Monday, July 21, 2008

Christians Against Clearcutting

A friend came across this website ( on accident while looking for

"The senseless destruction of creation caused by clearcutting God's forests leads to floods, extinction of species of untold value to the future of humankind, depletion of soils, and ultimately famine and death."


At 7/21/2008 01:36:00 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

Climax Christianity and creating Climax Civilization go hand and hand.

At 7/21/2008 02:38:00 PM, Anonymous Bolithio said...

The thing is, the quote below the photo there, isn't a true statement. First of all, clearcutting isn't senseless destruction in any stretch of the imagination. The intentions for such practices have a very clear goal - and its resource extraction. That is not synonymous with destruction.

Secondly, sweeping assumptions about the effects of clearcutting are equally bogus. While certainly there is a potential for negative impacts following any land use practice, simply stating that clear cutting causes flooding or extinction is irresponsible.

Famine and death? Come on.

I understand that you (and most of your readers) are opposed to clear cutting. That is ok. Be careful though, becuase I think that statements like the one from above diminish the credibility of people who work hard for real change.

All of that said, did you read that groups mission? It is quite entertaining (as most radical religious groups are in my eyes)

" Our lovely earth is being stripped bare of the very fruit trees which God provided, not only for our benefit, but for the benefit of his myriad species of birds, squirrels, deer, and other wildlife. His pecans, figs, walnuts, hickories, olives, persimmons, oaks, and hundreds of other beautiful tree species are being clearcut, bulldozed, burned, poisoned, and girdled only to be replaced by barren wastelands and sterile pulp plantations."

I get the impression that who ever wrote this doesn't really know much about clear cutting, resource management, or how things work in the woods. Where are greedy people turning forests into barren waste lands? What would be the economic motive for this practice?


On a side note, that picture, looks *allot* like a knob in Washington State, just below Mt St Helen's, near the Gifford Pinchot NF. It was there where I (yes me) got the taste for activism. Weyerhauser owned much of the lands near there. I remember hiking through very large clearcuts that were for the most part ridge to ridge, and little if any stream protections were implemented. For those of you that havent been to backwoods OR or WA, believe me CA is a whole other world as far as regulation is concerned...

At 7/22/2008 10:50:00 AM, Blogger John Doe #86 said...

Bolithio, I did not make the statement as you already know. I'm pointing out christian opposition to clearcutting.

Clearcutting is unacceptable to me no matter how many regulations are in place to allow it.

There have been landslide related deaths all over the world including Oregon. The historic and current process of deforestation has caused desertification and poverty across the globe.

The patchwork clearcut's we have here may not be as devastating as the expansive tracts being cleared in Brazil but the end effect has been devastating nonetheless.

The companies clear-cut because it's cheaper, thats all the guys on top are concerned about.

At 1/21/2012 09:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Southern Oregon and the rapacious greed of the timber industry rages on. I am fully convinced there is a right way to steward private forests. Clear cutting isn't it. Any true believer needs to know that the one who destroys the earth, him God will destroy.
The large swaths of land mowed down and replanted in Eucalyptus in S.America just so you can wipe your butt is a huge travesty.
Did you know that each clear cut is bathed in large quantities of deadly herbicides? The wildlife eat the residuals and mutate their young. I live in the middle of Umpqua National Forest and see it all the time in the surrounding industrial timber lands. Woe Woe Woe.


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