All pagan religion, including goddess/Earth worship seeks peace and harmony with nature, thinking that this is the solution to all of humanity’s ills. But it ignores the fact that the problem really lies in the human heart. Trying to save the environment will not save our souls or bring about a utopia.
(Clete Hux – The Aquila Report) “For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather then the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” (Rom. 1:22-23; 25)
It should come as no surprise to the spiritually minded that America has become increasingly pagan over the last few decades. Political correctness, moral relativism, religious pluralism, and dissatisfaction with the Judeo-Christian worldview have helped fan the flames of this religious shift….For some time now, there has been a huge movement of humanity away from the patriarchal God of the Bible towards goddess worship and the worship of creation or Mother Earth. After all, Earth Day has been recognized as a calendar holiday for quite some time.
The basic worldview which has influenced us in this direction is pantheism, the belief that all is God and God is all. It is the teaching that all is divine by nature. This is the worldview of Hinduism. It is also the basis for the New Age Movement and influences the Neo-pagan worldview of Wicca which is based on ancient fertility cults. In ancient Greece, the earth itself was known as the mother of all living things. Gaia, the Greek goddess of the earth, soon became recognized as Mother Earth or Mother Nature.
Ancient religions that worship nature are manifested not only in these specific religious movements like Wicca and the New Age, but have also been profoundly influential in the radical women’s movement and in what could be called the green to extreme ecology movement. In this article I will trace the development of the influence of goddess worship and offer a brief biblical response.