Originally Posted by que
fixed it for you /\/\
it really comes down to what your spiritual/religious belief is. if you are a religious person then you will put humans first and earth second. if you are non-religious than you will most likely put earth first and humans second. non-religious people view humans as a bacterial infection to the earth because we are destroying the planet by using up it's resources and abusing our own powers to help destroy it with pollution, nuclear waste and things like that.
there needs to be a balance between the two viewpoints. humans are not the most important, and earth is not the most important. they are both equally important because they are both dependent on each other. without one the other would not exist. environmentalists should realize that using up a planet's resources and destroying it a bit is not necessarily a bad thing. on the flip-side of that, people should also realize that we cannot keep needlessly abusing the earth for stupid reasons because human beings will die as a species if we continue to destroy the earth. it's all about a balance.
The little arrows you made reminded me that I needed to upload a new "smilie": :previous:
Even from a Christian standpoint of putting human beings first. We do have to remember that GOD put us on this Earth as caretakers. We are to have dominion over the Earth, but that doesn't mean it's okay to exploit it for our selfish gains, it means that we have a huge responsibility to take care of GOD's creation.