Wasteland of what was creation

The last words of the last public lecture given by the great philosopher Hans Jonas were as follows: „It was once religion which told us that we all are sinners because of the original sin. It is now the ecology of the planet which pronounces us all to be sinners because of the excessive exploits of human inventiveness. It was once religion which threatened us with a last judgment at the end of days. It is now our tortured planet which predicts the arrival of such a day without heavenly intervention. The latest revelation (…) is the outcry of mute things themselves that we must heed by curbing our power over creation, let we perish together on a wasteland of what was creation.”