Where humans went wrong.

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Before religions we know came into being there was no God. People were all pagans. They lived happily, content in their environment. They survived because they matched their requirements with the conditions around them. Those who transgressed what Nature provided had to look for another environment or they perished.

Pagan love of Nature was direct and pragmatic. They did not conjure up deities, gods and goddesses. They were connected to the Nature like everything else. This wonderful relationship inspired spontaneous love, awe, reverence and humility – the true yoga or union. A few surviving communities deep in America and elsewhere do not need God or his religions to be materially and spiritually happy.

Since the start of  human history never, repeat never, has God nor did prayers save entire communities when they transgression the natural environment. Humans kill people after praying but no one prays to save a tree or to preserve the environment.

Humans needed a single authority and invented a tool named God that they used to justify their greed for political and material power. They beheaded the poor Nature on the   sacrificial alter. Kings, popes, caliphs and even political leaders became infallible representatives of God and exercised authority on His behalf over their own kind and on the nature.

Teachings of nature loving prophets, messiahs, gurus and now ecologists and environmentalists impart the original pagan message declaring the supremacy of Nature. Read: Bigbang Yoga: New God / Lire: big-bang-yoga: Nouveau Dieu  Sadly all have failed to free the people from hangman’s religious noose.

 

Comment: Kamal Phull Nature is God and and is desperately trying to survive despite human destruction of it – the flower in the tarmac, the healing of a wound, the cell and the nucleus and its wonders, the galaxy. Man is nowhere near replicating it – neither has religion.

Do religions know ecology?

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Am I going to upset the hornets’ nest? I can imagine the defenders of faiths scrambling to their scriptures and frantically looking for a word that might mean ecology. The term “ecology” does not exist in the vocabulary of sacred books.  Until Pope Francis’ recent laudable announcement, followers of religions detested scientists and other freethinkers. In order to defend themselves they blamed the scientists including ecologists  for all the ills of the world.  One can imagine each one of them now trying to contort the meaning of words and frantically trying to prove that his or her holy book provides for the conservation of the environment and ecology better than all others. The fact is that the religions do not want to know nor preach the revelations that modern scientific prophets have made.

Under the bleak socio-religious conditions Pope Francis’ encyclical defending the cause of ecology is a much too long-awaited  but  welcome historical landmark at least in the Christian world. People listen to the Pope.  I pray that his global influence will impact the decisions of the  Climate Conference 2015 in Paris. I hope Christian fundamentalists will not thwart his first effort.  (To continue).