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Three Years for Eternity: A Prayer for Climate Action and the Common Good


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Three Years for Eternity: A Prayer for Climate Action and the Common Good

Don João Mamede Filho

In order to fight climate change, we need to unite in action that is collective, global, and shared, involving all strata of society all around the world.


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We were taught that the truth shall set us free. Here is the truth made manifest. $5.2 **trillion divested from fossil fuels. God bless all those who did so.


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Perhaps it began with Descartes in the 17th century who, during the vivisection of a dog, told his students to ignore the animal’s screams, that it was just the creaking of a clock.

And it continues today through Robert Borlaug, Monsanto, and ‘Green Revolution’ thinking that is laying waste to life on earth in the mass extermination of plants, insects, and soil organisms.

It is the approach to life that awarded this year’s World Food Prize to the head of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, a prominent advocate of the ‘Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’.


#4

Yes, and that seems to be the callous attitude so many hold toward the Earth…it’s just a thing to be used and it’s clock is creaking loudly…


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“In order to fight climate change, we need to unite in action that is collective, global, and shared, involving all strata of society all around the world.” Yup, that and giving women access to birth control. Somehow the good padres always leave that out.


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This is refreshing, and on the feast day of Saint Francis, inspiring that we can and should --“must”-- unite in action for climate action and our common good.


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But aren’t these giant storms “God’s will?” He MUST at least approve of them, since He is all-powerful. Ergo, they have nothing to do with fossil-fuel burning. But it’s all OK, because His grace and love will get us through. These are all views I’ve heard expressed in the wake of huge hurricanes in the Caribbean and wildfires here in Canada. These are not my own views. It’s just that I would greatly appreciate explanations from the faithful, to help me understand.


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Some scientists believe that global warming is now “feeding on itself,” so that it is now too late to prevent a rise in the global mean temperature that will result in our species soon joining the many other species now going extinct. Even if it’s not too late, the likelihood that our “leaders” will continue to ignore the problem dooms us.


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Thank you Bishop - thought it was just the Pope, Great that another leader in the Catholic Church is willing to talk publically about the greatest challenge that humanity faces – awareness of Earth, our finite planetary home, For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own planet?


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Best response i have heard is from a Native American elder - when the world was created it came with rules - the problem with the white man is he forgot the rules - those “views” you heard come from folks who don’t know what the heck they are talking about …


#11

We pick our “leaders” …


#12

If a man chooses to murder another, it is something that happens because the murderer had free will. God didn’t murder that other person. Those who say that we do not have free will but that God approves of everything good or bad are cowards who are afraid to face the truth about life. Free will. We can choose to go against God’s will or go with it. or be an atheist. We have choice and the responsibility for our actions.

Global warming is human created by our burning fossil fuels. That is our choice. Remind those who claim that they believe in God that God loves us and gave us life but not as robots but as thinking loving beings with free will like Himself. In His image is to have free will like He does. His greatest gift and most terrible one as well >>> free will!

God or mammon - choose! If we create global warming then it is our fault not His. Those who do not believe in free will do not really have faith. We were reminded to choose - God or mammon (greed).

P.S. God does not pollute!