"Elizaveta Iurievna Kuzmina-Karavaeva Skobtsova, later known as Mother Maria, was a Russian Orthodox religious thinker, poet and artist. Her multi-faceted legacy includes articles, poems, art, and drama. In the 1910s she was part of the literary milieu of St. Petersburg and was a member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party. She fled Russia soon after the Bolsheviks' takeover and lived in Paris, where she became a nun. In 1935, she participated in organizing the so-called Orthodox Action, which was designed to help Russian immigrants in France. She and her fellow-workers from Orthodox Action opened a house for homeless and sick immigrants in Paris. During the Nazi occupation of the city, the house was transformed into a refuge for Jews and displaced persons. Mother Maria and her son were arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and died in the Ravensbruck camp in Germany. Mother Maria's selfless devotion to people and her death as a martyr will never be forgotten. In 2004, the Holy Synod confirmed the glorification of Mother Maria." - from Columbia University Libraries Special Collection link

Ancient Hebrew translation in Genesis has apparently been wrong .... ALL ALONG!!!


New light has been cast on an ancient text.  Apparently the Hebrew word for "be responsible" found in Genesis Chapter One (sometimes translated to subdue or tend) really means to:

"trash the place / stand on the backs of the oppressed and disenfranchised / and support unethical corporate greed and wanton pleasure"  


That makes so much more sense.  It also explains a lot.  

It explains why the three major Monotheistic Faiths have not screamed and hollered loudly about corporate greed, wealth-driven lobbyists, and have even denied that there is any truth to climate change, rather than establishing fasting and sackcloth and ashes as a way to go.

Most of the hyper-conservative organizations in those Faiths that allegedly love God so deeply, truly believe that it is ok to live the way we live in America - with no regard for the global picture, but only regard for ourselves.  They teach that they know so much about God and Heaven (which no one can see) but these same people cannot add up the facts right in front of their noses and on the very ground upon which they stand.  Really?  All these tornadoes are meaningless?  There is no climate change?

I challenge all of the American believers of ANY FAITH to collect their trash for one week and leave it on their front lawn.  Then save it for a month and leave that on your front lawn.  Does that seem like a reasonable amount of trash to you?  Now multiply a week's worth by 52.  What does that look like?  How about for your whole neighborhood for 52 weeks?  What does that look like to you?  Does that look like a gift you would give to the Father of Creation?

 Nice Gift!!!

That is just trash.  We still have to look at emissions, toxic waste, overcrowding, disease...on and on.

It is sad that the military is responding before the church...it says a lot: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/20/climate-change-climate-change-scepticism

God blessed them: "Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth." Genesis i, 28.

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