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Conservation....good or bad?

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by ThePrayerWarrior, May 3, 2003.

  1. Conservation:

    The very word often brings to mind images of protestors supporting animal rights and not human rights. It brings images to mind of trouble-makers, urging congressmen to protect the environment, etc. Here are the questions that I am asking:

    1.) Do you support the idea of Conservation?

    2.) If you answered yes to the above question, do you belong to any major conservation organizations (e.g. World Wildlife Fund, Sierra Club, etc.)

    3.) What is your opinion on Conservationists?
  2. rsr

    rsr <b> 7,000 posts club</b>

    Dec 11, 2001
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    I don't know why "conservationist" should conjure up those images. At one time it was true that the radical fringe might be known by that fine old word (which aptly described Teddy Roosevelt), but I think by and large they have moved on to new labels, such as "environmentalists (which is itself getting a bit dated) and "animal rights proponents."

    When I think of conservationists, I think of farmers above all.

    I approve of conservation — do we really wish Yellowstone and Yosemite had been opened for commercial development? — and believe that future generations should have the chance to enjoy some special parts of God's earth as we have.

    I am not a member of any organization.
  3. blackbird

    blackbird Administrator

    Feb 21, 2002
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    I like to think that I know how to be conservative with natural resources--I ain't gonna run out and join GreenPeace or nothin' like that--I believe its the unheard voices that speak out the loudest on conservation--the farmer who learns how to "no-till" certain crops--who can produce more and more on less and less--

    The Forester who knows how to "start a fire so there won't be a bigger fire"--control burning and stuff--

    I ain't gonna use "barbless" hooks when I go fishin' just because some guru says that the barb will hurt the fish. I'll use steel shot instead of lead shot when I go duck huntin'--not because some know it all tells me it ain't safe for the duck--but because its the only shot available at the store and if I get caught with leaded shot while out duck huntin'--I'll be in a heap of trouble!

    While changing the oil in my father-in-law's tractor(holds 3 gallons or so)--we let a "little bit" of the oil to "slosh out" onto the ground! Well, we didn't run out and call the EPA. We know that the earth has a way of healin' itself--if you ask me now where it was we spilled that oil--I wouldn't be able to carry you to the exact spot!

    But by and large--God created man with an instinct to be conservative if you ask me!

  4. Jim1999

    Jim1999 <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Aug 10, 2002
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    Replace the word conservation with preservation and you have your answer. If we don't conserve our natural resources, we will come up empty one day.

    It is not only our job to conserve, but it is our duty under God, who gave man dominion over the lower life forms.......that word dominion does not mean dominate, but rather responsibility.

    I belong to Ducks Unlimited, and not for the benefit of the hunter, but because I value wildlife and the earth.


  5. Charlotte Marcel

    Charlotte Marcel New Member

    Jan 31, 2003
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    I believe when the Bible tells us to have dominion over the earth, it means to be good stewards of it.

    I recycle, cans, bottles, plastic, and newspaper. I'm concerned about using chemicals that cause damage to the environment. And I prefer to use cosmetics that haven't been tested on animals. And I am not opposed to using paper products or wood , but, I think that trees provide much needed oxigen for all of us oxigen breating beings, so I am opposed to turning this planet into a concrete environment, because that in effect would be damaging to our welfare in the long run.

    I don't think any of these things make me a radical, It just makes me a moderate, responsible inhabitant of this planet that God created.

    God Bless You,
  6. Popeye

    Popeye New Member

    Nov 7, 2002
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    We recycle. Throwing away cans and bottles is throwing away money.
    We plant trees, they give us air.
    Not part of any committees or anything, but we do our part to conserve energy and be smart about our environment. Doesn't everybody?