Bishop gives religious reasons to protect environment

Jan 30, 2013 Full story: www.wuwm.com 9

We normally think of debate and discussion over topics such as water quality and climate change in either scientific or economic terms. For example, what are the implications for business and employment in the face of increased environmental regulation?

But there are some who look at environmental issues through another lens - religion ... Full Story

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jan 30, 2013
from wuwm:

"Katharine Jefferts Schori has a unique insight into environmental issues and religion ...

"'Part of what it means to be a person of faith is to live in we would call it holy relationship with the rest of what is ...'"

Ironically, Bishop Schori can't live in a holy relationship with the rest of what was TEC's orthodox membership: they have left her denomination in droves.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#2 Jan 30, 2013
You're right Joline, we should hunt down people who don't agree with us and excommunicate them!

THEN we can pull the old Spanish Inquisition toys out and THEN we can burn them at the stake - all for their own good, of course.

LMAO..........
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jan 30, 2013
11:30 am, Wednesday, January 30, 2013:
RE: Bishop gives religious reasons to protect environment
..... Probably the first priority would/should be for any leader of ANY belief system to try to increase the membership of that belief system. Only after that come the various issues and the associated reasoning.
..... If (whatever) is being left "in droves", then very soon (whatever) will have to be closed down.
Listen to the Word

Golden Valley, AZ

#4 Jan 30, 2013
I wonder if he is capable of finding one religious reason to protect the faith once handed to them. Being TEC, I doubt it.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#5 Feb 1, 2013
Listen to the Word wrote:
I wonder if he is capable of finding one religious reason to protect the faith once handed to them. Being TEC, I doubt it.
You have a problem with being stewards of this planet God gave us?

Psalms 104:25,30. In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number - living things both large and small... When you send your Spirit, they are created and you renew the earth.

Isaiah 43:20-21. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Matt 6:26. Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. And are you not worth much more than they?

Romans 1:20. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Psalms 104:24. How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number - living things both large and small.

Psalm 19:1. The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.

more....

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Isaiah 55:12-13. The mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. All this will be a memorial for the Lord, a sign that for all time will not be cut off.

Nehemiah 9:6. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You gave life to everything and the multitudes of heaven worship you.

Job 12:7-10. But ask the animals, and they will teach you; or birds of the air and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you; or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the lord has done this. In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

Romans 1:19-20. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world His eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things He has made. So they are without excuse.

Isaiah 11:9. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Genesis 1:26. Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Lev. 25:23-24. The land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants. Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land.

Ezekiel 34:2-4. Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not the shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you did not take care of the flock! You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally.

Ezekiel 34:10. 0 shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. This is what the sovereign Lord says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock.

Ezekiel 34:17-18. As for you, my flock... Is it not enough for you to feed on good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?

Isaiah 24:4-6. The earth dries up and withers, the world languished and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth lies under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt.

Jer. 2:7. I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and rich produce. But you came and defiled my land and you made my inheritance detestable.

Luke 16:2,10,13. And He called him and said to him, "What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your stewardship, for you can no longer be steward. He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous in much. You cannot serve both God and mammon.

James 5:5. You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

Mark 4:19....and the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word and it becomes unfruitful.

Revelation 11:18. The nations were angry and your wrath has come. The time has come for rewarding your servants the prophets and your saints and those who reverence your name, both small and great - and for destroying those who destroy the earth.

A sad but real thing that this group of bigots only read Leviticus!

LOL..........

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#7 Feb 1, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
You're right Joline, we should hunt down people who don't agree with us and excommunicate them!...
No, TEC is more subtle: it simply makes it impossible for anyone who disagrees with PB Schori to stay.

Voluntary excommunication.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#8 Feb 2, 2013
Joe DeCaro wrote:
<quoted text>
No, TEC is more subtle: it simply makes it impossible for anyone who disagrees with PB Schori to stay.
Voluntary excommunication.
Voluntary excommunication?

LMAO!

That's an oxymoron - like you.

Seriously, have you not read the first amendment? Worship where you choose.

Don't like where you are? LEAVE! It's a CHOICE but keep your bigotry, hatred and bitterness away from those who have faith, love and hope.

You're just a little nasty gnat but since all life is from God I won't swat you.

God created evil for a reason, something for good to overcome and we will overcome.

You will continue to whine and moan, belonging no where.
Did you forget Jesus said where two or more are gathered? Meaning you can't be alone with following Christ, He calls for community - meaning common unity.

That's not the same as robots acting exactly alike but since you are a non-practicing roman, you wouldn't know..

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#9 Feb 2, 2013
MiddleWay wrote:
<quoted text>
Voluntary excommunication?
LMAO!
That's an oxymoron - like you ...
... or simply a moron, like yourself?

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