Re: Life Duty Death

Marty G. Price (mprice@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Mon, 11 Sep 1995 09:24:34 -0500

On Mon, 11 Sep 1995, Joseph Askew wrote:

> It is neither a plot nor a joke. It is just nonsense.
> >We must learn to live in harmony with the Earth, or we and our
> >descendents will live lives that are increasingly short, ugly, and brutish.
> You go off and play your silly little game then. I'll
> go on living my life as I please. We will see who is
> right in the end.
> Joseph
As a believer in Karma, I will tell you the First Law of Karma is "You
must live in the world you create."

That means that actions have consequences, simple earthly consequences,
that you must live with. If you murder your mother, you must live
motherless. If you destroy the Earth that sustains us, you must live on
an increasingly inhospitable planet.

As a believer in the interdependence of all things (which means I know a
little science, which is *much* more than you know) I know I and my
children must also live in the world you help create.

No, I will not let you go off and play *your* silly game. I and my
children do not wish to suffer the consequences of your actions. I
refuse to have my planet destroyed by someone who appears to have flunked
Biology I.

Pollution does not go away the day we stop producing it; it remains to
plague us for years (or decades, or centuries, depending on the type of
pollution). Fish do not regenerate when we have killed off the breeding
stock. Those are LOGICAL CONSEQUENCES to irresponsible actions.

Blessed Be,

Red Deer

["As ye sow the wind, ye shall reap the whirlwind." (Yes, I'm pagan, but
if the Christian Bible does a good job of explaining karma, I'll
certainly quote it).]