All Pagan Day meant to us was my dd and I couldn't watch the good old cartoons like Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry, and Popeye because it was Captain Planet day.
Now THAT'S a great idea! Let's all agree in prayer that next year we'll be viewing this insanity from ABOVE!!!!!!!!Why can't we celebrate "Earth Day" with a departure from it...
I am so tired of the Green movement, Earth Day, etc. While I have nothing against conserving energy and recycling, it's a religion for some people. I have more than once in my life literally been yelled at for throwing an aluminum can in the garbage rather than recycling it. It's all worshipping Earth rather than protecting His creation, and that's my problem with it.
I remember Earth Day from when I was a little kid. We had just come back from overseas and the whole school celebrated a holiday I had never heard of. I thought it was very strange, and never was able to whip up any enthusiasm for it. Then we went back overseas and didn't hear of it until we got back state side again. It always seemed a very strange day to me.
a most disgusting display of vulgar idolatry ....makes me sick....
Please do not read the comments below...eww.
The worst thing about Earth Day, IMO, is the lengths the SCHOOLS go to, in order to celebrate this "holiday" each year. Last week my child's school was really playing it up. If they can get it brainwashed into them early in life, it'll make things easier later...
We had a little chat that morning, about how it's good to take care of the Earth, that God gave it to us to live from, to enjoy, and to care for. But that some people take it way too far.
More than once we've thought about pulling our kiddo out of PS, believe me, and if it gets much worse with the indoctrination of this stuff, I don't know tht we'll have a choice. I fear the younger generations will not know the truth of anything.
We took our Bible out on a hike, enjoyed creation and had a few quiet moments. I see nothing wrong with enjoying the nature/creation provided to us. I think my Lord would be more pleased with my spirit of worship than my spirit of anger/protest/waste of the (limited) money/resources I have been blessed with,
I don't get it. Why do many many on this board diss Earth Day?
I helped volunteers plant nearly six thousand oak trees last Saturday at the Forest Preserve by my house. It was also this particular forest preserve's grand-opening day. The family that used to own the land (they were farmers) came from as far away as Missouri for the opening ceremonies. We have the patriarch of the family to thank for selling (and donating) the land to our county for open space. They could have sold to a developer but they wanted to leave a legacy.
Isn't that great? Isn't that Christian?
I helped plant trees for our children's, children's, children.
Turning on all the lights in the house and wasting energy doesn't seem Christian to me. Let's leave a legacy to our children - not a wasteland.
We're not anti-Earth. We're supposed to be good stewards while we remain on this earth, yes, but we're not supposed to bow down and worship it. We worship the Creator, not the creation.I don't get it. Why do many many on this board diss Earth Day?
Furthermore, we're not destroying the planet; nothing we could ever do (save for nuclear war or something like that) could have a large effect on the planet. Driving an SUV, leaving a light on, or using hair spray isn't going to break the planet in half. Besides, the earth is corrupted by sin like everything else is. It will never be perfect until God Himself destroys it and creates the New Earth.
But does planting trees help bring people to Christ? It's like going to third-world countries to feed the hungry. It doesn't do a starving man any good to keep him alive for another day if he's doomed to hell anyway. It doesn't do anyone any good to plant trees for people if they haven't heard about Jesus. The future of this earth is destruction. The real future is for eternity. We should be planning for eternity (and telling other people about how they can spend their eternity with Jesus), not for the brief brief brief amount of time we're on this earth.Isn't that great? Isn't that Christian?
I helped plant trees for our children's, children's, children.
The "leaving our lights on" thing was more of a joke (I don't think anyone actually did it; electricity costs too much to do that). If we want to prepare for our children's future (assuming there is a future; remember, we're in the last days), we should concentrate on the outrageous debt we're racking up and the health care monstrosity that will soon be stuck with us forever, not worrying about who's using too much hair spray.Turning on all the lights in the house and wasting energy doesn't seem Christian to me. Let's leave a legacy to our children - not a wasteland.
"But does planting trees help bring people to Christ?"
Why not? God is everywhere. Planting a tree for future generations can certainly bring someone to Christ.
"It doesn't do anyone any good to plant trees for people if they haven't heard about Jesus. "
Are you kidding me? Because your great grandchildren have yet to be born there is no point to planting a tree so that they may enjoy that tree (and all of Gd's provisions)? What a horrible statement.
"The future of this earth is destruction"
Should we give up and not work towards the betterment of... anything?
If we wish to prepare for our children''s future we need to take an active interest in the Earth today, that includes considering what to do about debt, health care, pollution, wars, famine, ignorance etc...
I suppose that we reject This Life and The Earth than we live a monastic existence. But I don't believe a monastic existence is for everyone.
Last edited by OnceWasLost; April 28th, 2010 at 12:07 PM.
Monasticism is silly as well since it is man imposed self sacrifice as a means to an end. Stewardship, as God designed it, would not require huge governments, huge budgets, massive control etc. etc. We are unfortunately far from willing to have God rule, so man will continue to destroy one another and harm this creation, until God intervenes. That will indeed bee the ultimate "Earth Day".
21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
20 and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, 21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
There is One King, and He is not this guy.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.