In 2015 Conservation International introduced a video narrated by Julia Roberts as mother nature. We moderns surely do need to be reminded that material reality poses stark limitations on our narcissistic desires. We can’t foul our nest, wreck the only known habitable planet and expect it to magically fix itself.
The worst part of the video was Roberts’ haughty haughty disdain as she spoke, scoffing at man as an insignificant and transient biological blip. “I have fed species greater than you” she warned and “I have starved species greater than you.”
By what criteria could one judge a species greater than humanity? Yes, most dinosaurs weighed more; insects and microbes outnumber us but somehow, body mass and numbers don’t stack up as measures of greatness. No single species has had a greater impact, for better or worse, on planet earth than human beings.
Unfortunately, the pagan roots of environmentalism, Gaia worship, is at the very heart of today’s environmental policies. The Endangered Species Act, the United Nation’s Biodiversity Treaty and the President’s Council on Sustainable Development are all offspring of the Gaia hypothesis of saving ‘Mother Earth.’”
This religious movement is being promoted by leading figures such as Al Gore, Ted Turner, John Kerry and many other organizations associated with the United Nations and it’s various NGO’s. As an example, Al Gore’s book “Earth in the Balance” is one of many books that unabashedly proclaims the deity of Earth and praises Eastern religions and new age spiritualism while calling for a new spiritual relationship between man and earth.
With the help of the United Nations, the leaders of this green movement advocated for the implementation of nature worship into the U.N. Earth Charter, which, since its drafting in 1995 by Maurice Strong and Gorbachev, has done all that is possible to translate the Gaia hypothesis into the environmental movement. Commenting of the charter, Gorbachev said that his “hope is that this charter will be a kind of Ten Commandments, a ‘Sermon on the Mount,’ that provides a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the next century and beyond.”
Comparing the Charter to the Ten Commandments wasn’t just rhetoric. In 2002, the Charter was presented to the World Summit on Sustainable Development housed and carried into the summit in the “Ark of Hope,” made to mimic the biblical Ark of the Covenant which held the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God. Accompanying the Charter and the Ark were small books of prayers and affirmations based on the Charter along with earth masks of animals and other environmental icons and other written affirmations for global healing and peace drafted by New Age Mystics.
As with many false religions, environmentalist and evolutionist see Christianity as the obstacle to human evolution and our spiritual destiny. A document mandated by the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity, the Global Biodiversity Assessment, explicitly refers to Christianity as a faith that has set humans apart from nature and stripped nature of its sacred qualities.
All pagan religions, including Earth worship seek peace and harmony with nature, thinking that this is the solution to all of humanity’s ills. But it ignores the fact that the problem really lies in the human heart. Trying to save the environment will not save our souls or bring about a utopia.
As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one…There is no fear of God before their eyes. Romans 3:10-18).
Source: Gaia and Selectionism’s Nature Worship by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D., Acts and Facts Magazine, 2020; Gaia Worship – The New Pagan Religion Environment.gen; Worshipping the Earth by Clete Hux, Apologetics