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Caring for the environment is the most important thing a religious person can do Discuss.

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?Caring for the environment is the most important thing a religious person can do? Caring for the environment is very important for many religions. This is because they all believe that GOD created the planet and he gave them the responsibility as they were created in his image. They believe that GOD told the humans to make the world last forever. So the humans could use the resources but not abuse them or overuse them. This is called Stewardship. This is what prevents us from abusing nature as if we do we abuse GOD. Christians and Jews believe in Stewardship as it is hinted in the Ten Commandments and also it is mentioned in the Bible and the Torah. They believe that GOD created the world so if we as humans destroy the planet we destroy GOD?s creations which he did not make us responsible for. Christians and Jews believe GOD created us in his own image so we need to be responsible and take care of the world. ...read more.

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They also believe in Dharma, this means duties and one of the duties is to care for the environment. Reincarnation is another concept the Hindus believe in, so if they do wrong now the Karma will punish them and then they will get punished in their next life. Hindus also believe in Brahman (the Supreme Being). They believe that Brahman created all living things so harming them will be harming the Brahman. An example of this would be the Chipko Movement in 1970?s. This was when people started hugging trees to prevent them from cut as they knew they were important. Another example is Mahatma Gandhi. He used to ask all the bugs and souls if he could walk and he begged sorry if he stopped on any soul. To prevent this he used to brush the path in front of him. Quotes like this show ?Everyone rests on me as pearls are strung on a thread. ...read more.

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Therefore agnostic people will think that caring for the environment is useless, while humanist agnostics will think caring for the environment is important as it is needed for survival. In conclusion and in my opinion I believe caring for nature is the most important thing because GOD created the world so we should respect it as it is our home for the rest of our lives. Also as GOD put us in charge we should be even more caring because we have the responsibility to take care. Another thing is that I believe that we and animals are equal so I am a vegetarian and I am against experiment on animals as I believe that they have a soul too. Another reason why I care about the environment is because I believe in the Brahman and Karma so I think that by harming nature I harm Brahman and if I harm nature or animals I will get punished in my next life. So it is very important for religions to care for the environment as it is needed for survival and the well-being of everyone. ...read more.

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