Comments on: Green Bible stresses eco- passages, some may see red http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7886 Fri, 17 Oct 2008 15:03:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7886 Has no one read “The Age of Reason” or “Self Reliance”? Regarding religion we must all become adults. We cannot work together if we constantly argue over our beliefs and differences. The Earth is dying!
Revelations 11:18,”The time has come to destroy those who are destroying your(Yahweh) Earth.”
Anubis

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By: Joy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7845 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:49:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7845 Highlighting is a classic way to focus attention on beloved passages or challenging passages…things that God does for us, or that God calls on us to do for Him or for each other. There is already the “Promise” bible that highlights God’s promises to us, and the “poverty and justice” bible that highlights passages that “speak of God’s heart for the poor.” Your pastor also “highlights” certain passages and ideas by preaching on them. How very small-minded to claim that reading the Bible with mindfulness to a particular subject is the “wrong” way to read the Bible. It is a study tool for God’s Word.

Also, about the bird and the young? If you leave the parents, they can build another nest and lay more eggs. For a hungry person, taking just eggs or young birds is absolutely an example of self-restraint in the present, in the name of sustainable food in the future. Ecology isn’t just about “them,” it’s about “us.” We are suffering right now from the false god of unquestioning greed. Welcome, green-highlighted bible. We could use a bit of mindfulness and stewardship in our lives.

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By: Joy http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7844 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:36:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7844 There’s already the “promise” bible, with “all god’s promises highlighted for you” and the “poverty and justice” bible that highlights passages that ““speak of God’s heart for the poor.” It isn’t a bad way to increase appreciation of a topic that your particular congregation or ministry may not emphasize often. As noted above, highlighting is a traditional tool for mindfulness to the Word, without changing the Word. It’s a bit small-minded to say that extra attention to any set of passages is the “wrong” way to read a bible, don’t you think?

And there’s no reason to be snide about the passage on not taking the mother bird with the young (or eggs). If your food comes from foraging, leaving the mother to breed again and build another nest is not a bad start. It’s a statement about thoughtfully taking what you actually need–not more–or even deprive yourself a bit in the present if it is necessary for a healthy future. Our economy is showing us the empty lie of the “please waste more now” way of life. Welcome, green-highlighted bible.

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By: Ben http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7829 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 17:03:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7829 I think the point of highlighting in green is a tad stupid. Sure now you can claim you are a nut as well as you believe in god but that doesn’t change anything except now the book has green in it. I get the point, put emphasis on the specific passages… but take it in another light, you are now distracting from the message as a whole. Now it isn’t about finding peace and harmony through God now it is find peace and harmony through being green (I think Jesus would think someone missed the point here). So you just made a “false idol” out of the planet so now God is not the goal to worship but the secondary and only worship him AFTER saving the planet.

This is just a devil’s advocate view of the “green bible” but when you take it into account I think someone messed up.

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By: Shannon S. http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7819 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:33:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7819 I cannot possibly see how highlighting relevant text in green is somehow trying “to change God’s words”. Personally, I think that Christians have often overlooked the planet and man’s responsibility toward it.

Are we not the caretakers of the Earth? Or perhaps we should just keep raping the planet and her species; after all, God will forgive us, right? Please. I’m all for anything that gets people to stop thinking only of themselves.

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By: TheTruthIs... http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7801 Wed, 15 Oct 2008 04:42:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7801 Excuse me for being cynical, but after so many thousands of years has not religion failed miserably to make the world a really better place?

I go on experience and plain fcats – not half-baked extracts from an old book.

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By: Luc Bomel http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7784 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 13:08:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7784 Creation care is a great de-secularizing initiative. I’m up for the green Bible. A decade or two ago, I was a Catholic boyscout. We were told to repect nature as God’s creation. Global Warming was then widely considered as nonsense.

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By: Bobby Victor Thomas http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7776 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:00:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7776 Do try to make this world a better place to live but if try to change GOD’s words, will definately go to HELL, so becarefull.

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By: Eron http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7774 Tue, 14 Oct 2008 02:33:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7774 Passages highlighted in green qualify as curruption? Wow guess I need to go burn my partial illumintaded bible that my family has been handing down (it has blue gold red and green highlighs depending on what the content is and these fiendish colored strands for marking out passages and prayers)

Taking care of our world is just another aspect of caring for the Lords house, a house that doesnt end once you step out of your churches front door.

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By: DAN http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/comment-page-1/#comment-7760 Mon, 13 Oct 2008 21:35:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/10/13/green-bible-stresses-eco-passages-may-make-some-see-red/#comment-7760 Too right Gabe. Dancing around naked is always better than work.
We environmentalists are working towards a clothless society in which everybody Dances Naked while we Work.

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