Saturday, January 5, 2008

Resource: Helaman 3: 5-11

Resource consumption and non-sustainable forestry in the Book of Mormon.

Helaman 3: 5-11

Yea, and even they did spread forth into all parts of the land, into whatever parts it had not been rendered desolate and without timber, because of the many inhabitants who had before inherited the land....

5 comments:

Yeti said...

nice to know others are out there with this perspective even if we get into trouble during priesthood meeting

Latter-Day Sustainablist said...

Let me know if you find a way to gently offer a green perspective a church...the gospel clearly encourages environmental stewardship.

Yeti said...

I think you just have to be yourself. Sometimes that means gently and other times that means pushing the edges. I live in very hostile conservative country and many members equate being a Republican with being a good church member. Your right in that being too aggressive means alienation but opportunity often comes my way. The scriptures support many liberal agendas. I spend lots of time in cultural preservation activity & in the politics of archaeology so often are ask by members why I do that. I think where the scriptures talk about gifts given to different individuals,,,I see this passion as a gift and a stewardship.

Latter-Day Sustainablist said...

It seems that there are some similarities between promoting religious morality (missionary work) and environmental morality (environmental missionary work).

Thanks for your words about gifts. Something for me to ponder as I consider what I might have to offer.

Catriona said...

how many people on here have read . . .

now I can't remember the author . . .

the man who equates political and social stability with . . .

caring for trees--

stable cultures have respect for trees--

wow, I had the book; I am so embarrassed--

my husband is a tree person--he plants them everywhere . . .

anyway, look at stable cultures, and you will see trees--

look at sustainable areas of the country (relatively speaking) and you will see trees--

oh well--

it was a nice thought; I once had the book; I guess I need to do some research on this before I get on here and spout--