Human-Environment Relations. Religious roots of various attitudes. Judaism/Christianity/Islam. Everything in nature was created by a single supreme being with unlimited powers. Nature as God’s Handiwork.
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Religious roots of various attitudes
“Nature does not work with an end in view. For the eternal and infinite Being, which we call God or Nature, acts by the same necessity as that whereby it exists.”
(Spinoza, The Ethics, iv. Preface)
“Individual things are nothing but modifications of the attributes of God, or modes by which the attributes of God are expressed in a fixed and definite manner.” (Spinoza, The Ethics, i.25.)
Do you believe in God?
Yes, if by God is meant the embodiment of the laws of the universe.
(Larry King Live, December 25, 1999)
“god is not the voice in the whirlwind
god is the whirlwind.”
(Margaret Atwood “Resurrection”)Pantheism