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Creationists should care more for creation


Recently, Bill Nye and Ken Ham held a televised debate on evolution vs. creationism. Those who share either belief are unlikely to be convinced of the opposite opinion.

To me, whether God used evolution to create the world or if it happened over six days a few thousand years ago is irrelevant. The relevant question is why creationists are not leading the environmental movement as an act of their faith. Why don’t they support reverence for the earth and its inhabitants as part of their beliefs?

When God gave man dominion over creation, was any sort of stewardship implied? If man is in charge, doesn’t that mean he’s also responsible? Where in the Bible does it support the idea that you can destroy the planet as long as there’s a profit to be made?

Strip mining of coal, clear cutting forests, carbon emissions from factories should not be regulated, according to conservatives. Anything that might possibly interfere with the free market is demonized and rejected as anticapitalism and therefore anti-Christian.

Since when is God a Capitalist? Does God care when the water we drink has been so polluted that to drink it will cause cancer?

What about all the species of animals? According to the Old Testament, God cared enough about them to have Noah build an ark to save them. If they’re extinct now, is that OK?

By whatever method humans came to be on this earth, we are now in danger of destroying it. Shouldn’t we care for the garden we were given?

Skye Opel

Star Lake

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