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Polluted Thinking

March 7, 2005

The New York Review of Books: Welcome to Doomsday

Scherer came upon a high school history book, America’s Providential History, which is used in fundamentalist circles. Students are told that “the secular or socialist has a limited resource mentality and views the world as a pie…that needs to be cut up so everyone can get a piece.” The Christian, however, “knows that the potential in God is unlimited and that there is no shortage of resources in God’s Earth…. While many secularists view the world as overpopulated, Christians know that God has made the earth sufficiently large with plenty of resources to accommodate all of the people.”

Bill Moyers says this kind of thinking has a roll in why we defile the environment. He makes a good point.

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