November 26, 2013

The Green Movement and the One World Religion


What Will the One-World Religion Be?
Worshipping Mother Earth’ and Man as His Own Savior
‘Avatar’ and Paganism
One-World Green Religion’ is the Root of the Future One-World Government
Deep Ecology – The Hidden Agenda
The Gaia Hypothesis – A Goddess Reborn
The Georgia Guidestones
One World Religion is Not Enough
Erasing Christianity from the Minds of the Masses
Hacked Climate Emails Include Calls for Earth Government
Gaia: The Revival of Paganism and Worship of 'Mother Earth'
Men Who Run the World
Green Cross Earth Charter: The New Ten Commandments
UN’s United Religions Initiative
New World Order or Occult Secret Destiny?

The Interfaith Movement Claims That All Religions Are a Pathway to God
Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life:
No man cometh unto the Father but by me."
(John 14:6)

Please listen to these speeches by Gary Kah (April 2008). Gary H. Kah is an internationally respected researcher and author. As a former government trade specialist, he learned first hand of strategic plans to subvert the U.S. Constitution and unite the world politically and spiritually under a new world system. Gary Kah explains the new world religion and presents insightful clarification between authentic biblical Christianity and the occult teachings of the "New Age" by explaining the religious underpinnings. He also explains the growing "empowerment" of the United Nations, soon to be felt by us all as new international laws and regulations become fully enforceable in the new millennium.
Also, please watch this video by David Rivera: Final Warning: A History of the New World Order’ (2004)
And here is another excellent presentation on video: Bill Cooper in Lansing, Michigan (1996)

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November 26, 2011

What Will the One-World Religion Be?

How to Prepare for the Coming Depression (Excerpt)
By Kenneth Uptegrove,
Originally Published in July 2007 - Now, let’s go another direction for a minute.

The Bible speaks of a one-world religion that will deceive people of every religion on earth in the latter part of the last days. But I think this religion has ALWAYS been the world religion. What can that religion be?

It is highly improbable, and seemingly inconceivable, that any existing religion (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jewish or Christianity, etc.) could convert the whole world to its doctrine, but religions such as Islam would like to force all living humans into submission to their religion.

That will be the goal of this false religion, not to convert, but force us to need them in order to survive. How can that be done?

Most people's religion is a traditional heritage, a religious veneer that covers their underlying love of money and the power it brings (to dominate and survive): The love of money, and the power it brings (to dominate and survive). In a word: Self, the most primal of instincts.

Christians whose subliminal God is money show that they can be seduced and drawn from God. Since the love of money is the world religion, God will cast down this false God, this idol of worship. Therefore it should not surprise us that a worldwide depression is imminent.

I think that Bill Clinton (when running for president) was a prophet to the antichrist system/religion when he said, "It is the economy, stupid!" My study of world history shows me that the antichrist system is so subtle, so subversive, so wise, but so powerful — all at the same time — that very few are aware of its existence. This religion originated in the Garden of Eden when Satan originally sold this lie to Adam and Eve.

A religion is anything you love, admire, and devote most of your attention to. Self-preservation — the survival instinct — is so basic to human nature that we don't think about it, or write about it, or preach sermons on it.

That is why the one-world religion can be described as the perfect conspiracy, because it is a subliminal, subconscious religion. We treasure, and are driven, by the gratuitous instinct to survive; and that can be defined as a subliminal, invisible religion.

Way too many Christians vote their pocketbook and for the power to dominate. Look at what is generally called Bible believing Christians. They appear to be zealous in their faith, yet way too many vote in diametric contradiction to the Word of God when they vote their pocketbook and forget that they are also voting for abortion, the homosexual agenda, anti-Americanism, and socialism (i.e., the most antichrist and liberal of political candidates).
"True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence." - Franklin Delanor Roosevelt
In other words, when we lose our economic security, we also lose our freedom, and are forced to survive any way we can.

I called Bill Clinton a prophet because his, "It’s the economy, stupid" prophecy was fulfilled. The nation believed him... and his subliminal, one-world religion message of self-preservation.

The Bible shows me a coming world leader who will exploit this self-preservation instinct and will bring this religion to its logical conclusion. And if possible, even some of the very elect will be deceived by this appeal to their pocketbook and personal security.

On the one hand this is a gloom and doom message, but on the other hand this is the age (the days just prior to the Second Coming) when the Church will come forth in her greatest power, glory, and victory.

The cruel, demented leadership of Adolph Hitler probably directly resulted in more death and destruction than any other single individual in history. The name Hitler will forever be one of the most ugly scars on human history. However, even Churchill acknowledged that if Hitler had died in 1938, he would have been considered one of the greatest leaders of all time.

November 16, 2011

Worshipping 'Mother Earth' and Man as His Own Savior

The Green Religion

By Gary Stearman

Today, Christians are watching intently as the world rapidly turns in a direction that is increasingly and strangely alien to their way of thinking. The Apostle Paul had it right. He foresaw a day when men would worship the creation more than its Creator.

In the last few decades, a competing system of thought has become a powerful medium of change. It has all but overthrown the idea of a providential God, and has adopted a new form of religion, centered about ecological preservation. It sees human beings, not God, as the most powerful force in the world. Their behavior is seen as out of control and threatening in the most fundamental way. Their numbers, their use of polluting chemicals, waste-water and food threaten the earth. They are viewed as "ecologically illiterate."

By contrast, Christians view the world as the product of a Creator-God, who not only originated a living system, but continues to oversee it. At a certain time, He will favor it with an ultimate set of outcomes, both of judgment and blessing. Concerning the earth, we believe that its history has … and its future will … unfold according to His pattern.

This is the model that emerges from our faith, and it produces a certain way of thinking. We believe that this planet has been handed over to the stewardship of man. He has been given the prerogative of managing its systems for a certain period of time:
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth" (Genesis 1:27-28).
At the end of that time, the Lord will judge this world and its systems. The prophets speak of a tumultuous future period. This "day of the Lord" will radically remake the world, producing a favorable environment and perfect meteorological conditions for the Kingdom Age.

For us, this is an article of faith. For the thinker outside this faith, there is only fear and trembling, as he watches a burgeoning population, decreasing resources and destabilizing meteorology. He feels alone at the edge of a vast galaxy, isolated on a tiny ball, whose ecology he sees as perilously close to collapse — meaning the end of humanity.

On the other hand, the Christian way of thinking accepts the classic model of science, in which its theories and methodologies of its conceptual framework attribute reality to the hand of God. Science has come to speak of a certain pattern of thinking, such as this one, as a "paradigm." This term generally refers to a template that describes the way everyday reality is viewed.

Christians see the Lord as the innermost force of creation:
"God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

"Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed Heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds;

"Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Hebrews 1:1-3).
These, the opening verses of the epistle to the Hebrews, clearly state that the Son — Jesus — is both Creator and Heir of all that we see. Furthermore, He holds the Creation together. His will is the primary factor of everything we call "reality."

And People Laugh at Bible Prophecy!

Secular minds tend to view humanity as an invading pestilence, crawling on the earth’s surface. Pundits and professors write that man is ultimately self-destructive and must be controlled before he reaches the point of catastrophic collapse.

An excellent example of this sort of thought can be found in a book written over forty years ago by Dr. Paul Ehrlich. In 1968, this professor of biological sciences at Stanford University wrote an influential book, entitled, The Population Bomb. In the book, he authoritatively predicted that humanity was on the verge of a colossal downfall, perhaps within the next decade. At that time, using demographic observations and estimates of available food and water, he predicted that humanity was about to implode. He envisioned three possible scenarios. All three end in chaos...

In Ehrlich’s vision of the near future, people die by the millions. Then international authorities come up with a population control plan.
"The plan is to be initiated in 1985, when it is calculated that the major die-back will be over, using famine relief distribution stations as bases for both facilities and personnel. The plan will eventually cover the entire world and is programmed with a goal of a total world population of two billion in 2025 and 1.5 billion in 2100" ("The Population Bomb," pp. 72-79).  

The above speculations seem childish in the extreme, yet Ehrlich is lauded while people laugh at Bible prophecy! He and others of his school of thought worship at the altar of the world system with a deep sense of dread. Nevertheless, academic leaders and government authorities followed Ehrlich’s lead and went on to predict dire famine and pestilence for the concluding decades of the twentieth century. They actually take him seriously.

But take note … the world is now heading toward a population of seven billion, and doing quite well. Ehrlich thought that two billion people were too many.

In the years following the release of his book, there were local famines, some quite serious, but global upheaval and deaths in the hundreds of millions never came. In retrospect, Dr. Ehrlich was trying to stir up a crisis that would create a mandate for change. Secular authorities constantly operate in this way: management by crisis creates the opportunity for control.

Green Politics

For him, the answer lay in social collapse, followed by rigorous, authoritarian control of global society to control population and fairly distribute the produce of the world economy. His approach now seems naïve and quaint, both in its predictions and its solutions to an imagined set of problems.

But others have followed him, evolving their own answer to the world’s burgeoning population. From their thinking has emerged a new paradigm. It is commonly known as the "green revolution."

Dr. Fritjof Capra, founder and director of the Center for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, is perhaps the leading theoretician in this field of study. In 1984, he co-authored a book, entitled Green Politics. In it, and in other publications since, he has advanced a new paradigm, or model, for the stabilization of planet earth, which he sees as threatened by human destruction.

He is consistently critical of the "old science," which teaches that global ecology can be understood by studying its individual parts … biology, chemistry, the physics of weather, and so on. Instead, he advances a theory in which the earth is a "living system," which must be understood as an integrated ecology.  

He foresees a new science centered around "ecological literacy." It is this area of knowledge that he envisions as the salvation of planet earth. Put simply, he believes that man’s destruction of the planet (through man-caused global warming or excess production of carbon dioxide) can only be stopped when humanity has risen to an acceptable level of ecological literacy.

Many now believe that perceiving the world in this way offers mankind’s only hope of survival. Al Gore’s documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is the direct outgrowth of Capra’s thinking.

Gore’s ideas of man-made global warming and the proposed cap-and-trade taxation of carbon are the direct result of the new "eco-literacy." The public school systems of the world are now being flooded with the new thought, called "post-modern thought," which distrusts classical education.

One leading thinker — Dr. David W. Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College — teaches that we must recognize that modern culture is not ecologically sustainable. Man’s behavior threatens all life on planet earth. He proposes that civic morality must be based upon Ecological Literacy, the title of his recent book. As a perfect model of post-modern thought, he proposes tailoring all education to this end.

He writes that he is concerned about "the role education must play in the journey to a post-modern world:"
"Education in the modern world was designed to further the conquest of nature and the industrialization of the planet. It tended to produce unbalanced, under-dimensioned people tailored to fit the modern economy. Post-modern education must have a different agenda, one designed to heal, connect, liberate, empower, create, and celebrate. Post-modern education must be life-centered."
His writing makes it increasingly obvious that "life-centered" means what we would think of as the worship of life, itself, not God as the Creator of that life. It is nothing less than a new religion.

It is just as Paul wrote:
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

"And changed the glory of the un-corruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

"Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:

"Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen" (Romans 1:21-25).
To the worshipers of ecology, evolution is god, and the greening of the earth is their worship.

January 15, 2010

The One-World 'Green Religion'
is the Root of the Future One-World Government

One World Spirituality: Three Worldviews Merge

By Brannon Howse, Christian Worldview Network
Originally Published on October 28, 2008

I'm a news and worldview junkie. As an adult, I have always eagerly studied cultural trends, global strategies, public policy and religious worldviews in order to better understand the times in which we live.

In 2007, I began to notice a trend. I saw politicians, religious leaders, actors, and laypeople picking various parts of three worldviews to form a "new" worldview. While there is nothing new under the sun, and the lie of Satan is continually being re-packaged, 99.9% of Americans — including even Christian worldview experts and authors — are not recognizing this worldview merger.

During the spring of 2008, I called one of my favorite worldview speakers and authors and shared with him what I was seeing, and I proposed the possibility that these three worldview were merging to form a new dominant worldview that was being embraced on a global scale. My friend did not see what I was describing, and he tried to convince me that those three worldviews cannot be merged into one. Determined to confirm what my research was hinting at, I continued to seek out worldview experts for their analysis of my theory.

So I called another friend — worldview expert and author Dr. Ron Carlson — and found a fellow researcher that not only confirmed my theory but engaged me in a lengthy conversation about his research.

Dr. Carlson and I agreed that there are three worldviews:
  1. Evolutionary Humanism,
  2. Hindu Pantheism, and
  3. Occultism.
And Dr. Carlson and I agreed that these three worldviews have merged to create a worldview that I call One-World Spirituality:
  • The theology of it is pantheism.
  • The philosophy of it is pagan spirituality.
  • The biology of it is Darwinian evolution.
  • The economic system of it is socialism.
  • The politics of it is globalism.
  • The activism of it is centered on radical environmentalism and political correctness (cultural Marxism).
  • The goals of it are a one-world government, a one-world religion, and a one-world economic system.
Evolutionary humanism denies the Creator God, and, thus, since we are all just an accident of nature, there is no absolute truth, no ultimate judge, and "might makes right." Therefore, a dominant global government that oppresses dissenters is justified.

Hindu Monism and Pantheism says "All is One and All is God, and God is Impersonal." Yoga, which means "yoke or union with God" in Sanskrit, is for the purpose of becoming One with the Impersonal ALL. If All is One and All is God and All is Impersonal, then we end up at the same place.

One World Spirituality says that no one can be better than anyone else, all religions must be equal, and thus one cannot be in heaven while another is in hell. Thus, all roads lead to God, which is what we call pluralism. Pluralism is really another name for universalism.

A belief and commitment to the exclusivity of Jesus Christ in a world of religions is now politically incorrect and does not conform to the mandates of cultural Marxism. The Associated Press reported on June 23, 2008 that a June 2008 report released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that "57% of evangelical church attenders said they believe many religions can lead to eternal life. In all, 70 percent of Americans with a religious affiliation shared that view, and 68 percent said there is more than one true way to interpret the teachings of their own religion." Of course anyone that believes this is not really an evangelical Christian. However this report reveals that a Biblical worldview is now the minority worldview in America.

Pagan spirituality teaches that because we are all one, no individual or nation should be better or worse off than anyone else, and thus its economic worldview is socialism, the re-distribution of wealth. Pagan spirituality, the worship of nature, stems from the belief of pantheism. (Romans 1:25 says, "They exchanged the truth of God for the lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the creator who is blessed forevermore.")

Occultism encourages practices and experiences for the purpose of discovering one's Christ consciousness, divinity and, thus, ultimate salvation. It promotes the practice of talking to spirit or master guides — beings, which are supposedly more highly evolved through the process of reincarnation, but which are actually demons.

Whether they realize it or not, leaders from business, government, and organized religion are embracing One-World Spirituality. Many within the Emergent Church engage in pagan spirituality, promote pantheism and globalism, and praise the economic worldview of Karl Marx.

Perhaps one of the most visible American politicians who is living out this One-World Spirituality is former Vice President Al Gore. Gore is a former Southern Baptist turned New Ager who has embraced pantheism, pagan spirituality, socialism and globalism and who is using radical environmentalism to bring his worldview to bear on America and the world.

I am certain that the president of at least one country understands the Marxist agenda of the One-World Spiritualists (although I'm not sure if he understands that these three worldviews have merged to form this new worldview), and I am sure he understands that the "crisis" they are manufacturing to implement their worldview is radical environmentalism.

Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, survived the communism and now warns the world about these peoples' ultimate goal, the elimination of freedom. Vaclav Klaus is the author of the book, Blue Planet in Green Shackles. Klaus argues that radical environmentalism is masking socialism, communism, and even fascism.

Cliff Kincaid of Accuracy in Media writes:
"But while communism was an atheistic system," Klaus notes, "modern environmentalism has assumed a religious dimension and has become a 'green religion'."

"Bush and Senator John McCain… have fallen into the camp, which includes Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most of the Democratic Party, which wants to further erode individual freedom in the name of saving the environment. It is the modern version of Marxism; 'from each according to his ability, to each according to his need,' except the needs of the environment are now being placed above those of people," Kincaid goes on to write.
President Klaus explains:
The ultimate goal is "completely about power and about the hegemony of the 'chosen ones' (as they see themselves) over the rest of us, about the imposition of the only correct worldview (their own), about the remodeling of the world."
Klaus explains that the goal of the radical environmentalist is to completely destroy private property rights and the free enterprise system by limiting the "carbon footprint" of individuals and companies, growing the size of government, and ushering in socialism. Klaus told the Washington Times:
"I understand that global warming is a religion conceived to suppress human freedom."
So why should you care about the merging of three worldviews that form what I call One-World Spirituality? In I Chronicles 12, a specific tribe in Israel was praised as being wise because they understood the times and knew what God would have them do. God is calling all believers everywhere to expose false teaching, false religions, and the lie of Satan. Indeed, millions are becoming converts of the One-World Spirituality, and the end result will be the destruction of their very souls.

The most important thing Christians can do is to seek and understand Biblical truth. The quest to study and comprehend Biblical truth trumps all. For the mature Christian, the goal is to understand the times in light of Scripture so we can be involved in worldview evangelism, contend for the faith, expose every high and lofty thing lifted up against the principles of the Lord, and occupy until the Lord returns.

Whether adults, teenagers, or college students, Christians need to turn people from the lie of One-World Spirituality and to the Truth of the One Way.

Jesus saith unto him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me" (John 14:6).

This article represents some of the information presented in Brannon's new DVD, Three Worldviews Seeking To Destroy Your Faith, Family and Freedoms.

Brannon reveals five national consequences that come to a nation that continually rejects God. America is experiencing all five of these consequences now. Brannon also reveals how these five national consequences are being manifested through three worldview growing trends - political correctness, which is Cultural Marxism, pagan spirituality, and what Brannon calls One World Spirituality.

‘Avatar’ and Paganism

Movie Review

By Andrew Strom, Infowars
December 28, 2009

‘Avatar’ is an enormous worldwide blockbuster movie — the first to use truly lifelike 3D — a huge leap forward that is sure to revolutionize the entire industry. I managed to see the movie in 3D this week; and, like everyone, I was utterly wowed by the lifelike 3D images and special effects. But there were some things about the film that truly disturbed me.

Maybe we should expect spiritual outrageousness from Hollywood by now. After all, they hardly seem to be able to make a spiritual statement in their movies without alienating every Christian in the audience. (They have been warned about this before. As Michael Medved has stated, Hollywood loses billions of dollars simply by offending Christians and church-goers — who number in the hundreds of millions in America). They often don’t seem to care.

But Avatar takes this to a new extreme. Many critics have commented that it has a deeply pro-environmentalist message. And indeed, it seems almost loaded with every touchy-feely New Age environmentalist theme that you can imagine. Some critics are calling it “Dances With Wolves in space.” But it sure does look amazing — in fact, stunningly real. It truly is a work of art.

The futuristic story revolves around an ex-marine posted to a planet with rich mining deposits — who has to inhabit an alien “avatar” body so he can infiltrate the local tribe that opposes the mining. Thus he becomes one of these blue-colored humanoids.

Though the film’s images are stunning audiences worldwide, the spirituality in it is at the far extreme of New Age. And it is not “subtle” either. It is a huge part of the story. More and more you see the “Gaia”-type ‘Earth-goddess’ stuff — plus pagan or wicca-like rituals — until half the film seems almost saturated with them.

As I said, most people have grown to expect this stuff from politically-correct and spiritually-weird Hollywood by now. But we are talking here about the most expensive ($300 million) and most revolutionary new film in history. Surely they have to be concerned that preaching such a message may lose them hundreds of millions of dollars in potential revenue? Apparently not.

It always strikes me as sad when these great breakthroughs in the arts fail to glorify the One who gave us creativity in the first place. And sadly, this is one of those times. And I guess that is why, even after the awe and wonder of seeing one of the greatest visual spectacles of our age, I left the theatre feeling pretty flat. And I wonder how many others felt the same — even non-Christians. I wonder how many left sensing there was something very wrong at the core of this story. I would guess it might be quite a few. (There have been a lot of complaints about the storyline).

Even many non-Christians may not like seeing the “Earth mother goddess” getting all the glory. Which is why I think this movie will never take top spot as the most-watched film in history — despite all the money spent on it. And also why I think the sequel will never earn the kind of money that they hope for.

Will Hollywood learn its lesson? I strongly doubt it.

Viewers Experience Depression and Suicidal Thoughts After Seeing ‘Avatar’ and Long to Enjoy the Beauty of the Alien World Pandora

“Avatar” is on track to be the highest grossing film of all time, but some viewers say it leaves them depressed

By Jo Piazza, CNN
January 11, 2010

James Cameron’s completely immersive spectacle “Avatar” may have been a little too real for some fans who say they have experienced depression and suicidal thoughts after seeing the film because they long to enjoy the beauty of the alien world Pandora.

On the fan forum site “Avatar Forums,” a topic thread entitled “Ways to cope with the depression of the dream of Pandora being intangible,” has received more than 1,000 posts from people experiencing depression and fans trying to help them cope. The topic became so popular last month that forum administrator Philippe Baghdassarian had to create a second thread so people could continue to post their confused feelings about the movie.
“I wasn’t depressed myself. In fact the movie made me happy,” Baghdassarian said. “But I can understand why it made people depressed. The movie was so beautiful and it showed something we don’t have here on Earth. I think people saw we could be living in a completely different world and that caused them to be depressed.”
A post by a user called Elequin expresses an almost obsessive relationship with the film.
“That’s all I have been doing as of late, searching the Internet for more info about ‘Avatar.’ I guess that helps. It’s so hard I can’t force myself to think that it’s just a movie, and to get over it, that living like the Na’vi will never happen. I think I need a rebound movie,” Elequin posted.
A user named Mike wrote on the fan Web site “Naviblue” that he contemplated suicide after seeing the movie.
“Ever since I went to see ‘Avatar’ I have been depressed. Watching the wonderful world of Pandora and all the Na’vi made me want to be one of them. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that happened in the film and all of the tears and shivers I got from it,” Mike posted. “I even contemplate suicide thinking that if I do it I will be rebirthed in a world similar to Pandora and the everything is the same as in ‘Avatar.’ ”
Other fans have expressed feelings of disgust with the human race and disengagement with reality.

Cameron’s movie, which has pulled in more than $1.4 billion in worldwide box office sales and could be on track to be the highest grossing film of all time, is set in the future when the Earth’s resources have been pillaged by the human race. A greedy corporation is trying to mine the rare mineral unobtainium from the planet Pandora, which is inhabited by a peace-loving race of 10-foot tall, blue-skinned natives called the Na’vi.

In their race to mine for Pandora’s resources, the humans clash with the Na’vi, leading to casualties on both sides. The world of Pandora is reminiscent of a prehistoric fantasyland, filled with dinosaur-like creatures mixed with the kinds of fauna you may find in the deep reaches of the ocean. Compared with life on Earth, Pandora is a beautiful, glowing utopia.

Ivar Hill posts to the “Avatar” forum page under the name Eltu. He wrote about his post-”Avatar” depression after he first saw the film earlier this month.
“When I woke up this morning after watching Avatar for the first time yesterday, the world seemed … gray. It was like my whole life, everything I’ve done and worked for, lost its meaning,” Hill wrote on the forum. “It just seems so … meaningless. I still don’t really see any reason to keep … doing things at all. I live in a dying world.
Reached via e-mail in Sweden where he is studying game design, Hill, 17, explained that his feelings of despair made him desperately want to escape reality.
“One can say my depression was twofold: I was depressed because I really wanted to live in Pandora, which seemed like such a perfect place, but I was also depressed and disgusted with the sight of our world, what we have done to Earth. I so much wanted to escape reality,” Hill said.
Cameron’s special effects masterpiece is very lifelike, and the 3-D performance capture and CGI effects essentially allow the viewer to enter the alien world of Pandora for the movie’s 2½-hour running time, which only lends to the separation anxiety some individuals experience when they depart the movie theater.
“Virtual life is not real life and it never will be, but this is the pinnacle of what we can build in a virtual presentation so far,” said Dr. Stephan Quentzel, psychiatrist and Medical Director for the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. “It has taken the best of our technology to create this virtual world and real life will never be as utopian as it seems onscreen. It makes real life seem more imperfect.”
Fans of the movie may find actor Stephen Lang, who plays the villainous Col. Miles Quaritch in the film, an enemy of the Na’vi people and their sacred ground, an unlikely sympathizer. But Lang says he can understand the connection people are feeling with the movie.
Pandora is a pristine world, and there is the synergy between all of the creatures of the planet, and I think that strikes a deep chord within people that has a wishfulness and a wistfulness to it,” Lang said. “James Cameron had the technical resources to go along with this incredibly fertile imagination of his and his dream is built out of the same things that other peoples’ dreams are made of.”
The bright side is that for Hill and others like him — who became dissatisfied with their own lives and with our imperfect world after enjoying the fictional creation of James Cameron — becoming a part of a community of like-minded people on an online forum has helped them emerge from the darkness.
“After discussing on the forums for a while now, my depression is beginning to fade away. Having taken a part in many discussions concerning all this has really, really helped me,” Hill said. “Before, I had lost the reason to keep on living — but now it feels like these feelings are gradually being replaced with others.”
Quentzel said creating relationships with others is one of the keys to human happiness, and that even if those connections are occurring online they are better than nothing.
Obviously there is community building in these forums,” Quentzel said. “It may be technologically different from other community building, but it serves the same purpose.”
Within the fan community, suggestions for battling feelings of depression after seeing the movie include things like playing “Avatar” video games or downloading the movie soundtrack, in addition to encouraging members to relate to other people outside the virtual realm and to seek out positive and constructive activities.
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Deep Ecology – The Hidden Agenda

By The Green Agenda

The almost simultaneous emergence of the Environmental and New Age movements in the 1970s has spawned a plethora of hybrid ecospiritual philosophies. These include the Gaia hypothesis, Deep Ecology, Sacred Ecology, Ecosophy, and Creation Spirituality. These philosophies all overlap with each other to some extent but tend to focus on different aspects of ‘protecting the earth from humanity.’
Perhaps the most dangerous and radical is the philosophy known as Deep Ecology.

Deep Ecology is a semi-religious movement that believes modern civilisation’s anthropocentric (human-centered) worldview is the root cause of an imminent complete ecological collapse. Deep Ecologists blame humans for this fast-approaching apocalypse and believe that humanity’s destructive activities must be halted immediately, by any means necessary, and at whatever cost.

Deep Ecologists argue for a radical reduction in human population, in human "interference" in nature, and in the human standard of living. They argue that primitive peoples lived in spiritual harmony with the natural world, but European industrial culture has severed this harmony and we have become a feral untamed plague on the earth. According to them industrial society is like a cancer spreading through a global host.

In some ways, Deep Ecology has similar roots to Gaia hypothesis, in that humans are part of a sentient super-organism known as Earth. However, Deep Ecologists go further than the Gaians in arguing that humanity is genuinely of no more importance than an amoeba or the smallpox virus. Deep Ecology argues that humanity has no hierarchical dominance or any sense of uniqueness. We are just another animal, and a crazed, destructive one at that. While Gaians tend to focus on spiritual aspects of communing with Mother Earth, Deep Ecologists focus on the negative aspects of human activity on the earth.

Deep Ecology has greatly influenced grassroots environmentalism, especially in Europe, North America, and Australia. It has spread through “road shows” and ritual processes led by touring movement advocates, through the writings of its architects (often reaching college students in environmental studies courses) and perhaps especially by the dramatic activism of its radical environmental vanguards e.g. Earth First!, Greenpeace, the Earth Liberation Front, and PETA.

The Deep Ecology philosophy was no doubt strongly influenced by The Limits to Growth published by the Club of Rome in 1972. This book claimed that human society was far outstripping the earth’s regenerative capacity and the world was on the brink of an environmental catastrophe. The term ‘Deep Ecology’ was first used by the famous Norwegian philosopher, and ‘mystical Buddhist,’ Arne Naess in 1973. He claimed that the science of ecology was shallow and meaningless as it looked at the world from a human perspective, while Naess argued that the human species has the same ‘intrinsic value’ as a bacterium or an earthworm. He stated the eight core principles of Deep Ecology were:
  1. The well-being and flourishing of human and nonhuman life on Earth have value in themselves. These values are independent of the usefulness of the nonhuman world for human purposes.

  2. Richness and diversity of life-forms contribute to the realisation of these values and are also values in themselves.

  3. Humans have no right to reduce this richness and diversity except to satisfy vital needs.

  4. Present human interference with the nonhuman world is excessive, and the situation is rapidly worsening.

  5. The flourishing of human life and cultures is compatible with a substantial decrease of the human population. The flourishing of nonhuman life requires such a decrease.

  6. Policies must therefore be changed. The changes in policies affect basic economic, technological, and ideological structures. The resulting state of affairs will be deeply different from the present.

  7. The ideological change is mainly that of appreciating life quality rather than adhering to an increasingly higher standard of living. There will be a profound awareness of the difference between big and great.

  8. Those who subscribe to the foregoing points have an obligation directly or indirectly to participate in the attempt to implement the necessary changes.
Naess soon gained a large following in the emerging green movement, especially among the youngest and most radical factions. Deep Ecology’s uncompromising rhetoric provided a welcome, radical alternative to the New Age earth-loving, tree-hugging Gaia hypothesis. They saw this new anti-human philosophy as a call to arms against western capitalism.

Radical environmental activism flourished during the late 1970s, fueled by recruits from the anti-Vietnam war and Civil Rights movements. News reports were replete with stories about ‘’hippies” chained to trees and activists burning down animal research facilities.

Radical environmental activism seems to have died a slow death since the 1990s as the wider green movement considered their actions to be counter-productive and harmful to the cause. However, the philosophy behind Deep Ecology has continued to spread and infiltrate the movement.

Few people realize that ‘respectable’ environmental organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy were originally formed by radical activists who recognised that their ultimate goals could only be realized through political and social tools

Many of these organisations now act as consultants to the United Nations.  

Anti-human sentiment and subtle calls for ‘human reproductive control’ are sprinkled throughout Agenda 21 and the Earth Charter. Many prominent environmentalists are now touting population control as the only answer to the world’s problems. Even the original Gaian, Sir James Lovelock, has taken to calling humans “an out of control cancer that Gaia will soon eradicate.”

It appears that the Global Green Agenda includes controlling every aspect of human activity, especially our reproduction. Humans, as a destructive pest species, must have their population tightly controlled, and even significantly reduced according to some:
"The first task is population control at home. How do we go about it? Many of my colleagues feel that some sort of compulsory birth regulation would be necessary to achieve such control. One plan often mentioned involves the addition of temporary sterilants to water supplies or staple food. Doses of the antidote would be carefully rationed by the government to produce the desired population size." — Prof Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb, p.135

"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." — Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, patron of the World Wildlife Fund

"If the world pollution situation is not critical at the moment, it is as certain as anything can be that the situation will become increasingly intolerable within a very short time. The situation can be controlled, and even reversed; but it demands cooperation on a scale and intensity beyond anything achieved so far." — The Fairfield Osborne Lecture by HRH Prince Philip

"I don't claim to have any special interest in natural history, but as a boy I was made aware of the annual fluctuations in the number of game animals and the need to adjust the cull to the size of the surplus population." — Preface to Down to Earth by HRH Prince Philip

"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal." — Ted Turner, CNN founder and UN supporter

"Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing." — David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill ... All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself." — Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution, pg.75

The Gaia Hypothesis – A Goddess Reborn

“What if Mary is another name for Gaia?
Then her capacity for virgin birth is no miracle,
It is a role of Gaia since life began.
She is of this Universe and, conceivably, a part of God.
On Earth, she is the source of life everlasting and is alive now;
She gave birth to humankind and we are part of her.”
– Sir James Lovelock, Ages of Gaia.

By The Green Agenda

Anyone who has studied the global green movement has no doubt heard of "Gaia." Believers in Gaia, or ‘Gaians’ as they often refer to themselves, claim that the earth is a sentient super-being, an ancient goddess spirit, deserving of worship and reverence.

Sir James Lovelock, in his book, Gaia: A New Look at Life, states:

“All of the lifeforms on this planet are a part of Gaia — part of one spirit goddess that sustains life on earth. Since this transformation into a living system, the interventions of Gaia have brought about the evolving diversity of living creatures on planet Earth.”

Gaians teach that the "Earth Goddess," or Mother Earth, must be protected from destructive human activity. It is this belief that fuels the environmental movement, sustainable development, and a global push for the return of industrialized nations to a more primitive way of life.

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.

“Still more important is the implication that the evolution of humans, with his technological inventiveness and his increasingly subtle communications network, has vastly increased Gaia's range of perception. She is now, through us, awake and aware of herself. She has seen the reflection of her fair face through the eyes of astronauts and the television cameras of orbiting spacecraft. Our sensations of wonder and pleasure, our capacity for conscious thought and speculation, our restless curiosity and drive are hers to share.

This new interrelationship of Gaia with man is by no means fully established; we are not yet a truly collective species, corralled and tamed as an integral part of the biosphere, as we are as individual creatures. It may be that the destiny of mankind is to become tamed so that the fierce, destructive, and greedy forces of tribalism and nationalism are fused into a compulsive urge to belong to the commonwealth of all creatures which constitutes Gaia.” – James Lovelock, Gaia: A New Look at Life (1972)
The modern Gaia hypothesis was originally formulated by James Lovelock. Dr. Lovelock is one of the world's most famous and influential scientists. He has degrees in numerous areas, including medicine, chemistry and physics. Lovelock worked for NASA during the 1960's as a consultant to the Viking spacecraft project. His task was to develop methods for detecting life on Mars. He claims that while searching for suitable methods, he realised that conditions that allowed life to exist on Earth could not occur ‘naturally.’ The system is so well balanced and yet so dynamic that life itself is acting like a self-regulating sentient super-organism. He famously told NASA that there was no possibility of life existing on Mars and they should cancel their mission.

Lovelock called his sentient, super-organism “Gaia,” after the ancient Greek Goddess of the Earth. In Greek Mythology, it was Gaia that “brought Order Out of Chaos,” a theme commonly quoted in Gaian texts. Lovelock believed that humans were a key part of this organism. He claimed that humans had evolved to a point where they had become Gaia’s “global brain” and “she is now through us awake and aware of herself. She has seen the reflection of her fair face through the eyes of astronauts and the television cameras of orbiting spacecraft.”

However, he also believed that humans were abusing the planet environmentally, jeopardizing the organism as a whole, "as though the human race is a cancer." In his latest book, The Revenge of Gaia, Lovelock claims that Gaia is now fully awakened, and she is angry. Lovelock writes:
“Just as the human body uses a fever to fight off an infection, Gaia is raising Her temperature to expel a harmful parasite — humans. Unless humans renounce their destructive ways and rejoin the diverse community of living beings in Gaia’s loving embrace then Gaia will be forced to act in order to secure Her supreme reign.”
In the book Lovelock also claims, that on the current trajectory, “the human population will be reduced to a few breeding pairs by the end of this century.”

Lovelock rose to further global prominence when, in the late 1970s, he suddenly discovered that CFC’s were “destroying the Earths protective ozone layer.” He led a campaign which resulted in an international ban on these chemicals.

Lovelock was also one of the first and most vocal proponents of the Global Warming theory. To a suspicious mind it may appear that controlling and eliminating CFC’s was a test case for the big prize controlling and eliminating fossil fuels, thus removing the cause of Gaia’s pain, the modern industrial society. However, throughout his long career Lovelock has zealously promoted his Gaia theory. Two of his most recent publications are titled “Homage to Gaia” and “A Book of Hymns to Gaia.”

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.

Interestingly, climatology was the first branch of science to actively endorse the Gaian theory that Earth was a single, self-regulating system. Steven Schneider, Professor of Climatology at Stanford, organised the first international scientific conference to discuss “the implications of Gaia.” It was Schneider who later became the most vocal climatologist supporting Global Warming and once famously stated:

“We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
The Gaia hypothesis, absent the spiritual connotations, has now been accepted into mainstream science and renamed the Gaia theory. It can be found in most environmental science textbooks.

As mentioned previously, the Gaia theory found its greatest resonance with the New Age movement, who were entranced by the mystical side of Gaia. They found it easy to conceive that humans can have a spiritual relationship with Gaia. A connectedness to nature and the belief that humans are a part of this collective consciousness called Gaia appeals strongly to their worldview.

A simple google search for 'gaia pagan' will reveal thousands of organisations proudly proclaiming themselves to literally be pagan priests and disciples of the great Goddess Gaia. There are dozens of Gaia Groups in most major cities. Wicca, which is said to be the fastest growing religion in the United States, is intimately connected with Gaia worship. In fact many Gaians call themselves witches and warlocks.

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 prominent self-proclaimed ‘feminist witch,’ Miriam Starhawk stated:

"The symbolism of the Goddess has taken on an electrifying power for modern women. It has exposed the falsehoods of patriarchal history and given us models for female strength and authority."
Gaians teach that the Divine Earth must be protected from all threats no matter what the cost. The United Nations Global Biodiversity Assessment explicitly refers to Christianity as a faith that has set humans apart from nature and stripped nature of its sacred qualities.
“Conversion to Christianity has therefore meant an abandonment of an affinity with the natural world for many forest dwellers, peasants, fishers all over the world... The northeastern hilly states of India bordering China and Myanmar supported small scale, largely autonomous shifting cultivator societies until the 1950's. These people followed their own religious traditions that included setting apart between 10% and 30% of the landscape as sacred groves and ponds.”
While condemning Christianity and Islam as the root of all environmental evil, the document goes on to praise Buddhism and Hinduism as they "did not depart as drastically from the perspective of humans as members of a community of beings including other living and non-living elements."

Al Gore, in his book Earth in the Balance, echoes this view:
"Prehistoric Europe and much of the world was based on the worship of a single earth goddess, who was assumed to be the fount of all life and who radiated harmony among all living things. Much of the evidence for the existence of this primitive religion comes from the many thousands of artifacts uncovered in ceremonial sites. These sites are so widespread that they seem to confirm the notion that a goddess religion was ubiquitous through much of the world until the antecedents of today's religions, most of which still have a distinctly masculine orientation...swept out of India and the Near East, almost obliterating belief in the goddess. The last vestige of organized goddess worship was eliminated by Christianity as late as the fifteenth century in Lithuania."
Gore then quotes deChardin:
"'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..."
Gore is also fond of quoting an old Native Indian saying:
“Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our Mother. What befalls the earth, befalls all the sons of the earth. This we know — the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.”
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.

"The earth is not dead matter. She is alive.
Now begin to speak to the earth as you walk.
You can speak out loud, or just talk to her in your mind.
Send your love into her with your exhalation.
Feel your heart touching upon the heart of the planet.
Say to her whatever words come to you:
Mother Earth, I love you.
Mother Earth, I bless you.
May you be healed.
May all your creatures be happy.
Peace to you, Mother Earth.
On behalf of the human race, I ask forgiveness for having injured you.
Forgive us, Mother Earth"
- “Prayer to the Earth,” Student Textbook

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The Georgia Guidestones

Georgia Guidestones
The hole in the center stone of the Georgia Guidestones was drilled so that the North Star could be visualized through it at any moment. This was one of several requirements stipulated by R.C.Christian for the building of the American Stonehenge. It reflects his obsession with the alignment of the stars, the sun, and the moon. Occultists often worship the alignment and movement of heavenly bodies as part of their religious ceremonies.

The Story of the Guidestones

By Radio Liberty

On one of the highest hilltops in Elbert County, Georgia stands a huge granite monument. Engraved in eight different languages on the four giant stones that support the common capstone are 10 guides or commandments. That monument is alternately referred to as The Georgia Guidestones or the American Stonehenge. Though relatively unknown to most people, it is an important link to the Occult Hierarchy that dominates the world in which we live.

The origin of that strange monument is shrouded in mystery because no one knows the true identity of the man, or men, who commissioned its construction. All that is known for certain is that in June 1979 a well-dressed, articulate stranger visited the office of the Elberton Granite Finishing Company and announced that he wanted to build an edifice to transmit a message to mankind. He identified himself as R. C. Christian, but it soon became apparent that was not his real name. He said that he represented a group of men who wanted to offer direction to humanity, but to date, almost two decades later, no one knows who R. C. Christian really was, or the names of those he represented.

Several things are apparent. The messages engraved on the Georgia Guidestones deal with four major fields:

(1) Governance and the establishment of a world government,
(2) Population and reproduction control,
(3) The environment and man's relationship to nature, and
(4) Spirituality.

In the public library in Elberton, I found a book written by the man who called himself R.C. Christian. I discovered that the monument he commissioned had been erected in recognition of Thomas Paine (author of The Age of Reason) and the occult philosophy he espoused. Indeed, the Georgia Guidestones are used for occult ceremonies and mystic celebrations to this very day. Tragically, only one religious leader in the area had the courage to speak out against the American Stonehenge, and he has recently relocated his ministry.

One of the goals of the enviro-mental movement has been to cheapen the value of human life in people's minds, making people feel guilty for their existence on this planet. This ties in with the emerging New Age religion of Gaia worship, which places the value of nature above all else, including human life. This makes sense once you realize that the people behind this anti-human propaganda, which Suzuki is merely a mouthpiece for, want to cull 80-90% of the world's population to make way for the coming New Age and a world utopia of the chosen few. The mantra of radical environmentalists is that humans are parasites, as seen in the video clip above of an unwashed David Suzuki comparing humans to fruit flies and maggots. David Suzuki is an environmental activist who is big, especially up in Canada, and has for years been preaching about how humans are a cancer to the earth. - Matthew D. Jarvie, May 12, 2009

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth - leave room for nature - leave room for nature.
    “The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will in fact become like the Ten Commandments.” — Maurice Strong

    Limiting the population of the earth to 500 million will require the extermination of nine-tenths of the world's people. The American Stonehenge's reference to establishing a world court foreshadows the current move to create an International Criminal Court and a world government. The Guidestones' emphasis on preserving nature anticipates the environmental movement of the 1990s, and the reference to "seeking harmony with the infinite" reflects the current effort to replace Judeo-Christian beliefs with a new spirituality.

    The message of the American Stonehenge also foreshadowed the current drive for Sustainable Development. Any time you hear the phrase "Sustainable Development" used, you should substitute the term "socialism" to be able to understand what is intended. Later in this syllabus you will read the full text of the Earth Charter, which was compiled under the direction of Mikhail Gorbachev and Maurice Strong. In that document you will find an emphasis on the same basic issues: control of reproduction, world governance, the importance of nature and the environment, and a new spirituality. The similarity between the ideas engraved on the Georgia Guidestones and those espoused in the Earth Charter reflect the common origins of both.

    Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, was recently quoted as referring to the American Stonehenge, saying: "I want people to know about the stones ... We're headed toward a world where we might blow ourselves up and maybe the globe will not exist ... it's a nice time to reaffirm ourselves, knowing all the beautiful things that are in this country and the Georgia Guidestones symbolize that. "

    What is the true significance of the American Stonehenge, and why is its covert message important? Because it confirms the fact that there was a covert group intent on:

    (1) Establishing a world government
    (2) Dramatically reducing the population of the world
    (3) Promoting environmentalism
    (4) Promoting a new spirituality

    Certainly the group that commissioned the Georgia Guidestones is one of many similar groups working together toward a New World Order, a new world economic system, and a new world spirituality. Behind those groups, however, are dark spiritual forces. Without understanding the nature of those dark forces, it is impossible to understand the unfolding of world events.

    The fact that most Americans have never heard of the Georgia Guidestones, or their message to humanity, reflects the degree of control that exists today over what the American people think. We ignore that message at our peril.

    The Georgia Guidestones

    The following is a post from the maya12-21-12 forum, which is a prime example of the brainwashing effect of New World Order propaganda and the New Age movement:

    The Venus Project ("Zietgeist: Addendum") presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems. As you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium.

    The plans for The Venus Project offer society a broader spectrum of choices based on the scientific possibilities inherent in current technology and direct that knowledge toward a new era of peace and sustainability for all cultures. Through the implementation of a resource-based economy, and a multitude of innovative and environmentally friendly technologies directly applied to the social system, The Venus Project proposals will dramatically reduce crime, poverty, hunger, homelessness, and many other pressing problems that are common throughout the world today.

    One of the cornerstones of the organization's findings is the fact that many of the dysfunctional behaviors of today's society stem directly from the dehumanizing environment inherent in the existing monetary system. Moreover, the currently utilized random implementation of automation and other technologies have resulted in a fragmented, self-defeating trend occurring throughout the manufacturing and high-tech sectors of today's global economy--namely the technological replacement of human labor by machines. The Venus Project proposes a social system in which automation and technology would be intelligently applied and integrated into an overall social design where the primary function would be to maximize the quality of life rather than profits. This project also introduces a set of workable and acceptable human values that are more appropriate and in balance with our present state of technology.
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    One World Religion is Not Enough

    By Wendy Griffith, CBN News
    Originally Published on October 24, 2000

    Globalization - it has become a pretty common buzzword in recent years. It seems everyone is talking about global economics, global politics, and now even global religion.

    It may sound far-fetched, but many liberal organizations, including the United Nations, are pursuing the development of a one-world religious organization. Today, on the UN's 55th anniversary, CBN News takes a look at what's behind this push for a global religion.
    After a while, the drums, chants and prayers representing many of the world's leading religions all started to sound alike, somehow losing their flavor in a melting pot of spiritual soup.

    The first ever Millennium World Peace Summit of religious and spiritual leaders took place at the United Nations in August 2000. And some believe it marked the first major step toward a movement to usher in a global spiritual body that may one day speak for all religions.

    "It certainly sounds suspicious to me," remarks Bob McGinnis. Mcginnis, of the Family Research Council, says it appears the hidden agenda is to unite people under one religious organization so they will peacefully accept UN goals such as population control, abortion rights, and one-world government.

    "I would suspect that they do kind of want to bring all faiths under one umbrella, whether it be Muslims or Hindus or some tribal group down in the central part of the Amazon," says McGinnis. "If they can accomplish that then they co-opt their religious voice in the world, and I think it's really going to water down our effectiveness as we try to go elsewhere and be spokespersons for Christ."

    "Maybe there is, instead of all these different Gods, maybe there's one God who manifests himself in different ways to different people," stated Ted Turner at the Summit.

    CNN founder and billionaire Turner was the honorary chair of the World Religions Summit. Turner, known for his critical views on Biblical Christianity, promoted the new age concept that there are many ways to heaven.

    "The thing that disturbed me was that my religion, the Christian sect, was very intolerant, not of religious freedom, but we thought we were the only ones going to heaven," Turner told the assembled leaders.

    Although the movement's goals are clearly anti-Biblical, some liberal protestant denominations have become big supporters of a New World church. Among those leading the way is the United Religions Initiative, or U.R.I. Introduced in 1995 by San Francisco Episcopal bishop William Swing, the U.R.I. is active in nearly 60 countries worldwide and 33 states in the United States. The U.R.I. envisions itself as the future religious arm and spiritual partner of the United Nations.

    "I think the initial vision that Bishop Swing had was that it would be a religious United Nations," says Rev. Charles Gibbs. "What we've discovered over the years is that it carries with it a tremendous amount of baggage."

    Gibbs, who is the executive director of the United Religions Initiative, denies reports that the U.R.I. goal is to form a new world religion, but says, instead, it will serve as a global agency that will work towards world peace, protection of the environment, and other social issues.

    "We still hold the aspiration that we'll have the visibility and stature of the United Nations but in a very different organization where all over the world, everyday, ordinary and exceptional people are working through interfaith cooperation to solve the pressing issues they have locally and still be connected to a global community," notes Gibbs.

    Rev. Gibbs says the U.R.I's peace is not the false peace of the anti-Christ, which some have accused.
    Supporters of a global religious voice have come down hard on evangelical Christians who refuse to adopt their new age agenda.
    For example, former UN Assistant Secretary-General Robert Muller said, fundamentalists are stuck in an "inflexible belief system and play an incendiary role in global conflicts." He goes on to say that "peace will be impossible without the taming of fundamentalism through a united religion that professes faithfulness only to the global spirituality and to the health of this planet."

    U.R.I. founder Bishop Swing is also quoted as saying, " The time comes when common language and a common purpose for all religions and spiritual movements must be discerned and agreed upon. Merely respecting and understanding religions is not enough."
    Biblical scholars warn that Christians must not be sucked into this new age agenda, which takes the focus off Christ and places it on the so-called "global good" of mankind. "It is written, Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever," stresses Dr. Charles Holman, a divinity professor at Regent University. "Real Christians will follow him to the end."
    If global religion supporters do gain influence, many say a key object of worship will be creation - not the creator.
    The U.R.I. supports the push by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong, founders of Green Cross International, to form an earth charter - a sort of Ten Commandments that will provide a guide for human behavior toward the environment in the 21st century. Gorbachev has said, "Nature is my God, trees are my temples, and forests are my cathedrals."

    Although many believe a world religious organization is just what we need to overcome religious conflicts and feuds, Christians point out that the Bible warns of a time when religious control will escalate into religious persecution.
    Quotes Holman: "Jesus said in Matthew 24:9, 'Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my names' sake. For then there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be'."
    Lee Penn, a freelance reporter and critic of the U.R.I., said: "The leaders of the U.R.I. do not place their ultimate hope in God or in the saving acts of Christ. They hope for an earthly utopia that the united religions will help bring into being."

    I would simply reflect on Jesus' statement: "You will know them by their fruit."

    Wendy Griffith is the co-anchor of CBN Newswatch, a daily 30-minute newscast seen throughout the United States. She also co-anchors Christian World news, which is seen weekly around the world on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and often anchors the news on the 700 Club.

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