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Chrisitan and Buddhist teachings for Planet Earth

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How does does the Buddhist belief Samsara link to this topic?
because according to Samsara you coould live here in the future (human or animal) so you need to look after the world.
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What is destruction of nature a result of?
Ignorance and Greed- two of the three poisons which prevent you from reaching enlightenment.
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Give two Buddhist beliefs and explain how this is 'for' conserving the planet.
Karma- abusing the planet will create bad karma and lead to bad rebirth. Interdependence of all things-damaging the planet effects all life forms now and in the future.
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Recall a quote from Dalai Lama and explain it in regards to the topic.
"Conservation is not merely a question of morality, but a question of our own survival"- saving the planet isnt just what we should do, it's what we need to do to survive now and in the future
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What is a Buddhist teaching against conserving the planet? (it could go on both sides)
"Just as the bee takes nectar without destroying the flower, humans should take what they need without damaging the universe"- humans CAN use our resources and take what they like.
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Give two Christian Beliefs and explain how they link to the topic.
Stewardship- God made the world and gave humans the responsibility of looking after it. Day of Judgement-respecting God by looking after his creation helps to ensure you go to heaven.
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What are the two Christian teachings that link to stewardship?
"God put man in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it" and "The Earth is the Lord's and everything in it"
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Give two Christian teachings for the conservation of the planet.
"...people are responsible for the future of the planet"- Pope John Paul ll , "You might surround and attack a city but do not destroy its trees.Do not cut them down.The trees are not the enemy"
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What is 'Future's thinking'?
The idea that we should preserve the planet for future generations.
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What is a Christian belief against the conservation of the planet?Link it to the topic.
Dominion- God created humans to rule over creation, we can use the Earth as we wish.
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What is the Christian teaching that links to Dominion?
"Rule over the birds of the air, fish of the sea, and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
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What is destruction of nature a result of?

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Ignorance and Greed- two of the three poisons which prevent you from reaching enlightenment.

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Give two Buddhist beliefs and explain how this is 'for' conserving the planet.

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Recall a quote from Dalai Lama and explain it in regards to the topic.

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What is a Buddhist teaching against conserving the planet? (it could go on both sides)

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