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"Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? ... I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding" (Job chapters 38-41)

"all things were created by him and for him: and He is before all things, and by him all things consist" (Colossians 1:15-17).
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease" (Genesis 8:21-22).
"And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new" (Revelation 21:1,5a).

Gaia Hypothesis, 'Mother' Earth

Quotations and Comments

Gaia Hypothesis 'Mother' Earth: Articles   |   Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development   |   Environmentalism: Index of Quotations

Environmentalism: Index of Articles   |   Environmentalism: Websites and Materials   |   Envioronmentalism: Some Scriptures



"The Gaia hypothesis was eagerly accepted by the emerging new age movement in the 1970s as it combines neatly with eastern mysticism and neopagan theology, but 'science' was needed to convince biologists. For these people, Gaia was made palatable by Lovelock's Daisyworld model, a mathematical and scientific theory designed to refute the criticisms of Darwinism. Just as  evolution eliminates the need for a divine creator, the Daisyworld model provided a theory of evolving life on earth that incorporates natural selection with a sentient lifeforce. It eliminates a personal yet separate God, and makes humans a part of the divine spirit that is Gaia" [source].

"The fate of mankind, as well as of religion, depends upon the emergence of a new faith in the future. Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to resanctify the earth"
[Al Gore, Earth in the Balance, quoted at: source].

"The earth is literally our mother, not only because we depend on her for nurture and shelter but even more because the human species has been shaped by her in the womb of evolution... Our salvation depends upon our ability to create a religion of nature"
[Rene Dubos, board member, Planetary Citizens, quoted at: source].

"Nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred; trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals"
[Mikhail Gorbachev, Green Cross International, quoted at: source].

"[T]he basic premise behind many of these green transformation groups is that 'modern humans' [have] rebelled and become separated from Nature, and we must return and once again become part of the 'great commonwealth of Gaia' (to use [James] Lovelock's words). To many promoting the green agenda this is their religion. It is not about science or environmental protection - it is about implementing their form of New Age religion"

"Little by little a planetary prayer book is thus being composed by an increasingly united humanity seeking its oneness. Once again, but this time on a universal scale, humankind is seeking no less than its reunion with 'divine', its transcendence into higher forms of life. Hindus call our earth Brahma, or God, for they ... see no difference between our earth and the divine. This ancient simple truth is slowly dawning again upon humanity, as we are about to enter our cosmic age and become what we were always meant to be: the planet of god"
[Robert Muller, former UN Assistant Secretary General and Chancellor of the UN University for Peace, quoted at source].

"The feminist movement has also warmly embraced the concept of a Gaia Goddess. For many of these proponents, an integral part of Goddess worship is its prevalent theme of anti-masculine, anti-male statements. In this philosophical world-view, since Goddess worship is good, then by necessity, any use of masculine terminology in reference to God or any prominence of men in culture or society is generally discouraged"

"The Earth Charter stresses that man is his own saviour. By saving 'Mother Earth' we will once again return to an idyllic Garden of Eden and redeem our tarnished souls. But instead of worshipping the true Creator, the Global Green Agenda seeks to plunge us headlong into an earth-worship new world religion. They are only waiting for 'the right crisis' after which they surmise that humanity will gladly sell their souls for the kind of world that the Earth Charter promises"

"Gaians claim that 'we are part of Nature and Nature is part of us, therefore God is part of us, and God is everywhere, and everything is God'. In reality Gaia is actually a revival of the 'Earth-goddess' found in many ancient pagan religions. The current Gaia Cult is a cunning mixture of science, paganism, eastern mysticism, wicca and feminism. While researching this subject I have been astounded by how many prominent environmental leaders, politicians, scientists, and religious leaders profess a literal belief in Gaia. Gaians appear to have infiltrated every level of power at the United Nations and risen to prominent positions in many Governments. I strongly believe that they are the most dangerous and devious cult on the face of the planet"

"Gaia worship is at the very heart of the Global Green Agenda. Sustainable Development, Agenda 21, the Earth Charter, and the Global Warming theory are all part of the Gaians' mission to save 'Mother Earth' from her human infestation. Gaians have succeeded in uniting the environmental movement, the new age movement, Eastern religions, the United Nations and even the leaders of many Christian denominations behind this vile new form of paganism"

"Environmentalism has over the last two decades perverted itself to the point where it's become a pseudo religion, a cult worshipping the almighty god Gaia, who must be protected from the innate evil of humanity. When it comes down to a choice between us and Gaia, the cultists are quite prepared to sacrifice us on the altar of their beliefs. Let malaria kill millions of peoples yearly in the developing world, even though we could eradicate it there like we did in our world, with DDT. Let people die of starvation because we've switched from growing staples to bio fuel crops; it's to protect Gaia after all. Let other human beings live in the cold and darkness because we don't think they should have disease resistant bioengineered crops, though we do. It's all about returning the Kingdom of Gaia, that's to say the Earth, to some balanced state that actually never was but it's the cult's version of Heaven. ... To achieve it, the whole of humanity is ultimately seen as expendable
[EMcD: We believe the earth was in a balanced state before the Fall of man in the garden of Eden, and this perfect earth is what the Environmentalists (and New Agers) are trying to return to, but they fail to understand that this will never be achieved by man; the earth will only be redeemed back to its originally created perfect state when the Lord Jesus returns and renews all things]. ... Two decades ago I was an environmentalist but not today. Today I hate it and believe that fighting it should be the moral imperative of our generation. What little good it now does is far outweighed by its crimes against humanity. It kills the most vulnerable of us, so we must kill it stone dead" [source].

"Since social media in the form of Facebook and Twitter became ubiquitous tools of the chatterati, earth Hour has become an increasingly surreal affair. Every gurning trustafarian with an internet connection decides, without fail and without irony, to post pictures of themselves sat like complete idiots in the dark. ... They conspicuously consume even whilst supposedly going without because they simply have to tell you, their friends, the world about about the incredible sacrifice they are making. ... Remember, if you are going to live by the monitor's light, be sure to do important work like tweeting about it. And most importantly, take a photo of yourself tweeting with candles in order to show ... how committed you are! Remember - it is crucial for your own self esteem to be seen to be doing something, no matter how ineffectual"




Three Views of the Earth
Berit Kjos (1992)

Deep Ecology (Biocentric)

Humanist Green Activism (Anthropocentric)

Christian Stewardship (Theocentric)




Mother Earth evolved, and nurtures and organizes her parts

Earth and man evolved by chance

God created the earth and its inhabitants

Humans and animals are expressions of Mother Earth

Human animals are responsible for earth

God told His people to use and care for the earth

Wisdom from Nature

Wisdom from self

Wisdom from God (the Bible)

Connect with Gaia through ritual, celebration, drugs, meditation, sex

Connect with nature through human mind, emotions, experience

Commune with God through prayer, praise, biblical meditation

Help Earth save herself by hearing her spirit and heeding her wisdom (spiritism)

Save Earth by trusting human nature

Care for the earth by trusting God's Word, receiving His strength and guidance






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Elizabeth McDonald