endemismotrasnochado

Spanning the globe with frequent and once in a while readers. I am interested in collecting, propagating plants, landscape management practices, ecology, environment, flora/fauna, in essence Nature. This blog is written in a blunt, abrasive fashion with consistent critical views on these subjects and others that may be related...or not.

viernes, 30 de enero de 2009

THE INDIFFERENCE TOWARDS NATURE

FOR SOME time now, I have been pondering about the evident
lack of caring from most people, too many, about ecology,horticulture and nature in general. All is taken for granted. Except in some instances, when the daily indifference
is substituted with silly, abrupt enthusiasm lasting two or three
weeks.

As a result, I decided to investigate to see if my imagination was exagerating what seems so evident and no one else seems to
perceive. Perception has to be expressed in some fashion. While researching, to my surprise, there is not much about the issue
in the web. From the little information found here is a sample.

"Lynn White, Jr 1967 article "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis", argued that the Christian tradition was responsible for much of the environmentally destructive behaviors that first came to expression during the Industrial
Revolution. He held that human approaches to the natural order are inextricably tied to religious beliefs and world views.
Christians in the modern west have read the Bible as showing
that God is separate from nature (dualism), that humans are the only figures in creation made in the image of God (anthr0pocentrism) and that creation exists ultimately for human sake (human chauvinism). These perspectives have led to indifference at best and sometimes even hostility toward nature".


That explains why I never see a Jehova's Witness, Adventist or Catholic fellow doing something about mother nature. What
really matters is one's soul. But any joking aside, this is serious.
Not many care a bit, about the environment, most people have
lost touch with their surroundings. Not having even a plant in a pot anywhere is a sign of this lack of connection, indifference.

Now that I have my imagination proved correct, what to do? Nothing.
I will continue planting, propagating, taking care of the garden.
The horses can be led to the water but not forced to drink. It has been written before.

On the garden scene: two new Passifloras were planted, along
with a couple of Cundeamores. Time to go.. Until next.

6 comentarios:

Romayris dijo...

Nice and interesting blog!

Myrisa dijo...

I don't know about other Christian sects, but I have a couple of friends who are Jehova Witness and they care about trees and plants. Their creed preaches that Nature is God's creation and being so it must be protected.

Myrisa dijo...

I don't know about other Christian sects, but I have a couple of friends who are Jehova Witness and they care about trees and plants. Their creed preaches that Nature is God's creation and being so it must be protected.

Antigonum Cajan dijo...

I never thought about it
but I do like the echo..

I only see them, door to door
selling their dogmatic views.

Preaching is the problem.

To propagate, plant, study, taking
care of the environment consistently, the solution.

Alberto "Paco" dijo...

Yo pienso igual que Myrisa. Los Testigos de Jehová tienen un buen concepto de la creación y no contribuirían a la destrucción del medio ambiente.

La predicación de ellos es lo menos que me preocupa por que son personas muy agradables.

Saludos Raul.

Antigonum Cajan dijo...

Saludos Paco,

Es mi catolicismo rampante..al menos no hubo eco.

hasta la proxima..