Man does not fulfill his Responsibility

Man has responsibility for the world: This can be deduced equally from the Bible, Torah and Koran. Representatives of the major religious communities agreed on this during the discussion “Beautiful world, ugly reality” within the framework of the European Tolerance Talks in 2021. Many problems of our time are related to the fact that humans do not fulfill this responsibility, but think too selfishly and also interpret the holy scriptures questionably.

“Man was placed in this world in order to fulfill a task”, emphasized Schlomo Hofmeister, the Community Rabbi from Vienna. This does not consist in consumption, but in responsibility: According to the creation story of the Torah, man should protect the garden and not exploit it. “Basically, humans have received a pastoral office,” confirmed Hans-Peter Premur, university chaplain of the Gurk-Klagenfurt diocese. More on

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