“EARTH FIRST” NOT “AMERICA FIRST”

Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective

The Holocaust and the destruction of the earth may seem unrelated. They’re not. The two are tied together by the question “When did we know it, and what did we do?”

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin reports that as early as December 1942, it was known that two million Jews had been massacred and millions more were at risk of being killed. There was sympathy but little action.

Fast forward 150 years. Much of the coastal area of North Carolina, where I live, is under water along with that of New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

An incredulous population of nomadic desert people is asking “How did they let this happen?”

Here’s My Take: Historians may point to the dismantling of the EPA as the official date for the earth’s demise. Prophets will say we worshipped false idols.

But then again, having seen the future and perhaps learning from the Holocaust, we will put aside religious, racial and political differences to make “Earth First” that which binds us together.

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