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    We're also told that God put a certain Tree in the middle of the Garded on Eden.  By Rubio's logic, there was nothing wrong with Adam and Eve using it either; that God actually wanted them to eat the fruit of that tree.  Which is an argument I've heard before, just never from someone the Religious Right would approve of.

    Now, Rubio might well answer that the Tree with the Forbidden Fruit was different because God specifically told Adam and Eve it was forbidden.  He never said anything about Eden's mineral rights.

    Perhaps he has a point there.  But God also never said anything to Adam and Eve about not coveting their neighbors' spouses either.  That wasn't something they had to worry about at the time and I suppose God wanted to start off by Keeping It Simple.

    More importantly, God did tell Adam and Eve that they were to take care of the Garden; and ripping it up to take advantage of stuff buried beneath it seems to me a funny way to do that.  And actually some Evangelicals -- not a lot, admittedly, but some -- have come around to this way of looking at the environment.  They call it "Creation Care".

    I somehow doubt that Rubio sees things that way.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 06:22:44 AM PST

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