In promoting a new special that commemorates the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin, one of television's most popular and enduring naturalists has declared that the Bible is to blame for humanity's destruction of the environment.
Sir David Attenborough, who for 50 years has been the face and voice of the BBC's natural history programs popular in both the U.S. and U.K., says that the Book of Genesis has taught generations that people can "dominate" and "devastate" the environment under the excuse that God gave humanity dominion over the earth....
Quote: "Attenborough's new program, "Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life,".... "
The serpent's version of it!
Quote: "Evolution is not just a theory, as many a correspondent writes to me and says," Attenborough claims. "It is a historical fact like any other historical fact and as certain as the fact that William the Conqueror landed in 1066, except it's more certain because the evidence for it is from a much wider range of fact."
Lies and more lies! Tell a lie enough times and people will believe it. That's how evolutionists work.
They cannot even tell us the answer to one simple question- if evolution is true, what is the mechanism by which it works. Where is the intelligence factor to be found... and the only dumb answer they can give is "mutation" - forget the fact that there is not one single beneficial mutation that they can point to... how desperate!
More hippie tree huggin'. Funny how they are not blaming any other religious texts.
From the article: "(Attenborough believes) when Creationists talk about God creating every individual species as a separate act, they always instance hummingbirds, or orchids, sunflowers and beautiful things. But I tend to think instead of a parasitic worm that is boring through the eye of a boy sitting on the bank of a river in West Africa, [a worm] that's going to make him blind. And [I ask them], 'Are you telling me that the God you believe in, who you also say is an all-merciful God, who cares for each one of us individually, are you saying that God created this worm that can live in no other way than in an innocent child's eyeball? Because that doesn't seem to me to coincide with a God who's full of mercy.'"
He complains about the Bible but doesn't read the Biblical account of man's fall. Sin and its curse caused the entire world to fall. Worms, viruses, other parasites and pests would not exist or would be unharmful in an unfallen world. He mentions the parasitic worm that will blind the boy, but there are several symbiotic creatures, like eybrow mites, that benefit humans alone. We can never understand it all, but it is too complex to be an accident.
Guess this poor man never read Revelation 11:18? The man who does not trust in The Lord is to be most pitied, for his end is that of weeping and gnashing of teeth. This, unless he repents!
God warns man of excess and covetousness:
Isaiah 5:8 Woe to those who join house to house; They add field to field, Till there is no place Where they may dwell alone in the midst of the land!
Exodus 20:17 âYou shall not covet your neighborâs house; you shall not covet your neighborâs wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighborâs.â
Luke 12:15 And He said to them, âTake heed and beware of covetousness, for oneâs life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.â
God instructed the land was to rest on the seventh year:
Exodus 23:11 but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave, the beasts of the field may eat. In like manner you shall do with your vineyard and your olive grove.
It is man's covetous and greed that is trashing the earth. The lustful eyes that never have enough.
Strange, but then neither David or the BBC has any Christian inclinations (and being even anti-Jewish/Israel besides, q.v., [URL=http://www.camera.org/index.asp?x_context=4&x_outlet=12&x_article=1561]]]BBCâs Web Site Conveys an Anti-Israel Message[/URL]), so blaming the Bible should be a natural for them.
But, Genesis 1 30and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for food: and it was so.
Matthew Henry, in part, wrote: ...Food provided for the beasts, Ge 1:30. Doth God take care for oxen? Yes, certainly, he provides food convenient for them, and not for oxen only, which were used in his sacrifices and man's service, but even the young lions and the young ravens are the care of his providence; they ask and have their meat from God. Let us give to God the glory of his bounty to the inferior creatures, that all are fed, as it were, at his table, every day. He is a great housekeeper, a very rich and bountiful one, that satisfies the desire of every living thing....
Matthew lived long before Davey Attenborough, with much more good sense!