican, "mormons" can choose their religion over
radical consumerism we may get somewhere. You don't have top
believe in global warming to know you should cut down on emissions when the air
is thick and grey in our cities.
Do we have to get direct revelation about everything? If God gives a Word of
Wisdom about our bodies, is it that hard to imagine that He would want us to
take care of the Earth?
Man has been given dominion and stweadship over all things,When you
give animals or the environment precedence over human needs and human lives and
human rights,you are acting radically and out wack with religion and
the truth,The "environment" is the only things sustaining
said mankind. Please stop poking holes in the life raft.