Pope Francis: If We Destroy Nature, Nature Will Destroy Us.



Pope Francis made a few statements on the environment.

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  • http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/ Theodore Seeber

    Yep, that is true. I still have my doubts about the accuracy of climate models, however.

    • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

      Well, you ought to have doubts. They’ve been proven to be wrong.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    If our attitude toward nature is to protect it, then why do we have seven billion people living on the planet altering their environment by just living? I live in NYC. The environment here looks nothing like it was the pristine nature prior to the settlement of Europeans. It’s a concrete jungle like all the cities and suburbs on the planet today. The Pope lives in Rome, a city the ancient Romans long altered from pristine. Not that I’m for destroying nature, but let’s get a little perspective. We have long altered the planet to accomodate the human condition.

  • CSmith

    Every gift God has given us deserves our protection, but we need to remember He gave it for our benefit. We should wisely use the resources of creation, enjoy them, be thankful for them, and protect them. We shouldn’t exploit them for profit. I.e., use the coal, but don’t slice off the top of a mountain just because it’s cheaper; manufacture whatever is needed, but don’t dump the sludge into the river to save money. We do hurt ourselves when we do these things. Christian people should never turn God’s creation into an idol we worship at the expense of his children, but we should always be thankful and thoughtfully make use of the gifts we received.

  • peggy-o

    Thanks so much for posting this Rebecca. It is my job and passion to be a good steward of God’s beautiful creation. Last week at the end of our state’s session, powerful lobbyists aided the passage of two bills in the house and senate that seriously threaten the health of our deer herd, habitat, hunting heritage, economic livelihoods, and my agency’s constitutional authority to manage with sound science. All so a few rich folks can shoot fenced in deer. As John Muir said, “when one tugs at a single thing in nature he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Thanks again and please pray for the Beautiful Oak Creek Canyon and the residents and Flagataff firefighters.

  • pagansister

    the Pope makes an excellent point.