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
I wonder if the possible next American vice president Al Gore knows
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.
>>>> 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.
>>>>> robert meyer <[log in to unmask]> 4/22/2008 4:32 PM >>>
>> "We are being made aware that the organization of society on the
>> 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,
>> way of life: it would be as well for us to face the permanent
>> upon which God allows us to live upon this planet."
>> TS Eliot, 1939
>> from: "The Idea of a Christian Society"
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