[image of the ‘Ark of Hope’ a modern day vessel designed to carry the Earth Charter]
Just found this about the religiosity that is ever present within ‘extreme environmentalism’. It hits the nail right on the head! I found it from a Catholic site believe it or not!
Just read it and see what you think…
"Praise the green god from whom all blessings flow.." This is a secular age; but the religious impulse is powerful and tenacious. If it is diverted from its traditional channels, or deliberately denied, it will find new ways of expression and new modes of doctrine.
Environmentalism (Let me quote from Rex Murphy: The Earth is our Mother.. The Earth is alive.. [The Earth Charter-Benchmark draft]) answers many needs. Literally, any movement whose goal is to save the earth is evangelical to its green roots.
The great dualisms of good and evil have modern twins: sustainability and pollution. Also present are the great instincts to proselytize and convert-the watermark of all great faiths.
It also has apostates and heretics-for example, Patrick Moore, the founder of Greenpeace, who became disillusioned and set out to moderate the great frenzies of environmentalism. He has been declared anathema with all force. Also Bjorn Lomborg, whose scientific critique of global warming was attacked with prodigious fury. TIME Magazine called him the potential Martin Luther of the Environmental movement.
Environmentalism is a re-invigorated version of the primitive paganism that found its deities and idols in sticks and stones, wrapped up in the mantras of Save the Planet and Be Environmentally Conscious. There is a lot of mushy New Ageism. the twitter about Gaia and Mother Earth.
Of course, like all serious religions, environmentalism takes much of its energy and appeal from the prospect of an apocalypse. Nuclear winter, the freezing or the flooding of the planet.. There is no religion without its doomsday.
On balance, the Environmental movement of modern times is much more a faith than a science, much more a reaching for salvation through good works-the blue box to separate plastic from paper, the garden compost heap/altar-than a disinterested study into the ways and workings of physical nature. Environmentalism is more need than inquiry.
Environmentalism is a complex mixture of belief, enthusiasm, politics, and science. Its religious character is too little explored, with the result that it is propagated in our schools as a science of necessity, and a practice of care, which conceals its true character. And, on days like Earth Day, to explore its complex nature would be like denying the Trinity in the very precincts of the Vatican.
[Rex Murphy in the (Toronto) Globe and Mail, Saturday, April 24, 2004.]
Here’s a quote that I like regarding this…
All praise means is that you are still on someone else’s path and not yet on your own path. Nietzsche
There’s a bit of truth to that don’t you think?
Oh, and you may ask how I found this. Well, it’s all because of this Earth Charter thing which led me to research what others think about this Charter. Rex Murphy wanted to write about the religiosity that undergirds extreme environmentalism. Can we call it “EE” now, or ‘XE’… Xtreme-environmentalism? Anyway, this Earth Charter thing sounds all well and good. But as I read this from the the actual site there were a few things that concerned me…
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century.
The word ‘Just’ just popped out at me, and it got me wondering about justness and how do we judge what justness actually is? By what standard can justness be executed within so many different cultures and religions that think that perhaps it is just to stone to death a woman caught in adultery. Some religions think is is ‘just’ to place a fatwa on someone’s head if they become apostates.
After all the Justness of the biblical God is very different to the justness of Allah. An example of Allah’s justness is that we are only accountable for our own actions is what is taught in the koran. [this is taken from an Islamic site and NOT a Christian one!!!]
Or economically speaking would it be ‘just’ to euthanize those considered a burden to a healthy, fit and young productive society? I wonder what the younger generation feels about this? [check out the end of this post and perhaps you may be a little concerned with the Earth Charter and the youth ‘World Future Council’. The Earth Charter is very interested in educating the youth to move forward towards a better and just world for all!]
Or how about environmentally? Some ‘EEs’ think that it is extremely ‘unjust’ to eat meat and that this equated to environmental vandalism.
I really would like to know who and by what system will the citizens of the globe determine justness? What will be the measuring tool?
I guess that’s what the UN World Court or what is otherwise knows as the Peace Palace is for! And this ‘Peace Palace’ has an entrance that will just blow your feminist mind with a bit of sexuality thrown it…Whooop!!!
The Large Entrance Hall with its arched vaults, Italian marble floors, pilasters and inlaid art work ("Sol justitiae illustra nos", Sun of Justice, illuminate us") creates an overwhelming effect. This first impression is intensified by the monumental grand staircase to the first floor with its gold candelabras and view of a large marble statue, an allegoric representation of ‘Peace through Justice’ by the American sculptor O’Connor, a gift from the United States.
The impressive background of these stairs consists of a rotunda decorated with seven large stained-glass windows with allegoric female figures, a Dutch artwork by Jan Schouten from the Delft "Prinsenhof" atelier. At the centre is Peace, in a glorious halo of light from the rising sun, surrounded by nymphs, depicting such ‘good works’ as art, science, industry and trade – Ars, Scientia, Industria and Mercaturia.
Again with the female theme the ‘Great Hall of Justice’ has…a huge painting depicting three wise men ousting combating parties, with a triumphant female Peace in the foreground.
Why has ‘peace’ been symbolised with the female form I wonder? Is that biblical? I don’t think so!
Check out this poem..
“What if Mary is another name for Gaia?
Then her capacity for virgin birth is no miracle,
it is a role of Gaia since life began.
She is of this Universe and, conceivably,
a part of God. On Earth, she is the source
of life everlasting and is alive now;
she gave birth to humankind
and we are part of her.”
– Sir James Lovelock , Ages of Gaia.
The above poem was found on this article ‘The Gaia Hypothesis – A Goddess Reborn’
Getting back to the Earth Charter we have a UN Task Force that will help us understand ‘Global Governance’…
…the UN Task Force is to achieve recognition of the Earth Charter by the United Nations General Assembly and to demonstrate the relevance of the Earth Charter’s values and principles to global governance.
And don’t forget this group wants to
indoctrinate educate the kids…
I am sure that I have only touched the surface concerning the links between the ‘green god’ the ‘earth charter’, and the ‘peace palace’.
One thing I know for sure is that the bible says that PEACE will not come to the earth before Christ comes again. So, no matter how many good intentions this ‘earth charter’ seems to install in mankind, mankind will not know PEACE unless they know the salvation of Christ. That is a true PEACE.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
But we can expect a false PEACE before Christ comes back.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 When they are saying, Peace and safety, then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall in no wise escape.
This coming of the Antichrist will be preceded by a general apostasy, the loss of faith of most of Christians: " Let no one deceive you in any way. For unless the apostasy comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one doomed to perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god and object of worship, so as to seat himself in the temple of God." (2 Thess 3-4.) For if people were faithful to their Christian beliefs, they would never submit to the lies of the Antichrist. The work of the enemies of God to undermine the faith is clear for everyone to see today.
Concerning the last days just before Christ comes again…
Saint Paul also wrote in his First Epistle to Timothy (4:1-2): "Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions through the hypocrisy of liars with branded consciences." And in 2 Tim 3:1-5: "But understand this: there will be terrifying times in the last days. People will be self-centered and lovers of money, proud, haughty, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreligious, callous, implacable, slanderous, licentious, brutal, hating what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, as they make a pretense of religion but deny its power."
The bible is clear about the state of the world before Jesus comes back again. It won’t be peaceful. Many people will have fallen for a different gospel as they turn away from the faith because of deceitful and demonic spirits lying to them.
The ‘earth charter’ will appear to work in theory, it will appear to have all the answers to social justice. But clearly, the ‘earth charter’ cannot give people what they really need, which is to be saved from their sin and receive eternal forgiveness. It leaves out the salvific gospel. It joins people into a false type of unified humanitarianism but it forgets that to be human is to err. So sad that many good hearted people will be drawn into something that they really believe in and are yet still not saved through the ‘blood of the lamb’. They may be good, but they are still going to hell. This ‘earth charter’ is nothing more that good works which will not save anyone’s soul from being judged!
My heart really is saddened by this to be honest with you. I mean, Churches are joining this and yet the Church is told to go and spread the good news of salvation and that no man can enter the kingdom of God unless he be saved by Jesus no matter how many good things they do in this life.
- ARK OF HOPE: The Ark of The New Age Covenant
- "LET THESE BE GUIDESTONES TO AN AGE OF REASON"
This post was done very late at night as I just had to get if off of my chest before I hit the sack. And I am not sure if I have the time tomorrow to go over it with a fine tooth comb before I post it… Anyway, I hope you get the gist of where I am coming from.