I had a dream, a disillusioning dream.
I was walking on a great plain towards a towering volcano. When I arrived at the foothills, I found the ruins of a square-shaped city, cast in stone. At the gate was a stake, charred black. On the walls of the houses were carvings in a language that I could understand. E.g.:
“The Earth is 6000 years old. Life was created in the beginning in 6 days, and is forever immutable.”
“Man has dominion over the Earth, and may use and abuse and kill other creatures at will, which have no rights.”
“Global warming, whenever proclaimed, will be false.”
“Thou shalt not ascend the Mountain of Forbidden Knowledge. The penalty is death.”
I hesitated for 3 days before climbing the volcano. From the summit, the city looked like an open page on a table, with each house a word, each block a sentence, and the whole city the message:
“The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Life created itself over million of years, and evolves through the eons. The human species is a new comer, and must exercise respect, humility and compassion for all other beings. Eventually, humanity must pass the test of global warming, or die, bringing millions of species down with it. Its ultimate responsibility is to safe-guard the Earth from external threats, and be a true steward of the planet.”
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Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)