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Christians and the Environment

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---------------------------------The lyrics of Michael Jacksons Earth Song are sobering. Those who have seen the video of the song
probably remember how vividly he passionately sang, What have we done to the world? Look what we've
done. While understanding the risks involved, human beings seem to care little about the environment.
Every day that passes seems to leave the world with more to be concerned with, the ever-increasing
pollution, the deforestation, and the threat of nuclear waste. Taking responsibility for the environment is a
duty that Christians should commit to. In fact, Christians should lead the world in taking specific actions in
the preservation and restoration of the environment.
Some environmentalists have blamed Christianity for the abuse of the environment. The 1967 article by
Lynn White suggests that Christianitys theology of the domination of creation is based on the premise
that God created everything that exists for the humankinds use and should be exploited for that purpose.
By this, White alleged that Christians do not feel the obligation to take care of the nature, because it was
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