Where does...could God fit into this?
- I wholy support the idea of (severely) limiting pop. growth, but
there's something inside me that says that saying "no" to God in
such terms might be too arrogant. The drive behind such a cause is
right on the mark, no doubt.
Not making any judgements at all, and no conclusions are screaming
inside me, i'm just asking, "Where does God fit into this?" Though
my internal voice sounds more like, "This sound like something God
would support, but how?"
M ><IXOYE> Y
- M ><IXOYE> Y:
Don't most religions mandate celibacy for the "advanced"
members, such as clergy? If everyone really wanted to get in
touch with their spiritual essence, far fewer people would be
breeding. Raising children isn't exactly the best way to
practice nonattachment to the material world either. Every
religious system I have ever read about espouses disdain for the
world of illusion.
Jesus didn't have any children, right? And God himself only
actually "begot" one (his only begotten son, John 3:16).
You may be thinking of the Genesis command to "be fruitful and
multiply." I think it's time to check that one off the "to do"
list and move on to "thou shalt not kill." Not to mention
"honor thy father and thy mother" which I take to mean don't be
an ass to your parents or do things that would tend to embarass
them, as well as honoring both the masculine, authoritative
divine essence AND the feminine, caring one. Maybe once
humanity gets a handle on those two we can move on to "love thy
neighor as thy self."
Not producing children is really the only logical choice given
the current state of the planet and of human society, and I
really think that God wants us to do what makes sense. It
doesn't make sense to "sell berths on a sinking ship," as Les
has put it.
Thanks for letting me air out my opinions,
--- Michael <statarius@...> wrote:
> I wholy support the idea of (severely) limiting pop. growth,__________________________________
> there's something inside me that says that saying "no" to God
> such terms might be too arrogant. The drive behind such a
> cause is
> right on the mark, no doubt.
> Not making any judgements at all, and no conclusions are
> inside me, i'm just asking, "Where does God fit into this?"
> my internal voice sounds more like, "This sound like something
> would support, but how?"
> M ><IXOYE> Y
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- --- In Why_breed@yahoogroups.com, "Michael" <statarius@y...> wrote:
> Not making any judgements at all, and no conclusions are screamingThere are two scenario's that one must concider in the relationship
> inside me, i'm just asking, "Where does God fit into this?" Though
> my internal voice sounds more like, "This sound like something God
> would support, but how?"
> M ><IXOYE> Y
between God, Man and Earth. In both God is the creator of Man and
Earth, but the focus is which is his most prized creation. In the
first God created the Earth and needed a curator in which Man has
done a terrible job and should be fired while there is something left
to curate. In the second, Man is Gods child, his pride and joy; and
as his first gift to Man he gives ownership of the planet Earth. If
you own father gave you a new shiny bike for your birthday, would he
not expect you to keep it a new and shiny as the day he gave it to
you out of gratitude and love for your parent?
God's said to man to fill the Earth, but also cautioned him
repeatedly about the virtue of moderation and even told a story
(parable) of a farmer who poisoned his own land by overplanting; What
could God have been warning bout here?
We know that as a parent, God does not want his children to
suffer and yet knowing their selfish, willful nature he warns of a
end of times scenario filled with all of the symptoms of
overpopulation and vast shortages of resourses. Many have taken that
warning as an inevitable future, but what if it were only a warning
of what could happen if we ignored common sense and drained the
planet of everything we can squeeze out of it?
I will admit that I am no theologian, but I am christian and
dedicated to reducing population and restoring native habitats.