EARTH AS DISPOSABLE; HEAVEN-ISM AS SIN: One reason we have sinned against creation is that we have focused on an other-worldly religion to the detriment of Earth. We have relegated God to heaven and to a life after death, seeing this world merely as a place of pilgrimage or even just as a place for human mastery. This view may be termed “heavenism”—a belief that ultimately heaven above is our only and true home and Earth is but a stopover on the road to eternity. After death, we leave our bodies, and our souls go to heaven. The body is disposable, like some il-begotten plastic bottle. However, this view ignores the biblical emphasis on our life together in this world and the ultimate affirmation of the resurrection of the body”The Season of Creation: A Preaching Commentary, Norman Habel, David Rhoads, and H. Paul Santmire, Editors (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011) , p. 31.