Happy Earth Day!
But what exactly is Earth Day?
It began in 1970 by Environmentalists in the USA
not just as a tribute to Mother Earth,
But also to promote Environmental reform through Peaceful Protests.
In 1990 the movement went International to 141 countries
and was largely focused on Recycling.
Today Earth Day is the world's largest Secular Holiday
involving 192 countries and celebrated by a Billion people each year.
The first "Face" of Earth Day is a Political one.
Protesters push for Government regulation to clean up the environment.
The enemy: Big Corporations.
And the attention Earth Day has brought to the issues resulted in regulations
being passed limiting the amount of pollution
that can be produced by any industry or face heavy fines.
As a result,
Today America has the cleanest air, water and soil
than ever before since the Industrial Revolution.
The Political Face of Earth Day continues,
now with the focus on
"Clean Energy" and limiting "Carbon Foot Prints"
The second "Face" of Earth Day is a Religious one.
Protesters push for worship of the environment.
The enemy: Mankind.
Activists in this camp believe Nature Trumps Human.
And celebrate Earth Day to increase awareness that Humans are Evil.
Some call Mankind a Cancer or Plague upon Earth.
They claim mankind rapes, pillages and plunders the Earth
These activist rally for people to become Environmentally Re-born.
The Religious Face of Earth Day continues,
With the focus on "Vegan-ism" and "Minimalism"
I'd like to introduce a third "Face" for Earth Day
A Christian one
The Enemy: False Idols
I don't want to protest anything.
As a Christian we should be spreading God's word
in all circumstances.
And I think Earth Day is an excellent opportunity.
We need to remember that Earth and all of Nature are God's creations.
And God's creations are Good.
And God created Mankind in His image
and He called this creation Good as well.
And God gave rule over the land and creatures to mankind.
God has entrusted US to care for HIS creation!
That is a huge responsibility!
It is a gift and a command.
And if we take this responsibility seriously in all that we do
we would not need regulations to guide our corporations
to limit their impact on the environment.
And as good stewards of the Earth we would use the land and animals
in a healthy and sustainable way.
And if we remember that God is the creator of all nature
we would remember to worship Him.
Because His creations are, indeed, Good.
Read more at: Wikipedia Earth Day