Faith and sustainability
Does God exist? There are people who believe in the existence of God and people who don’t. One thing is certain: if God exists, he has conceived Nature so that it can be independent and sustainable. So let’s think about Nature. All its elements, all its mechanisms make it sustainable in the long period: birth and death, herbivores and carnivores, the alternation of seasons, rain and sun etc... Everything contributes to make it sustainable.
(by Dario Ruggiero)
Who has faith in God...
This is a call to all those people who have faith, people who have faith in God, who have faith that there is something superior that governs our existence. Me, you, we must learn to "think" as God thinks. Today humankind has become unsustainable:
1. We are an element of the divine plan that has gone crazy;
2. God has trusted us, but we are wasting this opportunity badly.
So, God has made Nature sustainable indefinitely. Are we following the will of God? The community which really believe in God is the one which is sustainable.
Nature is sustainable. Nature is sustainable because it has been made with a Long Term perspective in mind. Ecosystems are strengthened over the long term, they are made to survive and ensure long-term well-being. Behave like that, then we will contribute to the Divine Plan. If not, sooner or later we will be made out.
So what should we do? We should imitate Nature (Blue Economy - Gunter Pauli). We should first move from a linear economy to a circular economy, an economic model that is much closer to the way nature works. Long-term thinking needs to be re-introduced into our social system. What matters is not just current well-being (as it happens in a consumerist society like the current one), this well-being should be perpetuated over time. This means taking care of common goods, taking care of resources (natural, social and cultural), of our land. We should make our communities resilient, so that they do not depend too much on external resources and goods (Gandhi's Swadeshi).
When we behave like that, we could say: “we are following the Divine will.”
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LTEconomy, 24 January 2019
Dario Ruggiero, (november 2018), Gandhi’s unfulfilled will
Dario Ruggiero, (october 2018), IPCC Special Report: why can’t we tackle Climate Change?
Dario Ruggiero, (febbraio 2018), "CO2 CONCENTRATION IN THE ATMOSPHERE: will we reach the point of no return by 2070?"
Dario Ruggiero, (february 2018),"GLOBAL TEMPERATURE: anomalies go on - December 2017, the third highest December temperature in the 138-year record"
Dario Ruggiero, (february 2018), "ARCTIC MELTING: in December, Arctic sea ice extent 1,000,000 square kilometres below the 1981-2010 average"
Dario Ruggiero, (february 2018), "Global Risk Report 2018: environmental and technological risks on the lead"
Dario Ruggiero, (05 settembre 2017), "Let’s struggle for a new system: the social platform www.ltemovement.org is to be born"
Emanuele Bompan, (agosto 2017), Interview with Kate Raworth: Doughnut Economy,
Dario Ruggiero, (June2017), "An untroduction to Doughnut Economics, Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist",
"What Is Long Term Economy", LTEconomy
Dario Ruggiero (curated by), (01 September 2017), Interview with David Lin (Research Director at the Global Footprint Network), "How to move back the Overshoot Day",
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