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  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis on Earth Day: We Have ‘Polluted and Despoiled’ the Planet

    04/22/2020 3:49:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams
    [Barf Alert] Pope Francis on Earth Day: We Have ‘Polluted and Despoiled’ the Planet ROME — Pope Francis issued a severe indictment Wednesday of humanity’s failure to care for the planet, as environmentalists commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Earth Day.”“Because of our selfishness we have failed in our responsibility to be guardians and stewards of the earth,” the pope said in his video-streamed General Audience. “We need only take a frank look at the facts to see that our common home is falling into serious disrepair.”“We have polluted and despoiled it, endangering our very lives,” the pontiff continued. “For this...
  • Maybe nature shouldn't be worshiped after all

    04/07/2020 9:35:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 4/6/2020 | Dennis Prager
    A statement widely attributed to the great British thinker G. K. Chesterton describes the modern period as perfectly as any single idea can: "When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything." One of these substitute gods has been nature. Indeed, of all the false gods, nature is probably the most natural for people to worship. Every religion prior to the Bible had nature-gods – the sun, the moon, the sea, gods of fertility, gods of rain and so on. That is why the further Western society gets from biblical, i.e., Judeo-Christian, religions, the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal warns Church about slipping into idolatry of ‘mother earth…Gaia’ worship

    02/22/2020 2:34:44 PM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 21, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal warns Church about slipping into idolatry of ‘mother earth…Gaia’ worship The light of Revelation opposes decidedly all worship that is not directed at God,’ said Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes. February 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, the former President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and defender of the dubia cardinals, has written a review of biblical and other related sources with regard to the relationship between the Creator – God – and His creation, the earth, the cosmos, the animals. His analysis, written for LifeSiteNews (published in full below), is aimed to assess the...
  • New NPG Forum Paper Details Opportunities to Combat Global Warming

    12/17/2019 11:28:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    PR News Web ^ | December 17, 2019 | by Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) has released a new Forum paper detailing various opportunities to combat global warming. The paper, titled Humans are Making Oceans Warmer, Deeper, and Life Threatening, identifies the roles of nations in climate change, examines the many ways humans can utilize oceans to stop the earth’s temperature from rising, and discusses the detrimental effects of single-use plastics. Author Edwin S. Rubenstein begins by recounting the latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change surmising that “a potentially disastrous rise in global sea levels is inevitable. He addresses the opinion that global warming is not...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope consecrates Synod for the Amazon to Saint Francis of Assisi

    10/04/2019 4:08:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Vatican News ^ | Vatican News
    [Barf Alert] Pope consecrates Synod for the Amazon to Saint Francis of Assisi During a highly symbolic tree-planting ceremony in the Vatican Gardens on Friday, Pope Francis places the upcoming Synod for the Amazon under the protection of Saint Francis of Assisi. By Vatican NewsThe phrase “Everything is connected” recurs often in Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Sì.During a unique ceremony in the Vatican Gardens on Friday, signs, symbols and songs, ensured that everything really was “connected”.Saint Francis and ecology Starting with the timing: 4 October is the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, which closes the “Season of Creation” that...
  • Uprooted: Union Seminary Chapel Hosts Plant Confessional

    09/18/2019 4:40:30 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democracy ^ | 18 September A.D. 2019 | Jeffrey Walton
    These aren’t the church plants you were thinking of, but students at New York’s Union Theological Seminary held a chapel service on Tuesday during which participants confessed to plants. “Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor,” Union tweeted on its official account. “What do you confess to the plants in your life?” Rather than confess transgressions against an endangered grove or old growth forest, the student-led September 17 service featured...
  • Pope Francis claims climate in state of ‘emergency’, asks world to ‘abandon’ fossil fuels

    09/04/2019 1:48:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 96 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | September 4, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Pope Francis claims climate in state of ‘emergency’, asks world to ‘abandon’ fossil fuels VATICAN CITY, September 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has called upon the world to give up fossil fuels, claiming that the climate is in a state of “emergency” and that this has been caused by human activity.   In his Message for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, an ecumenical celebration held on September 1, the Argentine pontiff encouraged the world to adopt “simpler lifestyles” and to abandon fossil fuels. “Now is the time to abandon our dependence on fossil fuels...
  • [Cath Cauc] Vatican’s Amazon Synod appears bent on agenda that borders on nature-worship…

    06/16/2019 5:25:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 13, 2019 | Steven Mosher
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican’s Amazon Synod appears bent on agenda that borders on nature-worship…where’s the Gospel? June 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — As we approach the 2019 Pan-Amazonian Synod, scheduled to be held in October, the organizers are becoming more and more open about their goals. In the name of learning from, and protecting, the tribal peoples of Amazonia, the synod appears bent on promoting a radical form of environmentalism that borders on nature-worship, not to mention romanticizing the hunter-gatherers themselves as Noble Savages. The indigenous peoples living in the Amazon Basin offer, according to the Preparatory Document, “a model of alternative,...
  • NASA accurately calculates Milky Way's weight using Gaia, Hubble telescopes

    03/09/2019 10:18:12 AM PST · by ETL · 47 replies ^ | Mar 8, 2019 | Ann W. Schmidt | Fox News
    Scientists have finally been able to accurately calculate the weight of the Milky Way, overcoming the difficult hurdle of measuring dark matter, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced Thursday. After years of struggling to estimate the size of our galaxy, astronomers with NASA and the ESA used data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the ESA’s Gaia mission to determine the Milky Way weighs about 1.5 trillion solar masses within a radius of 129,000 light years from the center. Because dark matter makes up about 90 percent of the galaxy, estimates of the Milky Way’s weight have differed widely in...
  • Hyperion is an ancient cosmic beast formed 2.3B years after Big Bang

    10/18/2018 5:59:30 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    Astronomers have discovered a massive proto-supercluster of galaxies -- bigger than even one million billion Suns. Scientists have called the ancient colossal structure Hyperion, the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday. It is reported to have appeared just 2.3 billion years after the Big Bang, which took place about 13.7 billion years ago. The cluster's namesake is one of 12 titans born to the gods Gaia and Uranus in Greek mythology.
  • Gaia 2.0

    09/17/2018 1:25:21 PM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies ^ | Sept 14, 2018 | Timothy M. Lenton: 1, Bruno Latour: 2
    According to Lovelock and Margulis's Gaia hypothesis, living things are part of a planetary-scale self-regulating system that has maintained habitable conditions for the past 3.5 billion years (1, 2). Gaia has operated without foresight or planning on the part of organisms, but the evolution of humans and their technology are changing that. Earth has now entered a new epoch called the Anthropocene (3), and humans are beginning to become aware of the global consequences of their actions. As a result, deliberate self-regulation—from personal action to global geoengineering schemes—is either happening or imminently possible. Making such conscious choices to operate within...
  • ‘First Reformed’ Film Prays for Redemption, Eco-Terrorism

    08/26/2018 7:43:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/25/2018 | Christian Toto
    The pastor in First Reformed may work in a church, but his true god isn’t the Lord above. It’s Al Gore. Writer/director Paul Schrader’s film, available now on Blu-ray and other home video outlets, shares the story of a broken man’s quest for redemption. What emerges is the usual array of global warming talking points, the kind Hollywood can’t help inserting into its product ad nauseam. It’s a shame, since First Reformed offers Ethan Hawke’s most powerful performance to date. Reverend Ernst Toller (Hawke) oversees First Reformed, an antiquated church with a broken organ and empty pews. He’s content all...
  • Astronomers access huge amounts of data on the stars in our galaxy from Gaia space telescope

    04/25/2018 3:44:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    Aa Astronomers are celebrating a massive data release that offers them the richest ever map of the Milky Way. The information comes from ESA's GAIA space telescope, which has surveyed almost two billion stars in our galaxy. They now have very precise data on billions of stars around our galaxy that will make for decades of analysis. It gives them the possibility to research the history of our galaxy and postulate what might happen in the future, too.Astronomer François Mignard was one of the founding fathers of the GAIA mission. So why does this data release make such a difference...
  • Darren Aronofsky Film 'Mother!' Promotes Idolatrous Earth-Worshiping Version of the Lord's Prayer

    09/16/2017 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 14, 2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    Not much is known about the new film "Mother!" Director Darren Aronofsky has remained silent about many of the details, but he has released a disturbing poem which twists the Lord's Prayer. "Our mother who art underfoot, hallowed be thy names, thy seasons come, thy will be done, within us as around us, thank you for our daily bread, our water, our air, and our lives and so much beauty; lead us not into selfish craving and the destructions that are the hungers of the glutted, but deliver us from wonton consumption of thy vast but finite bounty, for thine...
  • Greenland turns against Mother Gaia

    07/21/2017 9:31:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 7/21/2017 | J R Dunn
    We've all heard it endlessly: the Arctic ice is melting. It will soon be open water, and the surrounding islands bare rock. The Northwest Passage, which lured hundreds to their doom during the Age of Exploration, will at last be a reality. The polar bears will go hungry. Eskimo shamans will no longer be able to contact the Ice Goddess. Manhattan and Long Island will soon be fifty miles offshore... And so on, certainly one of the most dominant and persistent memes of the global warming movement, despite its not containing so much as an ounce of truth. The latest...
  • Gaia space telescope plots a billion stars

    09/14/2016 5:36:58 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/14/16 | Jonathan Amos
    The most precise map of the night sky ever assembled is taking shape. Astronomers working on the Gaia space telescope have released a first tranche of data recording the position and brightness of over a billion stars. And for some two million of these objects, their distance and sideways motion across the heavens has also been accurately plotted. Gaia's mapping effort is already unprecedented in scale, but it still has several years to run. Remarkably, scientists say the store of information even now is too big for them to sift, and they are appealing for the public's help in making...
  • Is Donald Trump Evil? The Religious Left Thinks He Is

    05/09/2016 9:19:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 49 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 9, 2016 | JP
    “Christians are ‘called to resist’ Trump.” So read the headline accompanying a polemic authored by Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University in Georgia. It was published this past week by Religion News Service, which provides left-of-center religious news and commentary to more than 100 media outlets, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. The “call” to which Gushee referred is a statement (which he helped draft) that was released last month by “a multiracial group of Christian ministers and scholars.” The group condemns Donald Trump, they say, because...
  • James Lovelock: 'Enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan (2008)'

    12/26/2015 2:42:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 31 replies
    Guardian ^ | 3/1/2008
    In 1965 executives at Shell wanted to know what the world would look like in the year 2000. They consulted a range of experts, who speculated about fusion-powered hovercrafts and "all sorts of fanciful technological stuff". When the oil company asked the scientist James Lovelock, he predicted that the main problem in 2000 would be the environment. "It will be worsening then to such an extent that it will seriously affect their business," he said. "And of course," Lovelock says, with a smile 43 years later, "that's almost exactly what's happened." Lovelock has been dispensing predictions from his one-man laboratory...
  • The Divinization of the Earth: A “Religion” Without a “God”

    08/07/2015 1:43:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 6, 2015 | James V Schall, S.J.
    "With cries that pierce me to the heart, / my enemies revile me, / saying to me all the day long: / ‘Where is your God?’” — Psalm 42. "In paganism, the Divine is that to which sacrifices must be offered. This is almost a definition. In this recent movement, Man is something that should be sacrificed on behalf of the Earth. The divinization of the Earth is an extremely consequential move, since it is supposed to be higher than Man.” — Rêmi Brague, “Are There as Many Gods as Religions?” (Modern Age, Summer 2015) I. With so much current...
  • Archbishop Auza addresses UN Security Council

    08/01/2015 11:08:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 7/31/15 | Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Unite
    Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed the UN Security Council on Thursday. His address was directed to the Council's open debate on "Peace and Security Challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS)", drawing heavily on Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato si'. Please find below Archbishop Auza's full address: Intervention of H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Peace and Security Challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS)” New York, 30 July 2015 Mr....