Eurocentric thought is rooted in this religious context: that man (specifically cis-gendered males) is the pinnacle of creation.
Psalm 8:4-9 informs this kind of thought and belief: “What is man that you are mindful of him, or the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler of the works of your hands; you have placed everything under his feet: all sheep and oxen, and even the beast of the field, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”
God may theoretically occupy the central spot in the created order, but all of creation exists for the purpose of glorifying man. Man’s raison d’être is to rule and have dominion.
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