Paul Collins: Climate Change and the Future of Faith


“…  modern ecology is absolutely central to the  future  of religion…  Christianity specifically will gradually cease  to exist if the  natural world  continues to be devastated  at  the  present rate. There  is a  deep and  dependent inter­relationship between the  development of religious attitudes and  the sustainment of the  natural world…  human  beings, living  in  a  feed­lot world  where  all  wilderness has been destroyed… will slowly lose touch with the possibility of the development of culture, art, religion, and spirituality… we  human beings will simply shrivel up spiritually and lose our ability to perceive and experience the deeper issues that give meaning to our lives and the transcendent reality that stands behind the natural world and all that is… ”–Paul Collins (God’s Earth: Religion as If Matter Really Mattered)

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