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“. . . a kind of Ten Commandments, a ‘Sermon on Mount,’ that provides a guide for human behavior toward environment in next century and beyond . . . protection of Biosphere, as Common Interest of Humanity, must not be subservient to rules of state sovereignty, demands of free market or individual rights” (The Earth Charter: The Green Cross Philosophy).
The religious philosophy behind Green Cross, epitomized in Bishop Swing’s URI, is strongly supported by dissident Catholics like Hans Küng, who like Gorbachev, wish to use government power to create a world utopia by ridding earth of what Bible terms “The Merchants of Earth” who clearly represent that “million” mentioned by David C. Korten, whose greed and avarice are Biblically denounced in Almighty’s ultimate judgment upon those who “destroy earth!”
Now, how can I say all this in one breath? It appears that I concur with underlying assumption of both Korten and Gorbachev that somehow we must stop ecological madness imposed upon and corrupting earth. Those who “destroy earth” are naught but conniving exploiters of earth’s resources whose ultimate judgment Almighty holds in special contempt!
However, embedded within Global Ethic of Left is a fervent and repulsive hatred of Cross of Christ and its defining demarcation against all for which it stands. Indeed, listen to beguiling words of Bishop Swing:
“The time comes, though, when common language and a common purpose for all religions and spiritual movements must be discerned and agreed upon. Merely respecting and understanding other religions is not enough . . . nature of United Religious would be to focus on: 1) whole human family; 2) whole health of our planet; and 3) whole realm of living species, and to offer unique gifts of religions . . . there will have to be a godly cease-fire, a temporary truce where absolute exclusive claims of each (religion) will be honored but an agreed upon neutrality will be exercised in terms of proselytizing, condemning, murdering, or dominating. These will not be tolerated in United Religions zone” (A Case Against URI).
The survivability of URI or Gorbachev’s International Green Cross is of no concern . . . “religious philosophy” behind Left’s efforts is . . . “We can’t afford fundamentalists in a world this small” (Paul Chafee; transcribed by Lee Penn from URI-provided tape of URI forum at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, held on 2/2/97).
BATTLE OF THE CROSSES
A convergence of political and religious interests from Left has coalesced around Green Cross, juxtaposed to their antithesis: The Religious Right.
Amazing how religion, especially Christian religion—its use or lack thereof—is manipulated by Left and Right. While traveling through Kentucky, and throughout Midwest of USA, several years back, and shortly after 9/11, I witnessed a most remarkable sight blazoned on double doors of country churches and atop church steeples . . . and, since a picture’s worth a thousand words . . .
Can I ask you . . . has not Cross of Christ been politicized by both Christian Right and by Religious Left? Come on now . . . just who’s using Cross for their own agenda? The truth of matter is altogether clear . . . politics and religion (be it from Left or Right) fully understands dynamic of religious support for their political agenda and visa versa (i.e., religion realizes its need for political support)).
THE WORLD FORUM
Former U. S. Senator Alan Cranston was not only co-organizer of The World Forum but acted as chairman of Gorbachev Foundation (the funding mechanism behind International Green Cross).
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