The Deep Green Gospel (the ecological "Good News" of the Bible) is the same as the first principle of ecology: Everything that eats is also eaten. This is why Jesus is born in a manger (which, lest we forget, is a feed trough for animals). It is the reason why all of his best teachings are couched in ecological terms, using the language of animals, seeds and flowers, and the reason why, at the very end of his life he insists that he is food.
By Clark Strand | December 21, 2010; 06:32 AM ET | Comments (2)
]My own faith tradition, Quaker, was endogomous for its first 200 years. One could not "marry out," and the result was, literally, an inbred tradition. When Friends began to abandon marriage restrictions in the mid-1800s, it brought renewed vigor to the faith, and not merely through adding genetic diversity.
By Max Carter | July 26, 2010; 02:22 PM ET | Comments (2)