Well at least those sediments happen to be "in" right now.
Goodness knows what will be politically acceptable next year.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gunnar Jauch" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:45 PM
Subject: Re: Earth Day (not at all 'Off Topic'!)
> Dear Robert and Nancy,
> a truly prophetic statement, written in 1939 -- considering that 70
> years later the damage the next generation has to pay due to
> "unregulated industrialism and exhaustion of natural resources" is so
> clearly foreseeable...
> I wonder if the possible next American vice president Al Gore knows
> these lines...
> Am 23.04.2008 um 00:55 schrieb Nancy Gish:
> > Dear Diana,
> > I agree it is one of his finest moments--and he did have many. I
> > don't share the view that it cancels the very bad moments, but we
> > are all a strange mix. He is human and mixed and often deeply
> > wrong. But this is great.
> > Nancy
> >>>> Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> 4/22/2008 6:43 PM >>>
> > When I read this statement by Eliot it cancelled out the
> > disappointment I felt after reading his Bolo verses. It's one of
> > his finest moments. Diana
> >> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:23:12 -0400
> >> From: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: Re: Earth Day (not at all 'Off Topic'!)
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Thanks for sending this, both because it is actually about Eliot
> >> and because it raises the increasingly important question of
> >> religious responses to the earth. Significantly, many
> >> evangelicals now support greater focus on the need to act as
> >> stewards of creation.
> >> Nancy
> >>>>> robert meyer <[log in to unmask]> 4/22/2008 4:32 PM >>>
> >> "We are being made aware that the organization of society on the
> >> principle
> >> of private profit... is leading both to the deformation of
> >> humanity by
> >> unregulated industrialism, and to the exhaustion of natural
> >> resources, and
> >> that a good deal of our material progress is a progress for which
> >> succeeding generations may have to pay dearly.... [A] wrong attitude
> >> towards nature... implies a wrong attitude towards God, and that the
> >> consequence is an inevitable doom. For a long time we have
> >> believed in
> >> nothing but the values arising in a mechanized, commercialized,
> >> urbanized
> >> way of life: it would be as well for us to face the permanent
> >> conditions
> >> upon which God allows us to live upon this planet."
> >> TS Eliot, 1939
> >> from: "The Idea of a Christian Society"
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