March 27, 2006

An Environmental Note

NEAR THE BEGINNING (Gen. 1:26) GOD said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps over the earth."

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth. That includes the horrific and ghastly Guinea worm, which ranks up there with leprosy and septicemic plague and necrotizing fasciitis in terms of things you weren't warned about growing up.' "

"Well, at least try to have dominion over it: it may be tough tackling a hideous, yard-long parasite which uses acid to burrow its way out of its still-living victims. And here you were worried about a snake," God added.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at March 27, 2006 08:12 PM | TrackBack
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I think there may be some sermon fodder here! Incidentally, I really like the new look at the top of the blog. Very cool. Who are those folks in that colorful row at the top-right?

Posted by: Uncle Dave at March 31, 2006 07:00 PM

Yeah, I mean, NO ONE SAID ANYTHING about hideous, yard-long parasites which burn their way through their still-living victims. That's just wrong.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at March 31, 2006 09:01 PM
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