Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Day, The High Holy Day of Paganism

The High Holy Days of the Environmental Religion
Earth Day… a Celebration of the New Paganism
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet


We are about to witness a worldwide pagan rite – the worship of the earth, the worship of Gaia, (Earth Mother). Earth Day is the worship of nature -- rather than Nature’s God.

Though touted as, somehow, NEW, worship of the earth is likely the oldest religion on earth. Born of child-like ignorance, it has survived centuries and is, once again, robust and thriving among those people of earth who have lost their way and have reclaimed this form of paganism at the risk of their eternal souls.

I must tell you, I question whether one who subscribes to the Christian faith can take part in a pagan rite without committing sin. The Earth Day celebration is, in my opinion, a pagan rite. Celebrants of paganism can only be in league with the forces of evil.

But here we are, this week, celebrating the annual, global, orgasmic, daisy chain of paganism -- Earth Day.

Paganism will be on display over the next several days. It is reminiscent of the days before civilization took root and the human animal began its assent from the caves and mud huts.

Over the past few centuries, and especially in the mid 20th century, those elements of socialistic societies, which remained, came to realize their days were numbered -- unless they could contrive a different way of bringing humanity under control. They fell back on that thing which has ALWAYS worked, at least temporarily, in the past… and that is ignorance and fear -- ignorance of the truth and fear of the imagined threat, or threats.

Even in the 21st century man is still, basically, controlled by fear. The fear of an imagined natural threat frightens man to his or her core. The destruction of one’s home is always at the forefront of man’s innate fear. Since the planet earth is the home of the human race, any threat to it, is the most feared of all.

If the “enlightened” socialist among us wished to control the masses of humanity (and they did -- and do!) they had to play upon that fear among the peoples of the earth. The fear that their homes were being destroyed, and to rouse the anger in those frightened human beings, they were indoctrinated to believe that it was other humans who were destroying their home.

Most of us are not scientists. Most of us know only as much science as is necessary for us to live productive lives. We leave science to the scientists.

As our educational systems have devolved into degraded teaching institutions… teaching just enough… and demanding the students learn just enough… to guarantee the institution continues to received public funding, the level of education about real science has all but disappeared from our curricula. Even where it is still taught, it has been broken down to the level of the lowest performing student in the class. As a result, we have a world citizenry functionally ignorant of basic science.

Couple the decline of our educational systems, world wide, with the divestiture by “The Church” of its duty to teach the one true God -- and the stage is set.

Enter the Environmental Movement and their “new” religion. It is a religion as old as the earth itself… but new to the undereducated masses of the planet today. We used to openly refer to it as “Paganism.” The Christian Church used to send missionaries to countries, which still practiced paganism. Now that is reversed and we are sending “missionaries OF paganism” all over the world.

Our forsaking the worship of “the creator” in favor of the worship of “the created” is a cycle as old as man himself. And once again, we have circled back to the religion of our caveman ancestors.

The latest denomination in the church of Paganism is the Global Warming movement or Climate Change movement.

I look on in wonder, as my fellow human beings are sucked into this worldwide hoax. I marvel, in wonder, at the combination of arrogance and ignorance, which leads one to rely on a false doctrine such as that of the Global Warming Movement.

An oligarchy is the rule of the many by the few. That is the brief explanation of oligarchy. The global warming movement, and indeed, the environmental movement fits the classic example of an oligarchy. Someone, somewhere, is pulling the strings, which will lead the people of this planet back into the New Dark Ages.


Why does man ever wish to control other men? Power. When one dares to peer beneath the surface, and behind the façade, of the Global Warming/Climate Change movement, the latest off-spring of the Environmental Movement, one quickly sees the hand pulling the strings of the puppets who gallivant all over the globe hawking the wares of fear and ignorance.

It is all for control of the masses. It is all for the emplacement of a new feudal system. The overlords of humanity will reign, as they always do, by fear and intimidation. The fear that the world is going to burn up in a blaze of heat only to be overcome by the ocean’s flooding of the coastal regions, where most humans choose to live, wiping out every living thing… is the motivating force.

This is The Gospel of the environmental movement, the environmental religion, and The Church of Global Warming.

Modern man is latching on to the self-proclaimed saviors, as we always have, to save us from the coming disaster. Most never question the validity of the “coming disaster.” Those few of us who do are the infidels.

Count me among the infidels! I still cling to the First Commandment given mankind by the original, and only, God. For those of you not up on the “Old Religion”… it is: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me….”

J. D. Longstreet


h said...

First of all, Earth Day is not a Pagan holiday. It has nothing to do with Gaia. Earth Day was started in the 70's when most of the Pagan movement was in Britain. There were some prolific practioners here, but all they wanted was peace and justice.

My second point is that the relgions of Paganism are attempting to trace their spirituality through the ancient religions of Europe. These people were tribal similar to the First Americans. They did not rely on fear to keep their tribes controlled

I am a Pagan, and I also support the Tea Party. The Tea Party does not have an official religion. You can be any religion and still believe and practice the tennets of the Tea Party.

No offense, but you should really do some research on Paganism before you make such claims, maybe do a little reading on Celtic Europe. Most of us believe that Democracy is beautiful. I know I do.

If you believe in the Tea Party then you must also believe in the Constitution which gives everyone the right to their own beliefs and the practices of their belief (within reason, i.e., A person's religious practice is not harmful to other people e.g., no Shariah Law).

So let's stop with putting people down because of their religions, and start fighting for our United States.

Logan said...

Since when are Pagans (or any followers of a belief besides Christianity) evil? I myself am an Atheist. Does that mean I am going to steal candy from babies or push kids down on the playground? No, a persons religion does not predetermine what kind of person they will be or how they will live their life.

Say there truly is an "Almighty and forgiving god," will he judge a man for what religion he followed or for if he helped others whenever possible and lived a good life?

Global warming was not an idea pulled out of a hat by a group of Pagans. There has been sufficient evidence of such an occurrence by scientists around the world and of many religions (Christians among those.) And who exactly is "Pulling the Strings" then? I can think of no man/company who could possible benefit more than the world as a whole by the good citizens of Earth recycling and reducing their carbon footprints.

Cynde said...

This was one of the most ridiculous articles I have ever read. It certainly does the Tea Party to good to give credence to such nonsense. Previous posters were absolutely correct. Earth Day has nothing to do with Paganism. It is simply a day to appreciate our planet and the fact that it is up to us to take care of it.

Whether you believe that God created the planet or it was a big Cosmic event, it's still the only one we have.

kim said...

This is the reason I will NEVER support the tea party. The tribe of many colors will be here to restore our planet once your god rapture you. I hope she hurrys....

pagan4pride said...

I had a hard time reading this as a serious post. I really thought it was a Poe. But there's something telling me that this was posted in all seriousness. I know many Christians, Jews, and Muslims that participate in Earth Day and recycling and generally ecologically conscious practices. While I am a proud Pagan myself, it has nothing to do with my recycling habits. I know plenty of Pagans who drive SUV's and throw cans and bottles away in the trash. Religion and ecology have nothing to do with one another.

As far as Yahweh being the one and only God, you're missing some important points from the Bible. The Christ is referred to as the King of kings, Lord of lords, and God of Gods because for that religion he was to be the only deity worshiped. This means forsaking the other deities and following him.

Your comments about using ignorance and fear to control the masses seem to me misdirected. Isn't Christianity's main control method through fear? If you do bad you go to Hell, to be burned for all eternity with the fallen angel Satan and his demons will torture you and every other non-believer for eternity. If this fear is the only thing motivating Christians to behave in a civil and kind manner then I'm not so sure I want to be around them. Atheists, Pagans, Buddhists, and many many others don't murder or steal because they just realize it's wrong, without having to have the fear of hell to keep them from doing so.

Hextraordinary13 said...

A Pagan supporting the Tea Party is akin to tying yourself to a stake, doused in gasoline -- and lighting a book of matches one-by-one.