“George Pell [Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Australia] recently suggested that young fit Australians who voted Green were indulging in a pagan ritual”.
The words “Pagan Ritual” conjure up an image of people in long robes chanting words in an obscure language. Maybe there's a human sacrifice involved to meet the requirements of an ancient god, which is later celebrated by eating the victim's flesh and drinking his blood.
Does Pell think only his kind of people should be allowed to do such things? I wonder if he wishes for the good old days when pagans were tortured and killed to please this angry god?
What does Genesis have to say about man's place in the world? Gen 1:26 (NIV) says:
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals[a], and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
With rulership comes obligations. Genesis 2:15(NIV) says:
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
That's what Pagans and Greenies are really about- trying to take care of the world. So whose side is God really on, Cardinal Pell?
[a]. the earth. [This is the] Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text
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