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Post by Riddick » 04-07-2019 06:39 PM

Edited & Excerpted from Elaine Middendorf's 11/00 article at catholicculture.org:

Austin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, the only Catholic lobbying group at the United Nations in New York, reports that there are a number of troubling groups circling around the UN.

Described as "an exclusive, decentralized organization, a spiritual partner" of the UN, one such group is the as yet little-reported movement called the United Religious Initiative (URI). Now active in 58 countries and 33 states URI supports population control, environmental extremism and radical sexual mores with a heavy emphasis on New Age ideology.

Many of its strongest proponents are New Age writers and thinkers such as former UN official Robert Muller and writer Neal Donald Walsh. URI and its supporters consider the presence of "fundamentalists" as a major stumbling block. Muller says the UN should lead "vigorous actions" against "religious fundamentalism."

Other evidence of strange alliances is the National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE), composed of several large religious bodies: the National Council of Churches, the U.S. Catholic Conference, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, and the Evangelical Environmental Network.

In May of last year the NRPE announced a ten-year $16 million initiative designed to "assure that the next generation of religious leaders in America advance care for God's creation as a central priority for organized religion."

Planners encourage church sermons that condemn the use of fossil fuels. Clergy are being instructed to tell the members of their congregations that they have a moral obligation to support the policies advanced by the environmental movement. It is suggested that affluence is like influenza — a disease ("affluenza").

The NRPE has sent "education and action kits" to thousands of religious congregations. All kits feature a reader titled "And God Saw That It Was Good" produced by the NRPE/USCC, and a video entitled Renewing The Face Of The Earth, produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists. One kit appears to provide an environmental sin confessional: "How many species must we abuse and extinguish. . . for our sins and failings, O God, we ask forgiveness."

Another kit suggests a "Call to Solidarity and Global Environmental Stewardship". . . "the church has as one of its primary functions the educative role of helping believers and other people of good will form their consciences so that they can see environmental issues as having a moral content."

Yet another kit includes two disturbing articles: the first one, "Environmental Hazards and Children — Born and Unborn," attempts to draw on the moral outrage against abortion and apply it to pollution. The second, "Naysayers and Doomsayers," asserts truth is determined by consensus and strongly politicizes science.

Highly organized, the Partnership covers all the bases to infuse the Partnership's ideology into all aspects of Christian/Jewish thought and action. But its materials and goals do not accurately represent the relationship between mankind, nature and God, and present highly controversial perspectives as scientific "facts."

Earth Day is becoming an almost-holy day with the Green Theologists. Samantha Smith, the reliable author of The Trojan Horse and Goddess Earth, attended an Earth Day celebration in April 1995 sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas and the Stewardship Office of the Episcopal Church, and offered these observations:

"A North American Indian prayed to God, then prayed to the Grandfather Spirit and to spirits of the Four Directions to bless the earth and oversee the Conference;

"California Senator Tom Hayden offered an Earth Day prayer, claiming the earth was speaking through him. Celebrate that ancient spirits are born again in us, spirits of eagle vision, of coyote craft, of bear stewardship, of buffalo wisdom, of ancient goddesses, of druids. . .

"An entertainer explained that he had gone into a forest and taped exchanges of howls between his saxophone and a wolf. With his sax he demonstrated the sound, then asked the audience to join him in a 'Howl-le-lu-ia Chorus.' Nearly 200 people howled back, expressing their oneness with the wolf."

Described by The Florida Catholic as "perhaps the leading figure in the movement to preserve the environment," Catholic priest Thomas Berry is the author of The Universe Story, which explores a "natural theology" and Dream of the Earth in which he never uses the word "God" but instead refers to a supernatural force in the universe.

Berry says Christianity promotes "deep cultural pathology of human greed and addiction." He claims the earth is disintegrating and that Christianity is mostly to blame. Quoting Berry from The Florida Catholic in 1992: "We must rethink our ideas about God, we should place less emphasis on Christ as a person and redeemer. We should put the Bible away for twenty years while we radically rethink our religious ideas."

He believes we are entering an era of "earth consciousness" and boasts of a new era he calls the "Ecozoic Age" transcending God. Berry contends "the world is being called to a new post-denominational, even post-Christian belief system that sees the earth as a living being — mythologically as Gaia, Mother Earth — with mankind as her consciousness."

These are the people who are helping to create the material delivered to thousands of churches in America. Be alert to these inroads in your church, and to the influence this can have on the politicians who make our laws.

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Re: Green Theology

Post by kbot » 04-07-2019 07:52 PM

Thanks Riddick. Nothing surprises me when it comes to others trying to eradicate organized religions.

We've a had spate of Neo-Nazi/ White Supremacist activity around here with attacks on Jewish cemeteries and synagogues as well as swastika graffiti at local playgrounds.

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What the hell are we fighting for? Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all. You just got time to say your prayers. Yeah, while you're waiting for the hammer to fall. (Brian May of Queen)

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Re: Green Theology

Post by Doka » 04-08-2019 11:57 AM

Good Article Riddick, although, one of the "Scariest" I ever have read, it seems that everything is to be "Re-Written". And Not a Peep from the so-called "Faithfull". Apparently, the call for mass de-population, doesn't bother Zombies either. Something has one hell of a hold, on these empty humans!
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