Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years ago

    That was just FOWL! ;-)
    Kidding aside, you have a great point, Signe.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    When Ariana Huffington was married to a man running for office in California, she famously made a comment to the effect- If animals can’t adapt to living near humans, maybe that’s God’s way of saying we don’t need those animals anymore.
    I hear she evolved on that issue.
    While looking fruitlessly for the date of that quote, one I heard her say to a radio journalist during her husband’s campaign, I found similar comments by Rush Limbaugh and others, but almost all were conservative politically.
    ^
    Each animal may just be an animal and “unimportant” in itself…I would disagree, but for the sake of argument…however, the loss of a species is a catastrophe whose ramifications we may not understand for decades, or even centuries. While I place human life above that of animals, I consider the failure to protect animals and their habitat to be a failure to a community, the generations to come, and, quite frankly, a sin against God, whose first command to Adam was to be take care of all of these He had created.
    ^
    I know as many atheists who are members of outdoor conservation groups like the Appalachian Trail Conference, the Sierra Club, and even PETA as I do Christians. Why do atheists care more about animals than people whose holy book ORDERS them to take care of animals and their environment?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    Hey, go fly to some foreign shore, we don’t want no complaining when we can build second and third homes for the wealthy.

  4. Larry

    Larry said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, there’s that, and the expectation that the world will end any day now so why bother taking care of it.

  5. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, over 3 years ago

    Geologic Hazards 101-Don’t build homes on the beach, don’t build homes on barrier islands, don’t build homes on flood plains or sides of hills, and don’t force me to pay for some “poor” rich guy to rebuild his home because he did build or buy his home and did not buy enough insurance to cover the risks.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Hello Fairportfan2,
    I have heard others use that quote in the context you imply. Don’t let cynicism weigh too heavily upon you though, there are many who find a more compassionate set of truths in that same book. While looking for a specific verse, I found these two websites and they made me smile. While copy one pertinent verse when so many are available with which to debate those who dominate rather than cultivate.
    ^
    http://www.webofcreation.org/archive-of-resources/505-stewardship-of-creation
    ^
    http://www.christianecology.org/Stewardship.html
    ^
    If you are a person of ‘faith’, I hope you find these sites comforting. If you’re not, I hope it gives you hope there are ‘believers’ who feel the same sense of humane caring for living things you seem to have. And no punch backs.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 3 years ago

    @barefootanarchist

    barefoot, Sandy was the worst storm to hit NY and NJ in 100+ years. Using your logic, there should be no farming in the old dustbowl areas, ether. Where do you draw the line?

  8. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, over 3 years ago

    If that’s true, then they should not have given building permits to those developers who built those homes on the beach. Down here in Florida, it goes back to the 1920’s when it was “fashionable” to have a vacation home down here.
    .
    Do you live in a glass house or what?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    MEN wrote “the book”, the “laws”, the “commandments”, and wrote themselves control over other humans, and “dominion” over all they wanted to steal, control, or destroy, to benefit themselves, period. While some “philosophies” arguably “religions” display far more wisdom, and caring for the earth, creatures, and fellow man, they aren’t in charge of the “ruling class” that has the most weapons, means of destruction, and lack of concern, or ethics towards higher wisdom.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Based on your reply under Mr. Holbert, I’ve deleted my previous reply to this comment and offer you this one.
    Your statement that atheists care less about people is, in my respectful opinion, categorically wrong. There are extremists, religious and atheists, who feel man’s abuse of animals and the environment is so egregious as to warrant extreme measures. Spiking trees, breaking into building to free animals, destruction of equipment, etc. These are a dangerous minority, but, in my opinion, outnumbered by the religious and atheistic who place profit over environment, animals, and even humans. The owners of Massey Mines consider themselves Christian yet indulged in practices that killed 29 men in order to keep profits high. I can continue.
    Your replies sound more reasonable when you give yourself more time and words to express yourself, Scott. There are few absolutes among groups of humans.
    Thank you again for giving me reason to believe you are a neighbor and not just looking for an argument.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    Ahh yes, multi-millionaires donating more money to reduce their taxes…
    -
    I donate my TIME to a local animal shelter.

  12. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, over 3 years ago

    So you condemn me to paying for other’s mistakes and lack of due-diligence?

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