Thursday, March 22, 2007

Ecuador Vs. Texaco- revisited

This case is absolutely shameful:

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This is the Texaco position:


Scott Starr said...

I want to state plainly and unequivocally here that the whole thing about the environmental concern and ecology is not just about "tree- hugging" and the poor little fuzzy animals. Its about morality. Its about loving your neighbor and taking care of that which God has given us commands and responsibilities to tend. That is the meaning of dominion- not domination- caretaking. In the American Indian worldview it is often stated that they do not see themselves as superior to creation- the ecosystems and creatures and networks that God has put on this planet to sustain, feed, nurture and give purpose and meaning to us as humans as well. They see humans as part of the whole. This may grate upon the ears of certain modern Christian understandings- but at the heart of that worldview it is synonymous with the Biblical concept of stewardship and care for one's neighbor. In fact we as humans are a vital part of the whole because we are designed to be the tenders of the garden- stewards, caretakers and protectors of the whole. Too many times Christians see this world as not their home, as a temporary, disposable testing ground for certifying their right to get to Heaven. Listen, even if this world will eventually be burned up at the conclusion of God's purpose for it- in no way are we relieved of our responsibility to take care of it now while we are still here. In fact, how we do that is one of the major things we will be judged on- how we play the role god designed us for- as stewards of his garden and caretakers of the poor, sick and downtrodden. I am really disheartened and confused that people don't see that clearly.

The real enemy of man has been very effective at steering people away from the truth and things that really matter about our existence."


*Selah ( Hebrew: סלה) meaning "pause, reflection" or "pause, and calmly think on that", within the context of a prayer or psalms, is similar in purpose to Amen in that it stresses the importance of the preceding passage.

Scott Starr said...

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