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What do we research from the Na’vi approximately respecting the average world?
Can non secular ideals aid to foster a priority for the environment?
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What's empathy and will the Na’vi tsaheylu support us to accomplish it?
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Can spiritual ideals aid to foster a priority for the environment?
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The evolution of life on this planet is just another aspect of creation growing ever nearer to what it can never perfectly reproduce: the infinite being, goodness, and beauty of its creator. To manifest the qualities of God in nature, it’s not enough for many different types of beings to exist. Each individual member of each species must seek to perfect itself – striving to “be all that it can be” (in the spirit of the US army slogan of the 1980s). Hence each warbonnet and each octoshroom strive to be the best plant they can be, by seeking nourishment and other necessities for its survival and reproduction.
4. htm (accessed June 16, 2010). 5. htm (accessed June 16, 2010). 6. html (accessed June 16, 2010). 7. Of course, the views of the Vatican or Roman Catholicism in general do not necessarily reflect those of the wider Christian community, with its various denominations. The general trend, though, of moving toward a “green” theology is widespread among Christians. See, for example, Willis Jenkins, Ecologies of Grace: Environmental Ethics and Christian Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008); or James Schaefer, Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2009).
14. See Jill LeBlanc, “Eco-Thomism,” Environmental Ethics 21 (1999), 302. 15. ST, I, Quaest. 8, art. 1. 16. LeBlanc, “Eco-Thomism,” 306. 17. ST, I, Quaest. 6, art. 1, ad 2. 18. See LeBlanc, “Eco-Thomism,” 305. , Aquinas’s Moral Theory: Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999). 19. 2, Quaest. 27, art. 2 (1994), 97–106; Montague Brown, “Natural Law and the Environment,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 63 (1989), 221–234. 20. Cvek, “Thomas Aquinas,” 16–17.