We have developed a “creation” section because Christians and anarchists alike have historically neglected this aspect, with disastrous consequences. We are on a trajectory of desolation. Knowing some of the issues could at least help us form new habits of mind and living and to be articulate about the issues when conversing with others. We have two sections, one on the environment and another on nonhuman animals. Often those who are concerned about creation completely passover nonhuman animals, expect for the polar bears. They jump straight from concerns for humans to trees, forgetting about all that lives in between, which we have subjected to the worst imaginable circumstances. Yet the issues are intertwined and at root go back to the same attitude of superiority, often misusing the Bible as allowing or even commanding that we set up an ideological hierarchy (including stewardship) to dominate nature.
There is no need to make “stewardship” into a dogma. As a reinterpretation of Genesis 1-3, where traditionally Christians have seen a mandate to dominate nature, stewardship simply reinscribes the hierarchy as a fixed dogma, which reinforces the notion that there is something “less than” or something unworthy about creation unless human beings dominate it. Thus this site does not promote any notion of “stewardship” because it is still a model of power and domination. Instead, we want to see an inherent goodness in all of creation, without human interference. This world is worth treading through lightly, not because we have power, but because it is good and beautiful in its own right.