Mar 28 2000, New Carlisle, OH. USA
One World Worship
Undergirding the UN's quest for "sustainable development"
is a pagan religious world view that is utterly incompatible
with biblical faiths. Known as the "Gaia Hypothesis or the
"Gaian world view, the "UN's pantheist perspective
holds that the earth itself is the deity which we should worship,
and that the UN is the through which the earth goddess will dictate
our forms of devotion. Gaia Atlas of Future Worlds, Dr. Norman
Myers, who has been an adviser to the UN, the World Bank, the
Department, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, sets forth the
basic tenets of the Gaian religion, declaring that there is no
longer any 'we' and 'they.'
For the first time, and for all time, there is only 'us' -
all of us humans, together with all our fellow species and other
members of the Gaian community." Of course,
the "Gaian community" will require a governing ethic
one that teaches, in Myers's words, "a new humanism,
a New World view, a new planetary concern." Ultimately this
would require a UN ministry of religion.
The September/October 1994 issue of The Futurist magazine
reported, "Religions are now headed toward what may 'eventually
form a United Religions Organization (URO), structured in much
the same way as the United Nations and with the same goals."
Once created, the URO would be given the task of creating a "new
covenant' for the planet: "The URO will discern the nature
of that covenant, and with it the responsibilitys, rather
than the rights, of planetary citizenship."
Furthermore, according to Dr. Myers, creation of such [a new
world ethic is no side issue; it is recognized as an imperative
by world institutions" such a United Nations Environmental
Program, which in collaboration with radical environmental groups
created a "world ethic for living sustainably" in 1991.
In that same year, globalist theologian Hans Kung was commissioned
UNESCO to create a "Declaration of a Global Ethic"
which would impose a set of binding commitments upon religious
leaders and institutions.
From Kung's perspective, traditionalist religions have an ethical
obligation to cease to exist. In his 1991 book Global Responsibility:
In Search of a New World Ethic, Kung declared1 "Any form
of ... church conservatism is to be rejected.... To put it
bluntly: No regressive or repressive religion - whether Christian,
Islamic, Jewish or of whatever provenance - has a long-term future."
Furthermore, according to Kung, there will be no room for
religious diversity, because, "If ethics is to function
for the well-being of all, it must be indivisible. The undivided
world increasingly needs an undivided ethic. Postmodern men and
women need common values, goals, ideals, visions."
The crusade on behalf of the "Global Ethic" began in
earnest on January 25, 1993, when a colorful collection of religious
leaders assembled around the "Peace Altar" at the UN's
Temple of Understanding to inaugurate the "Year of Inter-religious
Cooperation and Understanding." Present for that gathering
was Daniel Gomez-Ibanez, a Hindu activist who is a trustee at
the Millennium Institute (MI). Along with MI executive director
Gerald Barney, Gomez-Ibanez helped to organize the 1993 Parliament
of World Religions, at which the "Declaration of a Global
Ethic" was unveiled and signed by scores of religious leaders.
According to Parliament chairman David Ramage, the Global Ethic
document constitutes "an alternative framework for religion
to which people will be held accountable." (Emphasis added.)
The declaration presumes to dictate "an irrevocable, unconditional
norm for all areas of life, for families and communities, for
races, nations and religions."
The document asserts that individual freedom cannot be allowed
except in the context of "global responsibility": "Self-determination
and self-realization are thoroughly legitimate so long as they
are not separated from responsibility for fellow humans and for
the planet Earth." In short, we will be free to do as we
are told to do by a global government. The third of the Global
Ethic's "Irrevocable Directives," a "Commitment
to a culture of tolerance," suggests that religious leaders
who preach "intolerance" (perhaps through theological
debate or by condemning sin) should be punished by the loss of
their congregations: "When [representatives of religion]
stir up prejudice, hatred, and enmity towards those of different
belief, or even incite or legitimate religious wars, they deserve
the condemnation of humankind and the loss of their adherents."
While no sane and sensible person encourages or sustains prejudice,
sane and sensible people should rebel at the thought of an entity
capable of imposing the sanctions implied by this passage.
"Religion Must Die"
As we have seen, Hans Kung, the author of the "Global Ethic,"
candidly admitted that the triumph of the Global Ethic would
mean the end of traditional religion. This prospect was touched
upon by MI executive director Gerald Barney during his keynote
address to the Parliament of World Religions. Barney has served
as a national program director for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
and is a well-connected member of the ecological elite; he is
privy to the privately expressed thoughts of the eco-pagan elite.
Thus it is of tremendous interest that Barney disclosed to the
Parliament of World Religions that "an internationally famous,
highly influential author on sustainable development told me,
'Religion must die. It is the fundamental cause of virtually
all social, economic, and ecological problems and much of the
violence in the world.'"
The only alternative to the destruction of religion, according
to Barney, is the "reinterpretation and even rejection of
ancient traditions and assumptions" and the creation of
a" 'sustainable' faith tradition ~ a faith such that if
everyone adopted and followed it, we would be assured a sustainable,
just, and humane future for earth and her people." Presuming
to speak on behalf of "not just all humans, but on behalf
of the whole community of life," Barney made this demand
of the religious leaders who had gathered at the Parliament:
"Would you devote the next seven years of your lives to
helping all six billion of us humans to learn from each other
and from the earth how to live sustainably, justly, and humanely
on the earth in the next millennium?"
Stated Barney: Over the next [several] years all five billion
of us humans must prepare to die to 20th century ways of thinking
and being.... Every person must learn to think like earth, to
act like earth, to be earth.... As soon as we humans learn to
think like earth, we together will see a new future for earth.
Then we can die in peace, all five billion of us, to our old
ways of thinking. We can cross the waters together. And we can
celebrate earth's safe arrival in a new era in a way that will
be remembered together.
Barney was the lead author of the Global 2000 report for
the Carter Administration; in anticipation of the Parliament
of World Religions, he helped create an updated version of that
document entitled Global 2000 Revisited: What Shall We Do? The
appendix to that report contains an invitation for heads of state
and religious leaders to convene in Thingvellir, Iceland on January
1, 2000. There, in a tent, surrounding a stone altar, the gathered
leaders would present hand-written covenants pledging loyalty
to Gaia. This event would constitute what Barney calls "a
ritual death to and giving up of the old 20th century and its
ways of thinking and being."
Following the 1993 Parliament of World Religions, Ecumenicist
religious leaders wasted no time in the effort to define "authentic"
In December 1994, dozens of prominent religious leaders joined
Paulos Mar Gregorius, former president of the World Council of
Churches, on the banks of the river Ganges to compose the "Rishikesh
Appeal," a document which urged the spiritual "empowerment"
of the UN. According to the Appeal, "The UN should have
a 'Spiritual Cell' with highly evolved individuals of all religions
and cultures in it." These highly evolved masters would
be assisted by "vast armies of spiritual adepts" who
would preside over "multi-religious International Academies"
in every country of the world.
An army of 100,000 "spiritual adepts" attended the
Seventh Conference of World Religions, which was held in Delhi,
India in February 1994. Among the organizers of that event were
former WCC president Mar Gregorius, Karan Singh, president of
the UN's "Temple of Understanding," and Father
Louis Dolan, another organizer of the Parliament of World Religions.
The foot soldiers of "spiritual enlightenment" were
joined by 1,200 religious and political officials from 52 countries.
Also in February 1994, 500 Christian and Jewish clergymen from
90 countries gathered in Jerusalem for the "Religious Leadership
in Secular Society" conference. That conference sought
to indict "fundamentalism" as a global menace.
As summarized by Washington Times reporter Larry Witham, the
consensus of the Jerusalem meeting was that "extremist religion
is on the rise globally in reaction to secularism, demanding
that conventional Judaism, Christianity and Islam provide a better
One prominent religious official told the conference that "authentic
religious leadership has to deal with religious extremism."
This note was taken up by Archbishop of Canterbury George
Carey, who urged leaders of the three monotheistic religions
to "weed out the extremes" from their respective
faiths in the interest of "moderating, whenever possible,
unstable and pathological faith expressions." Archbishop
Carey's preferred illustration of "pathological" faith
was Waco's Branch Davidian sect, which perished as a result of
an unprovoked federal assault.
The UN-sponsored crusade against, "unauthentic" religious
traditions had a discernible impact on U.S. politics in"
1994, when an unprecedented media campaign was mounted against
the "Religious Right." Conservative Christians,
Orthodox Jews, and other "fundamentalists" were demonized
as enemies of "democracy" and "civil liberties."
If "fundamentalism "is" unauthentic," what
religious traditions would the UN deem acceptable? One religious
organization which enjoys the UN's imprimatur is Share International,
a UN-affiliated non-governmental organization whose monthly journal
is published with the assistance of the UN Department of Public
Information. Share International is headed by Benjamin Creme,
a British theosophist who claims to speak on behalf of "Lord
Maitreya," a member of the "Spiritual Hierarchy of
Ascended Masters Creme insists that Maitreya is the Christ"
and is working with other members of the "Spiritual Hierarchy
to bring about the consummation of human evolution.
The December 1994 issue of Share International reports that Maitreya
an his associates are rapidly construction "the One Church
and the New World Religion [which] will gradually emerge as a
mutual tie to unite men with closer bonds." The same
issue contains a warning issued by "The Master" via
Creme: "Very soon now, a most usual event will allow the
world know that the Masters do, indeed exist.... When men see
Maitreya, they know that the time has come to choose to go forward
with Him into a future dazzling in its promise - or to cease
be." If "empowerment" of the UN continues apace,
Creme's threat may become a hideous reality for those refuse
to bend the knee to Gaia and pagan priesthood.
William Norman Grigg, New American April 3, 1995
If you are one of those who dont have time to worry about
the matters of spirit, not to worry, the U.N. is working to take
care of that for you. Living up to its charter to be an
agency of the world it has assigned Donald Keys, President
of Planetary Citizens.. to fade individual worship out and
to replace it with one religion for everyone.
My Keys explains that for all mankind. The United Nations
is the chosen instrument of God. Because of this fact, the world
must come to treasure the soul of the UN. For it is a soul that
is all-loving, all-nourishing and all fulfilling.
In the major cities of the world, temples have already been built
in which to worship the U.N. god. Pictured below is the temple
in the UN building in New York. Without any news coverage similar
temples are being constructed throughout the U.S. [ Futurist
Magazine Volume? Year ? on page 25 ]
The Back Door Approach to Controlling Mankind
Nearly all American Universities offer courses in religious studies.
That used to mean a survey of classified theology. Today, students
can learn to practice any one of the more the 1600 different
Only blocks from City University in New York is the School For
Esoteric Studies. With one of the largest student bodies and
literature clearing houses among religious schools, it works
to proselytize a religion of no religion. The School of Esoteric
Studies exists, according to its brochure, to gather from the
four corners of the globe a New Group Of World Servers. No matter
which field you may be active in, you can be included rather
than separated from the soul of humanity. Men and women who learn
to live in this higher consciousness, in what nation, race, religion,
place, or position may find themselves , inevitably becoming
transmitters of a world vision, dedicated to the well being of
Housed in the high rent district of New Yorks Madison Avenue,
the school is said to be well connected to major capitals world
wide via the United Nations. A close study of its mission
and goals has prompted Dr. Raymond Hawthorn, former Dean of Religious
studies at Grand Rapids School of Theology to question the merging
of world religions. In a recent paper titled Religion and Man,
Dr. Hawthorn took him at what he calls the back door approach
to controlling mankind.
History is replete with example after example of a relentless
struggle between freedom and those forces that would take freedom
captive. Depending on the period of history beginning with the
Byzantine Empire to the western world of the 20th century, there
has never been a period where this struggle was not present and
consuming in terms of economics, education and politics. Whether
one is talking about Buddhism in Japan, Hinduism in India, Islam
in the Middle-East, Christianity, or Judaism, the debate continues
to linger over who worships the real God. Is there any wonder
those who would them would offer everyone a god that all could
Certainly, this is the most logical approach to solving the age
old conflict between religions. Or so they believe. A common
religion seems in the skeletal stages and on the horizon. Its
outline seems Islamic, yet Judeo/Christian. Its themes stress
social justice and a Marxist form of economic equality. The new
religion contends that individuality was born in the dark mind
of the infidel and must be replaced with love for ones
other selves in fellow humans, fish, fowl, mammals and soil.
Like Islam however, it contends that the other major religions
of the world have failed to deal with the increasing inability
to slow the progression of human annihilation. ( Wrong. Jehovahs
Witnesses earth wide are united of all ethnic backgrounds even
in lands were there is racial and ethnic conflicts www.watchtower.org
There is imminent danger in the subtle creation of a god
that has no standards, or standards which will fit everyone.
In such a religion, the release of everyone from basic individual
prerequisite for future chaos.
Dr. Hawthorn shares the view of many Americans who see explained
in the politically correct handwriting on the social wall the
very mixture of religion with the matters of state that the Left
has protested since protesting became popular.
Traditional religious leaders are often stereotyped in the popular
media. Some are even the objects of attack by militant homosexuals
who insist God loves us too. In light of political
correct pressure to socialize their congregations, churches are
adopting a more conciliatory attitude toward everything from
gay marriages, to endorsing riots as a means of effecting social
Most people doubt seriously that there will ever one religion
resembling a cross between Islam and Judeo-Christian principles.
After all, the three religions are said to originate from two
half brothers, Ishmael and Isaac, separated by a cumbersome surrogate
arrangement gone awry.