Why I will provide a Christian moral witness at the Paris climate conference (COMMENTARY)

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People walk walks past the COP21 logo in the Climate Generations area during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, on December 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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People walk walks past the COP21 logo in the Climate Generations area during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, on December 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Stephane Mahe *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-KAYLOR-COLUMN, originally transmitted on Dec. 2, 2015.

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(RNS) "The foundational biblical teaching to 'love your neighbor as yourself' drives me to Paris," writes this Jefferson City, Mo., Baptist activist.

  • Terry

    The best “do unto others…” stuff comes better from Aesop’s fables. More consistent moral theme there than what you find in the bible.

  • Fran

    “Love” your fellowman as yourself would probably be more positive and beneficial, as encouraged by the Bible. Love believes all things, endures all things, and love never fails.

  • Jacob Samuel

    Bible contains many teachings which are given to a particular community at a particular time in a particular context. They are not meant for universal application. Jesus said “Love God and love your neighbour as yourself. The whole of God’ s revelation is summarized in it”. We must understand and interpret all teachings in the light of this statement of Jesus Christ. The message of the Bible is love.

  • Barry the Baptist

    Prove that statement empirically or rationally.