WaPo On Faith: Profaning Creation

06/03/2010 12:59 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite The Washington Post

The natural world is sacred according to the biblical book of Genesis. Genesis helps us see that the world is meaningful and valuable, even in the face of threatened chaos. Genesis also points out to us that the relationship between human beings and nature is royally messed up. If ever there were a time when we needed to heed all the lessons of Genesis, this would be the time.

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