Veganism and conservationism in the Judeo-Christian creation story
Post date: Jun 18, 2014 9:47:54 PM
Today I had occasion to review the very first chapter of the Bible: the first Judeo-Christian creation story. (Yes, there's a second story in the second chapter, another to begin the New Testament book of John).
Okay, you're wondering "why?" Because I keep hearing people bragging about how the earth and all that's in it was given to them to use in their own way.
According to the very first words of the Bible, God created, in order, the heavens and the earth, the waters; the light, the day and night; the sky; the dry land and the seas; the sun, moon, and stars; the creatures of the sea and the sky; the creatures of the land; and--after God had created all of these good things--mankind, to rule over the other creatures.
For food, God gave mankind the seed-bearing plants. To the other animals, God gave the green plants. And it was all very good. And that was the end of the story. God created a vegan world, and put human conservationists in charge of its care.