Pride And Sinful Pride
In viewing all the material, thus far, I can only conclude that sinful pride and environmental problems ties into a culture of waste and excess brought on by materialism and secularism. Under this culture of waste, human life has no value of respect or protection, if it did, there would be no social inequality or starving people in this country and developing nations.
Excess, spurned on by materialism and secularism, leads to waste and the overwhelming desire to have too much stuff (for lack of a better term), often at the expense of others and our environment. Materialism and secularism are the loftiness the Bible often speaks of. Several years ago, in my community, a battle ensued over replacing a small parcel of wetlands with a large department store. Consumerism won out and the wetlands no longer exist. My community also used to