From Carl Teichrib's "Educating for Pagan Change: Earth Day and the First National Teach-In":
In 1970, “Earth Day” was introduced to the public. Now, thirty years later, people around the world celebrate this annual ritual-and it has grown increasingly pagan in all aspects. Dubbed as a “family outing,” Earth Day events have become drawing cards for New Age/occult recruiters.
This isn’t surprising when one understands the spiritual history of Earth Day. A number of years ago my hometown high school asked if I would be willing to sort through boxes of old textbooks. It turned out the school was trying to create storage space and had to find a way to get rid of thousands of outdated texts. Knowing I’m a book lover, the principal gave me first pick of anything I wanted. In the process of sorting, I came across dozens of copies of The Environmental Handbook. A quick glance through the yellowed pages and it was apparent I had stumbled onto something of importance. Gathering up these well-used paperbacks, I took them home for further study.
The Environmental Handbook was the official publication of Friends of the Earth, and was specifically prepared for public educators to use during the first Earth Day in 1970. The book’s Foreword stated that this handbook was “to serve as a source of ideas and tactics for the April 22 first annual teach-in on the environmental crisis.” After reading through the 367-page book, it was obvious that the “ideas and tactics” presented were steeped in paganism. The teachings that emanated from this text were nothing more than an indoctrination into Earth-based New Age concepts of politics, religion, social structure, morality, and life ethics. It was an occult smorgasbord aimed at impressionable minds.
The call from The Environmental Handbook was clear: change the present religious, political, and social structures-adapting society to a New Age world-view of nature worship, communistic and socialistic political thinking, deviant family planning practices, and complete earth indoctrination within the education system.
Earth Day’s agenda of nature worship is diametrically opposite to what God’s word tells us. Romans 1:21-25 explicitly states,
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 worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator who is forever praised.
Earth Day offers us, as Christians, a vivid example of the planned “social transformation” which is now taking place in our schools, churches, businesses, and families. God’s word, on the other hand, offers us, as Christians, the sure foundation and guiding light we need in order to navigate our way through this New Age civilization. Romans 8:38-39 assures us that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord.” What a privilege it is to be able to rest on God’s promises!