Sunday, November 19, 2006

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR THE EARTH

Working on Ernest Callenbach's Ecotopia Emerging. An excellent book (in my opinion). What's scary is that it was first published in '81 and set around the turn of the century. It's not as bad as the book, yet. But it's interesting to see how on the mark the author was. Mr. Callenbach wrote this version of the Ten Commandments in 1990.

THE EARTH’S TEN COMMANDMENTS

Thou shalt love and honor the Earth for it blesses thy life and governs thy survival.

Thou shalt keep each day sacred to the Earth and celebrate the turning of its seasons.

Thou shalt not hold thyself above other living things nor drive them to extinction.

Thou shalt give thanks for thy food to the creatures and plants that nourish thee.

Thou shalt limit thy offspring for multitudes of people are a burden unto the Earth.

Thou shalt not kill nor waste Earth's riches upon weapons of war.

Thou shalt not pursue profit at the Earth's expense but strive to restore its damaged majesty.

Thou shalt not hide from thyself or others the consequences of thy actions upon the Earth.

Thou shalt not steal from future generations by impoverishing or poisoning the Earth.

Thou shalt consume material goods in moderation so all may share Earth's bounty.

Ernest Callenbach

 

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

All mentioned commandments have been broken courtesy of elected republiCONs.  They were happy to break them.  

sigh

Russ

tenyearnap said...

I love this. He says it all.

mlraminiak said...

It seems forever ago that this was a popular viewpoint...  Lisa  :-]