Posts Tagged ‘environmentalism’

Shut Up & Stay in Bed

December 7th, 2009 No comments

I am currently teaching a class in our Living Stones College entitled “Developing a Christian Worldview.” I love this class and its content because it is so relevant to all that is taking place in our world. For a worldview to be “legit,” it has to be able to pass four critical tests:

  • The Test of Reason: Is it reasonable?
  • The Test of Reality: Does it fit reality?
  • The Test of Breadth: Does it explain all of life?
  • The Test of Practice: Is is livable?

The last question poses a serious problem for our “Green without God” friends. Let me explain.

This month more than 170 countries are meeting in Copenhagen to discuss the reality of a world treaty designed to reduce greenhouse gases. There’s only one small problem with this gathering. Someone estimated that the conference itself will create an estimated 40,584 tons of carbon emissions. To put that figure into perspective, this is roughly the carbon footprint for the entire nation of Morocco in 2006!

So let me see if I get this right. We’re going to have a conference to create a document that will mandate the cutting of  greenhouse gasses, but the “environmental experts” will actually create an overabundance of gasses from all the hot air that will be released as a result of this gathering. Hmm. The very folks who are convinced we are destroying the planet with global warming will actually be expediting our demise by their own irresponsible behavior. Shame on you! How do you sleep at night?

You see, there’s only one reasonable, non-hypocritical conclusion for these well-meaning, but misguided, self-appointed saviors of Mother Earth – Shut up and stay in bed! To do otherwise only contributes to the problem.  I’m a big advocate of leadership by example. If you really believe in your worldview, then set an example by living a carbon-free lifestyle. Don’t eat, don’t breath, don’t move, don’t procreate and don’t consume. Call me in six months and let me know how it’s working for you.

Mother-Worshipping Madness

December 3rd, 2009 No comments

Don’t let the title of this blog entry confuse you. I am crazy about my MOM! She’s the best. I wouldn’t trade her for anyone else. But I don’t worship her, and I don’t worship “Mother Earth” either. Why? In a nutshell, because it is idolatrous. Earth is a creation, not a “mother.” She has no life in and of herself. In fact, it is totally misleading to apply a personal pronoun like “her” to the earth. The earth is a planet, not a personality. You get the point.

However, if you treat dirt like your mom you end up doing really weird things. For instance, in Britain a global warming, mother earth worshipper was released from his position at a property management firm because his “religion” was in conflict with the views of the management. Evidently this man complained about the fact that company executives were flying to business meetings instead of traveling by more eco-friendly means. According to the employee, man made global warming is the “most important issue of our time” and “nothing should stand in the way of diverting the catastrophe.” He sued the company for terminating him and argued in court that climate change is “a philosophical belief that reflects my moral and ethical values.” In other words, he was being persecuted for his religious beliefs.

Amazingly, the judge ruled in his favor! Imagine the following scenario. The boss says, “I need you to be in Los Angeles tomorrow for a critical meeting.” A mother earth worshipping employees replies, “Sorry, we’ll need to re-schedule the meeting due to an unacceptable carbon footprint. It will take me at least a month to ride there on my bike.” What are you to do as an employer? According to this absurd ruling, if you give the employee an ultimatum you are now violating his religious beliefs and you may be fined or punished.

This is what happens when we worship the creation instead of the Creator (Romans 1:25). If we fail to honor God and to give Him glory (Romans 1:21) He promises to “abandon [us] to our foolish thinking and let us do things that should never be done (Romans 1:28).

Father, help us love You more than false mothers made of dirt!

Insanity Gone to Seed: Going Green Without God

November 20th, 2009 No comments

I received an interesting article from one of my dear friends and colleagues here at Living Stones entitled, “Let’s Give Out Free Condoms to Stop Climate Change.” Obviously, I was captured by the strange title. “What does all this mean?”, I querried. I thought maybe it was a humorous jab, seeing that I am partially responsible for bringing eight beautiful children into the world’s global family. Maybe he was just trying to be helpful, I thought.

But then I began to focus on the second half of the title: climate change. Hmmm. How do condoms relate to climate change. I hadn’t experienced thoughts this deep and profound since I took my SAT exam to get into college. As I read on, I discovered the connection. People are the problem with Mother Earth’s low grade fever, which environmental wackos call “global warming.” They recently dropped the term to embrace another sure-fire, can’t-go-wrong phrase called “climate change.” This way they can explain the fact that the sun rises each day, and so does the temperature, before setting each night, thus causing a predictable drop in the temperature. Thus, climate change. Can’t go wrong with this one.

Anyway, condoms prevent people, and people are the problem. If Mother Earth could simply be rid of the people, whom some godless enviromentalist consider to be a form of terrestial cancer, she would live happily ever after. So if we mass distribute condoms, we get rid of people, the causes of carbon footprints, and we save the world! WOW! Why didn’t I think of that!

The only problem these idiots haven’t addressed is, “Save the world for whom?” This philosophy is so idiotic it destroys the philosophers themselves! It’s a clear picture of the sin’s insanity. This is how we thing when we try to go green without God. Eventually you lose not only the Creator, but the very people God intended to both enjoy and steward the planet for His glory. 

So keep you condoms, but I am interested in climate change of another sort. My prayer is that all of my eight kids will each have at least eight kids of their own, and that this will continue for many generations. When that happens, the Johnson’s will have taken over the planet for the glory of God! Now that’s real climate change.