Yesterday I received the new issue of Outside Magazine. This is a
magazine geared towards hiking, biking, skiing, camping, survival, health & fitness, and other “outside” adventures. The magazine usually contains well written articles regarding the lives of adventurers, athletes, and at times the conservation efforts of “save the earth” organizations.
I usually start reading the magazine by looking at the letters section. For some reason I enjoy reading the comments of other readers on articles I have read. In the latest magazine someone wrote complaining because an animal conservation association in a third world country chose to protect the life of a child, rather than the life of a pregnant snow leopard on the endangered animal list. To my disbelief, the person was actually trying to make the argument that the life of the endangered animal was more valuable than the life of the child. I read and re-read the letter hoping to find sarcasm, or whether the person was attempting to be humorous(a really bad attempt, if so). But sadly the letter was serious.
The letter goes like this:
“I was appalled that the Nature Conservancy’s chief scientist, Peter Kareiva, would choose a child over the last pregnant snow leopard. This is what’s wrong with conservation. If one human life is worth more that every animal’s, there is no reason to protect any land or species. We drive animals out of their habitat and then blame them for attacking humans. There are checks and balances that animals understand – we should learn from them instead of thinking humans have all the answers.” Dagny McKinley, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
To make matters worse, a second letter was printed that confirmed the sad viewpoint of the first. Unlike the first letter, the second letter did not attempt to argue that a child’s life is worth less than an animal, but it did demonstrate disappointment and anger that an animal conservation organization would take into consideration of the well-being of humans in its decision making.
All I could exclaim as I read this is “the world is going to hell in a hand-basket and it must be half way there”. We live in an age where many people are truly worshiping “nature”, “mother earth”, the “environment”, “ozone depletion”, “global warming”, and the “climate change” movement. They (and among they I include Al Gore, the Spiritual Guru of the movement) are actually now calling the movement “spiritual” or a “moral issue”.
Al Gore tells Newsweek magazine in a pre-publication interview, that he has been adapting his fact-based message - now put out by hundreds of volunteers - to appeal to those who believe there is a moral or religious duty to protect the planet. "I've done a Christian [-based] training program; I have a Muslim training program and a Jewish training program coming up, also a Hindu program coming up. I trained 200 Christian ministers and lay leaders here in Nashville in a version of the slide show that is filled with scriptural references. It's probably my favorite version, but I don't use it very often because it can come off as proselytizing," Gore tells Newsweek.
Funny liberals, when the facts of “Climate Change” start to fall apart as unproven or just plain falsified, all of a sudden saving the planet stops being a scientific need and becomes a “moral & spiritual issue”. These funny liberals, they do not want prayer in our schools or the Ten Commandments in our Courts. They won’t even say Christmas in December, but “religion & spirituality” sure is convenient when it supports their agenda. (Sidenote: Obama did the same thing with his push for health care reform.) By the way, did you know that Al Gore has become a multi-millionaire out of this Climate Change racket.
Since he quit mainstream politics, Mr. Gore’s personal fortune has risen from £1.2 million to an estimated £60 million. He has made significant investments in environmentally friendly projects like carbon trading markets, solar power, biofuels, electric vehicles, sustainable fish farming and waterless lavatories. He has also invested in non-climate change related investments, including putting money into Google and Apple. “As much as Gore’s made now, it is going to be a piker league compared to what he is going to make in five years if all these new carbon trading mandates go through.” Telegraph.co.uk
So now according to Guru Gore (let’s call him “GG”), saving a tree, the climate, or an endangered animal is a moral & spiritual issue of the highest order. Funny liberals, saving a tree or animal is a “moral & spiritual obligation”, but saving the lives of children, born and unborn is not. See letter from Mr. McKinley above. Reminds me of the song by Casting Crown’s titled “While You Were Sleeping”: “As we're sung to sleep by philosophies that save the trees and kill the children.” Child sacrifice, ahem, I mean abortion, has gotten so blatant in the USA that during a Planned Parenthood sponsored pro-abortion rally it was stated that “Abortion is a God given right.”
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- During the rally yesterday sponsored by the Planned Parenthood abortion business and other leading pro-abortion groups, Rev. Carlton Veazy told the small gathering of hardcore activists that abortion is a "God-given right." Veazy is the head of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
Excuse me while I gag at this comment and vomit at the fact that there is a “Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice”. What god are they talking about???? What god does Rev. Carlton Veazy, Guru Gore, and the “religious & spiritual” liberals serve? (By “religious & spiritual” liberal, I mean the type of liberal who claim to be a Christian or pro-life until they are handed a nice payoff and all of a sudden their deep seated religious & moral convictions get thrown out the window). One thing I can tell for sure is that they do not serve the one true God. The God of the Bible, the God of Israel, Jacob, Abraham, Yahweh. Surely, they do not serve Jesus Christ, our Lord. They cannot even say his name. Use this test: Have you ever heard one of the “religious & spiritual” liberals say the name of Jesus other than as a historical figure, or to promote their agenda, or to get votes.
1Jo 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
It is unimaginable that the God described in Psalm 139, would truly believe that abortion is a right or that the life of an animal is worth more than a child.
Psalm 139:14-17. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, and that my soul know very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are your thoughts for me, O God! How great is the sum of them.
This new "spirituality" of nature worship is being pushed on our youth. Have you seen the movie “Avatar”? I have not, but I have read and been told that it is nothing more than a “climate change” propaganda film . A movie which shamelessly glorifies nature as a goddess to be worshiped. While demonizing those who use nature for mankind’s benefit. While I agree that we should not be out there bombing the rainforests, God did create animals, plants, and nature to serve man, not the other way around.
Ge 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." 29 ¶ And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 "Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so.
This zealot like protection of nature and animals over humans needs is a form of nature worship. Animals were created to serve man, not the other way around. Have you heard the story of the cat and the dog? The dog says to his owner, you feed me, you provide shelter, you give me love, you must be god. The cat says you feed me, you provide shelter, you give me love, I must be god. Sadly, many humans have the cat’s perspective and worship nature as a god. God himself killed an animal in order to clothe Adam and Eve demonstrating that human life and their needs are above animals & nature.
Ge 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
We have been down this road before. The worship of nature and creation itself is nothing new. There just seems to be resurgence, in many ways thanks to the great high priest of Climate Change: Guru Gore. When Israel entered the promised land they encountered the worship of Baal & Moloch. Which in reality was the worship of nature. The worship of the creation instead of the Creator. Baal was a reference to many false gods such as: the god of rain, fertility, thunder, agriculture, moon, sun. Basically Baal worship is identical to nature-worship. The worship of Baal included ritual prostitution, burning of incense, violent & ecstatic exercises (cutting/self-mutilation) and child sacrifice. The worship of Baal included all that our society worships today. We live in a world were hedonism, pleasure and self-worship is promoted (juts turn your TV on or open a magazine), nature has become a “spiritual & moral” cause (see Climate Change, Copenhagen), and children are just a hindrance to our higher goals (abortion, stem cell research). Secular society has thereby incorporated this new “spirituality”, i.e., the worship of nature (through causes such as save the trees, climate change, etc…) and the sacrifice of children for humanistic, secular reasons (through abortion, stem cell research) into our “spiritual & moral values”.
Just like the Israelites incorporated the worship of Baal into the worship of the one true God. America is literally blending the worship of Baal (nature, humanism) into the worship of the one true God. That is why God called the Israelites adulterers. God is a jealous God; he does not accept the worship of any other gods or idols. Moreover, God hates human sacrifice.
Le 18:21 'And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.
Jer 19:3 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will bring such a catastrophe on this place, that whoever hears of it, his ears will tingle "Because they have forsaken Me and made this an alien place, because they have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they, their fathers, nor the kings of Judah have known, and have filled this place with the blood of the innocents 5 "(they have also built the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or speak, nor did it come into My mind),6 "therefore behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that this place shall no more be called Tophet or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.
Yet, the United States, a nation originally founded on Judeo-Christian values, has adopted foreign gods and promotes their worship through nature, trees, endangered species, global warming, atheism, Darwinism, naturalism, secularism, humanism, hedonism, & diversity. It is so blatant that many of the people involved in these causes like to call themselves “spiritual”, i.e. Guru Gore. Even people who consider themselves “Christians” have started to sacrifice on the altar of Baal. For example, Guru Gore calls himself a Christian, Obama calls himself a Christian, Hillary Clinton calls herself a Christian, yet they all are rabid Climate Change, pro-choice, all religions lead to god advocates. Like the nation of Israel in the old testament, they claim to worship Yahweh, but in reality the worship Baal (nature, creation, secularism, mankind) and offer sacrifice to him through child sacrifices (the promotion of abortion).
Sadly being a “spiritual person” will not get you anywhere. The Bible warns us of this false spirituality at end of times.
2Ti 3:1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
Do the people described above sound familiar? From “such people turn away”, yep that includes Guru Gore. I agree that God’s creation should be respected and not be abused, but it should not to be worshiped. There is a difference, and climate change proponents go beyond having respect for creation. They glorify and worship it, and if their worship hurts some human beings (hunger due to rising costs of living, limiting third world country advancement, abortion as birth control & child birth limits to lower world population,etc…), well that is ok. Theses casualties just constitute the sacrifice necessary to appease their deity. God gave us nature to be used for our benefit and it should never be placed above or even be equal to its Creator. The worship of Baal is not to be blended with the worship of the one true God. Israel got judged for that, so will we. For the creator is to be worshiped, not the creation.
Ro 1:22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things (nature worship).24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature (abortion/homosexuality).27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.