Discussion in 'Environmental Issues' started by violet, May 14, 2007.

  1. Now, Smellycat, remember how you said in other threads that we need to ban together and take action as Christians.
    Each one of us HAS to try to make a difference.
    Love, V
  2. lol you know what i was getting at lol.
  3. Good for you, SM! :) :) :)
  4. My ideas are that God created us and this world so it is our job to take care of our world and others.

    Genesis 2:20 says, "And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field;"
    Genesis 1:26-30 reads," And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
    And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. "

    I have learned in my biology class that as followers of God, ones who are made in His image, we need to look after and care for the rest of His creation. This means recycling and looking out for our rainforests. But I beleve this is also an issue between people's personal opinions and politics. Sometimes we can go over the edge with ideas of using one piece of toilet paper per restroom use or making dirt roofs for our houses. Sometimes we dont look at other more important issues such as poverty or abortion. An example I have are those fancy schmancy pet hotels. They will pamper your pets for $500 a night or something. This money could be put to good use against poverty problems or for a soup kitchen or homeless people. Just a thought.... wow sorry I tend to babble I guess this isn't totally environmentally related but it all fits into our world somehow right?

  5. Sarah, I am with you 100% on everything you said!
    :) :eek: :)
  6. in total agreement,some put pets over human life.leave there wills for pet homes etc...not that i dont think pets are worthless but surely children and elderly need the greater help.
  7. Yes, look around at all the homeless, hungry people.
    I wish I could help each and every one of them I see!
  8. I agree with the original post. I prefer organic natural foods, and I use herbs over medications. I reversed diabetes naturally without the aid of medications.
  9. All I do is cut down on salt and fat. Otherwise, I eat as I want. Of course, by cutting down on salt and fat, that leaves very little that I can eat.
  10. Jon-Marc,
    We switched to olive oil about 8 years ago.
    It will not clog your arteries so in the longrun it is well worth the cost!
    One of those things I consider an investment! :)
  11. Good point, Violet.

    Olive Oil, in it's purest form ( and moderately expensive ) is not only a great cooking oil, but it can be used as a skin application, rather than commercial lotions, and does a better job in most cases. It is also 'The Oil of our People' in so much as it is the Anointing Oil of Christianity.

    Christ's name comes from the Greek language word root, "christos", which means "the anointed one" as well as from the Hebrew language word root, "messiah", which also means "the anointed one".

    We remember from Luke 7:36-50 how Christ was 'anointed' by an unnamed woman, not with olive oil in this case, but with tears and an ointment. The parable in Luke 7 is a very important lesson concerning forgiveness.

    Anointing of the ill is a Christian ceremony that any Christian can do for another Christian. It is not the Oil itself that does the anointing; but rather it is our dedication and obedience to Christ that IS the anointing. The oil is symbolic of the Blood of the Lamb as described in Exodus 12 (KJV) and many other places in both the Old and New Testaments.
  12. Thanks for the advice, Violet. However, I don't cook with oil at all. During the rare times I fry I spray my pans with Pam, but mostly I use my electric toaster oven to cook all my meat naturally with no oil or butter, or even the Pam.

    Someone said recently, "You've become a label reader." Yes, I have. I read the label for how much fat and sodium it has. I have high blood pressure and am on pills for that. Mostly I eat chicken and fish, salad with no meat, baked potatoes with fat-free sour cream, and I drink fat-free milk, water and orange juice.

    However, I do occasionally satisfy my craving for something fattening. I weigh 183 lbs, and my waist is 37 inches--a little bigger than I want it to be, but I'm working on getting it smaller. Unfortunately, with age my body has slowed down and doesn't get rid of the fat as easily as when I was capable of being more active. Arthritis and other ailments make being active more difficult, but one thing I do enjoy is nearly daily swimming.
  13. Jon marc, they have fat-free water now?

    You do eat healthy!
  14. But my triglycerides (whatever they are) went to over 700, and I was told they should be no higher than 150. I think it has something to do with fat in the blood. I can't eat much lower in fat than I do now. I'm on medication for that and for high blood pressure. The blood pressure pills are working very well. My blood pressure was down to 108/68 this week at the doctor's. He was happy, and so was I!

    Question: What is Rep power?
  15. Bottom left at each post there is a place to give someone Rep Power---like a compliment.

    How is your thyroid?
    Have you ever had that checked out?
    If not, trust me, you should!
  16. I am a vegan. I eat nothing that comes from animals. I think that's about as natural as it gets. I'm not political about my veganism...everyone must make their own choices in live. However, I will not contribute to the suffering of another living creature. Ever.

  17. Waslost, I appreciate your opinion!
  18. Since my Rep Power is only one I don't have much to give. What does that accomplish when you give it? Some other sites give "blessings" that we can share.

    I've never thought about my thyroid, and my doctor's never mentioned it. I am getting a chest x-ray this coming Monday at my request. I have a chronic cough that my doctor thinks is just caused by my allergies, but I don't have complete faith in doctors since they sometimes misdiagnose. I was exposed to TB in the early 1980's, although it wasn't until after the year 2000 that I developed this cough. I personally knew a woman whom God cured of TB. When doctors give up, that's when God takes over--or not.
  19. Or leads you to the answer, Jon Marc.
    I have been sick for about 3 years and I was getting no answers.
    Well, not completely about the WRONG answers.
    Not too long ago I prayed and asked God to help me with my health.
    Immediately I started researching and soon figured out what was wrong with me.
    I insisted on tests and my Dr. gave in and guess what?
    I was right.
    I am still going through tests before I am medicated, by a specialist I have to see now, and though the disease is not curable, it is controllable.
    God, through my prayers, led me to the answers.
    I feel very blessed for that!

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