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    • Stewardship
      • Overusing habitats or destroying habitats abuse Gods trust.
      • Overusing resources or destroying habitats is abuse of God's trust
      • Story of Noah in Genesis shows what God requires of humans in caring for the environment.
      • Earth belong to God- put humans there to look after it
      • Good stewards- recycling, energy efficient product choice (fair trade)
    • Origin of world and humanity
      • Creationists believe that God created world in 6 days as Bible accounts
        • Philip Gosse argued that God had placed fossils in rocks to test the faith of Christians
        • Intelligent design claims universe and life forms are too omplex to have evolved without God.
      • 1740- First ideas of evolution by Charles Bonnet. Then Charles Darwin published idea
      • Big Bang theory suggests that massive explosion led to universe. Gases and matter released formed stars and planets.
      • Idea that God created the world with no pre-existent material. 'creatio-ex-nihilo'
      • Biblical Liberalists may say it was a myth but important truths-God was ultimately first cause.
        • Hebrew word 'ayin' simply means a 'period of time' but shows God planned creation and put everything in place.
    • Humans and animals
      • God gave humans dominion but not domination
      • God breathed into Adam and so gave humanity something different from animals
      • St Francis of Assisi spoke about animals ad their treatment- believed animals had souls
      • 1986 Father Serrini 'Every human act of irresponsibility towards creatures is an abomination'
      • Nicene Creed emphasizes Gods role as creator of all life 'We believe in one God creator of heaven and Earth'
      • Churches have become more concerned about environment and often get involved in charities and projects (eg Greenpeace)
  • Overusing resources or destroying habitats is abuse of God's trust
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  • Stewardship
    • Overusing habitats or destroying habitats abuse Gods trust.
    • Story of Noah in Genesis shows what God requires of humans in caring for the environment.
    • Earth belong to God- put humans there to look after it
    • Good stewards- recycling, energy efficient product choice (fair trade)
  • Origin of world and humanity
    • Creationists believe that God created world in 6 days as Bible accounts
      • Philip Gosse argued that God had placed fossils in rocks to test the faith of Christians
      • Intelligent design claims universe and life forms are too omplex to have evolved without God.
    • 1740- First ideas of evolution by Charles Bonnet. Then Charles Darwin published idea
    • Big Bang theory suggests that massive explosion led to universe. Gases and matter released formed stars and planets.
    • Idea that God created the world with no pre-existent material. 'creatio-ex-nihilo'
    • Biblical Liberalists may say it was a myth but important truths-God was ultimately first cause.
      • Hebrew word 'ayin' simply means a 'period of time' but shows God planned creation and put everything in place.

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