Salt Creek

Pollution and ecological abuse in Oak Brook, IL

"Eat and drink from the provision of Allah , and do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption." Quran 2:60

"Let us make humankind in our image...subdue and have dominion" -Genesis 1:26, 28

"Krishna is all that is" Gita 7:19

"Gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond. Awake." -Heart Sutra

The first major key learning we found was that scripture held the possibility of directing human agency and power however, the process of reading the text did not inherently avoid the need for hermeneutics. Different scripture texts involved different hermeneutics. Ultimately reading the living documents of the creek and the humans agents is in play.

Who gets to define 'order' and 'chaos'? Humans? Priestly authors? Bodhisatvas / Prophets/ God?

Sometimes the meaning of chaos, subdue and dominate may be regarded as positive or negative.

Comment Stream

2 years ago

Those of us who went down to look at the creek found that the humans who live next to the creek are active in trying to define "order" against the "chaos" of erosion processes....