The same rights as humans, you say? Then you won’t have any problem when the Earth decides it wants an abortion…
Does anyone else see a conflict here? You know, that whole separation of church and state BS that the Gaia worshiping Eco-Commies like to get their knickers all twisted up over when it comes to Christians?
Of course, those same Gaia worshipers are always quick to use the Bible against Christians in order to shut down any resistance they might encounter while pushing their communist agenda. Here’s one that a local (Missouri) “Tele-social-vangelist,” Larry Rice, likes to throw out every once in a while:
“And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.” – Rev. 11:18
Now, normally I just ignore Tele-social-vangelists, however, Larry Rice owns two HDTV stations (channels 24-1 and 24-2) in St. Louis and broadcasts his eco-message almost “twenty-four dash-seven” on channel 24-2.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for good stewardship of the Earth (after all, the Earth is God’s creation and is His gift to us), but at what point does it stop being just stewardship and starts becoming Gaia worshiping?:
UN document would give ‘Mother Earth’ same rights as humans
By Steven Edwards, Postmedia News
UNITED NATIONS — Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving “Mother Earth” the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.
The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” — to the point that the “well-being and existence of many beings” is now threatened.
The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia’s Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January.
That document speaks of the country’s natural resources as “blessings,” and grants the Earth a series of specific rights that include rights to life, water and clean air; the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities; and the right to be free from pollution.
Did you catch that? —“Blessings…” Sounds like that old time religion to me! Break out the drum circle and send in the pan flutes!
It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature’s complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state.
“If you want to have balance, and you think that the only (entities) who have rights are humans or companies, then how can you reach balance?” Pablo Salon, Bolivia’s ambassador to the UN, told Postmedia News. “But if you recognize that nature too has rights, and (if you provide) legal forms to protect and preserve those rights, then you can achieve balance.”