Worship and the Taliban?
By Eric Barger
Though they are far
apart on almost every issue the array of earth worshipping New Agers and those who embrace
the ideals of
One afternoon not
long ago I was in a line of traffic at a stop light in a suburb of
Stop killing trees NOW! Enough is enough. Stop building houses here.
I rolled down the window in time to hear one of the protesters (who were all teenagers) yell at a passerby Go Home! Dont buy a house here! Not being able to resist an encounter with the young tree hugger, I only wish I had a picture of the silent dumbfounded look on the young girls face when I called out Do you want us to live in a cave? Though for completely different reason surely both she and the Taliban would agree on that.
The truth is that
just as with radical Islam, the hyper environmentalists wish us to revert to the Stone
Age. And as I drove on today I pondered who had planted the idea in those kids heads
that using trees to construct shelter is such an evil thing? Maybe it was parents who
without absolute moral and spiritual standards themselves have bred more of the same in
their offspring? There is a lot of that up this way. Could it possibly have been the
tutelage of some misguided hippie era holdover who got a teachers certificate at
As I turned the corner I mused out loud to my granddaughter who was in the car They have it exactly backwards. They are worshiping the creation instead of the Creator. (Romans 1:25) Thats the real message here.
When people refuse the truth of the existence and sovereignty of God it isnt long before they start trying to play God. At its core the green movement believes that we humans are here completely and solely for the good of Mother Earth. This is 180 degrees off kilter with biblical truth for instead, God has created the Earth for us which is counter to the notion that we are here to serve and pamper her.
Am I endorsing irresponsible use of the planet? Of course not, however one must see beyond the surface when examining the motivations behind many of those in the environmental movement today. Perhaps the misguided evangelicals (including some I have highly respected in the past) who have signed on to the notion of global warming (1) have simply been watching too much of the hysteria that outlets like the History Channel have been pumping out. Sadly, it appears that they have actually been co-opted by a combination of faulty theological ideas, population control fanatics with money and bad science which one-world globalists and UN cronies have been pushing for decades. Perhaps these misguided evangelicals might instead try seeking wisdom from their Bibles and from some of the overwhelming volume of politically incorrect (and under promoted) science which completely rejects the idea that we are slipping toward planetary suicide with each passing emission-filled year. (2) But I digress as I slip the soap box back under my desk
As I came back by the corner where the protesters had been camped out I did notice some reminders that the young earth worshipers had visited the neighborhood. Paper, trash and pop cans lay ironically on the green belt where they had been stationed. I guess the lesson about not littering has yet to be taught by whoever is mentoring the Captain Planet wannabes set on reducing home sales in the area.
(1) Evangelical Climate Initiative see: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49101 http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53009 http://www.christiansandclimate.org/signatories
(2) Christian Leaders Opposed to the Evangelical Climate Initiative see: http://www.interfaithstewardship.org/pdf/NAE-appeal%20letter.pdf http://www.worldviewweekend.com/secure/cwnetwork/article.php?ArticleID=486 http://www.interfaithstewardship.org/pdf/OpenLetter.pdf
(c) copyright 2006, Eric Barger
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