Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - RLG224 - Tuesday, January 11,...

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RLG224 - Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Poverty: - most people in our society are not malnourished, poor, homeless but they have come to this country because they have hope that they will not have to live this way - The hope to eliminate poverty drive the top three leading nations: China, India and Brazil - this leads to industrialization, which ultimately leads to environmental degradation How did we come to the point where we have these dilemmas? - Poverty, Environmental Degradation, Resource Depletion, Climate Change, Militarism, War - between 1/6 and 1/3 of the people of the world live lives where they have inadequate clothes, food, health care: ultimately, poverty - how do we develop laws and institutions that eliminate poverty but do not move to the dark side? - newly developing countries should not go down the same path as developed countries as we have environmental problems (1) biblical emphasis on linear time, typified by the first book of the bible: genesis (2) disenchantment of the earth - this leads to the idea that human beings are lords of creation, and they have dominion over the earth: people think that there is a future that can be improved by people and it will get better (3) the idea that God exists and lives outside of our world, it makes one think that nature itself can be controlled, manipulated and experimented upon - giving nature the illusion of a raw material that can be manipulated or transformed in regards to human ends
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