Also we should take practicable and effective measures against the worldwide trend of urbanisation towards re-ecologisation. After all, this trend is followed by: high divorce rates, loss of values, workaholism, one-night stands, drug and pornography addiction, etc. – all because of the creeping loneliness of anonymous consumers. To many, of course, the "country air makes you free turn" seems impractical, uncomfortable and unattainable; yet it would be wholesome, beneficial and ultimately necessary. As an example, see the articles: Autonomous drive on the fields and Wooden wall elements.
Either we form a global partnership to care for the Earth and for each other, or we risk ruining ourselves and the diversity of life.
However, religious people and their church communities also bear responsibility today with regards to preserving Creation; every believer should be aware of dangerous technologies and, in the sense of this responsibility, advocate for change.*
Religion turns towards and away from the world at the same time. It turns towards it because it deeply understands the suffering inherent in it and it turns away from it because it is not prepared to accept that suffering without expansion.
It is first and foremost about our relationship with our living Creator. All cultures that neglect God are weakened after a few generations. Simply because the God-blessed atmosphere in families and communities diminishes and cools/over-heats - when they deny Him.
Science, technology, profit-oriented action and expansionism are actually not so much in contradiction to God's mandate to us humans, which has always discreetly accompanied our history and religious ambitions. But the main mandate demands the affirmation of life and longing for eternal life in communion with God, our Father.
It is first and foremost about our relationship with our living Creator. All cultures that neglect God are weakened after a few generations. Simply because the God-blessed atmosphere in families and communities diminishes and cools/overheats - when they deny Him.
Today, it is mainly strange spiritual ideas, such as self-redemption, the omnipresent propagation of the values of a self-centred society and its exaggerated belief in progress, which have lead people away from God.
I am also concerned about our current interventions in the natural processes of conception and birth. After all, this kind of "freedom and feasibility" can cause many a woman psychological problems afterwards. It also seems morally difficult to me; after all, they destroy unborn life - according to WHO, abortion stands as the highest cause of death! Children born from surrogacy can also disrupt familial harmony in two families.
Single parents should be paid full-time wages for six working hours a day (or three in the half-day sector) to compensate them for their services and duties to their child/children. In general, good supportive maternal and life protection measures are also useful and important.
But how can we who have become unbelievers establish a connection with God?
We cannot see Him or touch Him, we cannot even imagine Him in His entirety. But we can begin, for example, to marvel at His impressive work. Imagining His presence in us and the beautiful natural world, His creation, is a good start.
God's loving presence through His enthusiasm helped me feel Him with gratitude. Through songs of praise, I became able to speak directly to the invisible, yet living God – this is also called prayer-connectedness.
My search for "fulfilment in God" resulted in being personally touched by biblical words and in joyful fellowship with Christians in the Sunday service. He awakened in me the certainty of His promise "a new heaven and a new earth I give to you".
One result of our relationship with God is that we tend to become happier, more peaceful and less dependent on external circumstances. For example, married couples who pray together remain faithful to each other 97% of the time.
What could be more desirable to us than to cultivate such relationship quality?
In the dying process of every human being, his temporal, his earthly life comes together at a point of brightest appearance or the experience of God's presence and love. It is favourable to welcome this, to strive towards HIM as the goal and meaning of our journey - in other words, to die "easily" or to have lived gladly and joyfully. I have been able to live through this process three times myself.
Now a few words on humans and ethics from my personal point of view
This earth and the heavens
I believe that the real world does not need an economy based on interest or cryptocurrency, does not need black gold, the hustle and bustle, the noise and stench, warheads, violence or billionaires
in order to function truthfully and produce useful goods.
Is the earth to blame for poverty, rural exodus and environmental aberrations? Surely this earth is bountiful, has room for all life; it knows no asphalt strips and grossly negligent CO2 emissions! It provides enough out of itself, and it is never in a rush. Does it not have comprehensive empathy, dignity, patience? It gives joy, it is helpful and faithful! How do you, dear reader, experience and see this world?
I think it is sickly, it's not constantly bustling and struggling, and to die in it means to fall asleep peacefully. Our technical aids are merely medum-term solutions, cerebral loans to overcome
our respective crises. We can't rely on the world of finance for help – but I firmly trust
in heavenly assistance. His love is true, good and beautiful.
The mystical dark matter that astrophysicists are so feverishly looking for and the missing cosmic energy will probably only be discovered when our ears, eyes and hearts are cleansed. Our Creator Himself has the solution laid out in his redemption plan! Nor did the "waters of life" arrive on the young earth as ice comets and lead to the given quantity of all the world's oceans; God Himself spoke these floods into existence! God Himself spoke these floods into existence!