Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Christian Environmentalism

Every once in a while, I come across a bit of Christianity that really impresses me. I've always said that, if Christians really believed the Bible, they would not despoil the Earth as they do. Well, here's one who actually read the Book and thought about it in detail, then described why Christians must protect the environment: because God made it and it belongs to Him. I'm delighted to see one of them saying that, because nobody listens when a Pagan points it out; and he said it quite a lot better and more thoroughly than I have.

There's even a word in it that I didn't already know, and what a useful word it is!

I don't think it is enough appreciated how much an outdoor book the Bible is. It is a hypaethral book, such as Thoreau talked about--a book open to the sky.

Hypaethral = open to the sky, as a temple without a roof.

;)  One might even say, skyclad.

And it's one of the most deeply, accurately Christian things I've ever read.  Jesus must adore  this dude.
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