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>While this does not prove whether global warming is true or false, it is a sober warning about the diabolical nature of the environmental movement.

Because when Toni terminated her pregnancy, she did so in the firm belief she was helping to save the planet.

Incredibly, so determined was she that the terrible “mistake” of pregnancy should never happen again, that she begged the doctor who performed the abortion to sterilise her at the same time.

He refused, but Toni – who works for an environmental charity – “relentlessly hunted down a doctor who would perform the irreversible surgery. Finally, eight years ago, Toni got her way.

…”Having children is selfish. It’s all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet,” says Toni, 35.

…And a woman like me, who is not having children in order to save the planet, is considered barking mad. “What I consider mad are those women who ferry their children short distances in gas-guzzling cars.”

She is not alone.

“I realised then that a baby would pollute the planet – and that never having a child was the most environmentally friendly thing I could do.”

…”I didn’t want to have an ‘accident’ if contraception didn’t work – we would be faced with the dilemma of whether to keep the baby.”

…Mark adds: “Sarah and I live as green a life a possible. We don’t have a car, cycle everywhere instead, and we never fly.

“We recycle, use low-energy light bulbs and eat only organic, locally produced food. “In short, we do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint. But all this would be undone if we had a child.

“That’s why I had a vasectomy. It would be morally wrong for me to add to climate change and the destruction of Earth.

The first person has an abortion so as not to badly impact the planet. She is then sterilised so that she will never get pregnant again.

The second couple get sterilised because pregnancy would pose a dilemma, keep the child and damage the planet or have an abortion.

It is not for me to forbid these women sterilisation. I would also add that them not raising children is possibly a good thing (though raising children can challenge beliefs).

What is certain is that the conclusions of these people are a gross error. The error is obvious in that their conclusions contradict Scripture.

And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and
subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds
of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1)

Logically this means that their reasoning is errant or their premises are false. I am not certain what global false religion will develop—it will likely be one that contradicts Christianity as much Satan can convince men of—but I have wondered for a time whether the environmental movement will be a component of it. There is a suggestion of this in Romans:

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. (Romans 1)

The devotion these people have towards the environment is such that they are idolising the earth. Their worship or devotion is not toward God but the creation. It may appear a little more sophisticated than ancient nature religions, though it is just as wrong, and in reality possibly not a lot different for some of these people.

Stewardship of the earth is a command to man. But we are to use the resources to aid man while not causing detrimental pollution, we are not to worship nature for its own sake.

  1. Flipside
    2007 November 22 at 09:22

    hmmm, many environmentalists exalt earth to a god-like status and yet they do not have any faith that it has the (eco) systems in place to look after itself.
    Conversely, I have a belief that God made the earth, and made it so ingeniously that it has these interconnected systems so as to provide equalibrium to the overall thing.

  2. 2007 November 23 at 03:58

    Good stuff!!
    So many in our world today need to know the Creator God, and His Son, then they would have found someone to worship far greater than Mother Earth.

  3. 2007 November 26 at 07:12

    Good insight flipside.
    While I would argue that humans are potentially capable on doing massive environmental damage, this isn’t it. And the earth is much more resilient as you say.
    We are told to worship Gaia but she is portrayed as impotent.

  4. 2007 November 26 at 07:21

    Agreed farmer Tom. One can still enjoy God’s good earth, and be a better environmentalist at the same time.

  5. BA
    2007 November 28 at 07:59

    I agree with what all have said but I think the real tradgedy regarding some of the people who are radical environmentalists vs Christians is that many of us are not as hard core about what we believe as those who we say hav missed it.
    I don’t think we can or should all be aggressive campaigners but I do think we get too predictable and safe as Christians a lot of the time. We need to be active and ‘dangerous’ agents for Jesus in that we aim to and do influence the world at large as well as individuals in it.

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