Letter: Can Nature-worship be the basis of a new religion?

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The Independent Online
DAVID NICHOLSON-LORD's view of Nature ('Relax, we're all pagans now', 20 June) seems altogether too facile. The fields and hedgerows which we commonly think of as our natural countryside are the product of man's interference with the original landscape, and the peaceful rural scene which we love to contemplate is in fact a battleground of competing species. The so-called 'harmony of nature' is an uneasy balance of power in a continuous conflict. What 'sufficient meaning' can be found in this as the basis for a new religion?

G D Pickering

Mickleover

Derby

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