From The Mud Puddle

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day-

I remember the "Give a Hoot, Don't pollute" campaigns of the early 70's and other various messages passed along so that people would think before acting. Our problems seemed as simple as do not throw trash out of your car when you are riding down the highway.

As Earth Day came this week, I felt more inundated with the "Earth Day" message more than ever before. Store Sales all revolved around saving the Earth and being kind to the world. Everywhere you went this week there was some message-reminder that seemed to border on Earth worship. There were giveaways of light bulbs and specials on products that were made from recycled materials. I scored some reusable shopping bags from Walgreens-for free, though hated it took Earth Day for them to offer something that essentially saves the store money in the long run. I guess I was just so surprised how this has developed in some new holiday almost.

While I am all for being a good steward of what God has given us, so much of the message of Earth Day gets turned into something more. Even in our Wii Game, Animal Crossing City Folk, the day was called Nature Day and Tortimer told us to remember to thank the earth on this day.

This whole week, I've had this very on my mind though-and how it just seems to apply to Earth Day in particular right now.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.Romans 1: 21-25

2 comment(s):

Muddy, I share your thoughts, but you put it better than I could have. I've always conserved, been frugal, not littered, etc. - but it seems the liberals are new to the whole issue and it DOES seem more like worship now :(

By Anonymous Susan, at 1:10 PM, April 26, 2009  


By Blogger MSM, at 1:20 PM, April 27, 2009  

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