Maya FrostBrophy
Professor Bouma-Prediger
Religion 100-04
October 11, 2016

Journal #5: For the Beauty, p. 89-91

I think the main point of this section was to find a connection between the bible and the way the earth has been treated. The author talks about how people interpret the scripture. Often, people with a high regard for scripture read it, and have an unconscious agenda so it's not thoroughly read. People who may not have as high regard for the bible, will read it and without the agenda, understand the scripture differently. I liked the six sections about where we are. The fourth and fifth were my favorites. I liked topics of each section because I feel they are often lost in people's interpretations of the scripture. Pointing out how creati o n was good is important I feel, and explaining how it related to the bible was helpful for a more depth explanation: "Rather than begin with conflict amongst the gods, the Scriptures begin with the effortless, joyous calling forth of creation by a sovereign Creator who enters into a relationship of intimacy with his creatures. Therefore, creatureliness qua creatureliness is good." (Middleton & Walsh , p.89 ). I liked the fifth section because I feel like people forget that God made the Earth for all creatures, not humans. It's important that we treat all creatures with respect and remember this is their Earth a s well.