Hundreds of millions of people celebrate Earth Day each year, and this has been going on for over 40 years. These celebratory people make sure they don’t litter and definitely pay respect to nature. They also make sure every human takes note that they have invaded Earth and they should be responsible for the Earth and its health.
On Earth Day we hear many famous sayings about “Mother Earth”, and “Mother Nature”. These names represent the purpose of Earth Day and convey a deeper meaning than what is normally explained.
“At some Earth Day celebrations, you will find New Age crystals for people to “channel” through; and material can be found on how to worship “Mother Earth.” For many people, this day is really a religious service for the New Age movement (and it’s often based on evolutionary thinking).”1 Ken Ham, President and Founder of Answers in Genesis, said.
Sure, good things are done on Earth Day, like the tree-planting, and ideas for reducing pollution but what does it all boil down too?
“EARTH DAY is the first holy day which transcends all national borders, yet preserves all geographical integrities, spans mountains and oceans and time belts,” Margaret Meade, an anthropologist, said. “And yet brings people all over the world into one resonating accord, is devoted to the preservation of the harmony in nature and yet draws upon the triumphs of technology, the measurement of time, and instantaneous communication through space.”2
So, Earth Day is a “holiday” and is celebrated internationally. During these celebrations three main messages are sent out the throngs.
- The Earth is our Mother and we need to take care of her
- We are as animals so we should treat all things equally
- We don’t have much time on Earth because it will be overrun by our pollution soon
These three issues are dealt with below:
1. The Earth is our Mother and we need to take care of her:
Pagan cultures worshiped the sun, moon and other stars but they also worshiped the earth. They gave homage to the earth and acknowledged it as a god. On Earth Day we see the same thing as many environmentalists claim the earth to be our Mother through evolutionary processes.
2. We are as animals so we should treat all things equally:
This idea is also rooted in religion and provides no proof that animals and man are equal in the least bit. Humanity has a developed language, intelligence and feelings that far surpass any animal. Humanity also has aspects of which animals do not; man has a heart (the emotional heart, not the physical one).
3. We don’t have much time on Earth because it will be overrun by our pollution soon:
A large amount of pollution that we blame ourselves for is actually not produced by humans. A lot of these issues have to do with the sun and other phenomena. Nevertheless, cartoons such as Astro Boy and Wall-E give us the notion that it is all man’s fault and soon we won’t be able to live on earth! It is good money-making propaganda though.
I am not suggesting that we do not be good stewards of the earth but what I am trying to convey is that the celebration of Earth Day is rooted in paganism and lies.