Religion, faith and the environment


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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 22, 2013 6:12 p.m.

    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'.

  • LDS Tree-Hugger Farmington, UT
    April 23, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    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.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    April 23, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    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.

  • RFLASH Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    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?

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    April 23, 2013 5:59 p.m.

    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 God.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    April 23, 2013 10:33 p.m.

    the truth,

    The "environment" is the only things sustaining said mankind. Please stop poking holes in the life raft.