Compare that to extreme forms of the detached perspective that agriculture gave us. The Rapture fundamentalists, for example, who ecstatically await the end of the world which, they say, should be by any day now. Things like global warming, wars in the Middle East, and ecological collapse are signals of the prophesied apocalypse, and they are to be encouraged because after Armageddon, Christ will take up true believers, of which there are frighteningly large numbers - several million it is said. For them heaven is our true home; earth expendable rubbish.
It is a pathology that places man so far outside nature, so alienated from the earth, that he would happily destroy it entirely. In its place, pyramid heaven, with a life-hating God on top.
NO FIXED ADDRESS, pg. 35-36