Has the West Lost Its Mind?
umair haque
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« taking the future into one’s hands and molding it with a little bit of love, a lot of courage, and a spoonful of wisdom. »

My response is NOT proselytizing (I’m an atheist). I suggest to read Pope Francis’s Encyclical « Lausato Si ». If the Believer follows his/her heart and faith, a new fair world can be constructed.

The Encyclical talks of concepts like the ones you mention (plus many others, as the encyclical is quite long…). But it says where the problems are, and indicates « lines of approach and actions» (chapter 5).

Within Democracies, by definition, the people have the power to decide of their future. And, over decades/centuries, the people get what they have collectively constructed.

Jean P. Ciron

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Laudato Si — English :

>>> CHAPTER ONE : WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR COMMON HOME

I. POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

III. LOSS OF BIODIVERSITY

IV. DECLINE IN THE QUALITY OF HUMAN LIFE AND THE BREAKDOWN OF SOCIETY

V. GLOBAL INEQUALITY

VI. WEAK RESPONSES

VII. A VARIETY OF OPINIONS

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>>> CHAPTER TWO : THE GOSPEL OF CREATION

I. THE LIGHT OFFERED BY FAITH

II. THE WISDOM OF THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNTS

III. THE MYSTERY OF THE UNIVERSE

IV. THE MESSAGE OF EACH CREATURE IN THE HARMONY OF CREATION

V. A UNIVERSAL COMMUNION

VI. THE COMMON DESTINATION OF GOODS

VII. THE GAZE OF JESUS

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>>> CHAPTER THREE : THE HUMAN ROOTS OF THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS

I. TECHNOLOGY: CREATIVITY AND POWER

II. THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE TECHNOCRATIC PARADIGM

III. THE CRISIS AND EFFECTS OF MODERN ANTHROPOCENTRISM

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>>> CHAPTER FOUR : INTEGRAL ECOLOGY

I. ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ECOLOGY

II. CULTURAL ECOLOGY

III. ECOLOGY OF DAILY LIFE

IV. THE PRINCIPLE OF THE COMMON GOOD

V. JUSTICE BETWEEN THE GENERATIONS

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>>> CHAPTER FIVE : LINES OF APPROACH AND ACTION

I. DIALOGUE ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

II. DIALOGUE FOR NEW NATIONAL AND LOCAL POLICIES

III. DIALOGUE AND TRANSPARENCY IN DECISION-MAKING

IV. POLITICS AND ECONOMY IN DIALOGUE FOR HUMAN FULFILMENT

V. RELIGIONS IN DIALOGUE WITH SCIENCE

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>>> CHAPTER SIX : ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION AND SPIRITUALITY

I. TOWARDS A NEW LIFESTYLE

II. EDUCATING FOR THE COVENANT BETWEEN HUMANITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

III. ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION

IV. JOY AND PEACE

V. CIVIC AND POLITICAL LOVE

VI. SACRAMENTAL SIGNS AND THE CELEBRATION OF REST

VII. THE TRINITY AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CREATURES

VIII. QUEEN OF ALL CREATION

IX. BEYOND THE SUN

(Franciscus)

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