Bob Ryan

Good Stewards of the Earth

Being good stewards of Earth is only required of man if the God of Genesis exists. Take away man’s uniqueness on Earth removes any requirement to be good stewards of anything.

If man is nothing more than an animal, man has no more responsibility than any other animals. Which is to say, there is none.

Animals defecate and urinate in fresh water throughout the world. Dead carcasses of animals are left to rot in those same bodies of water. The contamination of water that happens from animals every day is simply a part of their nature.

If man is nothing more than an animal, there is no requirement to do anything different from a hippopotamus, alligator, or any other animal that is close to fresh water.

When predators hunt pray, they seek out the weakest to kill and eat. No matter which predator it is that does the killing, it is always brutal. After the animal suffers and succumbs to death to get eaten, predators do not use every part of the animal that has been killed. They leave much of it behind to rot.

As the top predators on the planet, man should have no more responsibility than any other predator. Killing pray without concern for causing pain should come as naturally to man as any other predator.

Beavers are devastating to the environment. The clear-cut without concern for replacing the trees they use for dams. Their dams stop the natural flow of water, leading other animals to die from loss of water. What beavers do is natural to beavers.

If man is nothing more than an animal, dams should be built without concern for anything. If other animals die, or even humans, then that is simply a part of being an animal.

There are no veterinarians in the animal kingdom. Animals who end up lame get left behind to be eaten by predators. That is simply the nature of pray.

If man is nothing more than an animal, we have no requirement to treat anything. As animals, man should leave the lame to get eaten, including our own.

If man is nothing more than an animal, there should be no taboos against anything, including murder and cannibalism. Animals do kill and eat their own.

Man is not like any other animal. We were created by the God of Genesis to be unique in the world. That is why do have a responsibility to be good stewards of Earth.

Being a good steward does not mean we live as one with nature. That either elevates animals to the level of humans or devalues humans to an animalistic like state.

Ultimately, we are required to be good stewards, since we are unique. Man alone feels a moral imperative that comes from God to do right. That morality is universally felt by the whole of mankind, unlike animals, who have no morality.

About the Author
Bob Ryan is a novelist of the future via science-fiction, dystopian or a combination of the two, and blogger of the past with some present added in on occasion. He believes the key to understanding the future is to understand the past, since human nature is an unchanging force. As any writer can attest, he spends a great deal of time researching numerous subjects. He is someone who seeks to strip away emotion in search of reason, since emotion clouds judgement. Bob is an American with an MBA in Business Administration. He is a gentile who supports Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. He is a Christian Zionist who knows God is calling His chosen home as foretold in prophecy.