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Arm Yourself and Your Friends Against the Fatal Cult of Anti-Humanism!

by E. Calvin Beisner
February 20, 2013

“In the event that I were reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”—Prince Philip of England, patron of the World Wildlife Fund, environmentalist

“World population must be stabilized, and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”—Jacques Cousteau, famous oceanographer, producer of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau, environmentalist

“A total population of 250–300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”—Ted Turner, founder of CNN, patron of the United Nations Foundation, environmentalist

“… my chief quarrel with DDT, in hindsight, is that it has greatly added to the population problem” by saving millions of lives—Alexander King, founder of the Club of Rome, environmentalist

Humans “are a plague on the earth” and “behind every threat [to wildlife] is the frightening explosion in human numbers.”—Sir David Attenborough, documentary filmmaker behind Life on Earth and many more, senior manager at BBC, environmentalist

We have grown in number to the point where our presence is perceptibly disabling the planet like a disease.”—James Lovelock, originator of the Gaia hypothesis, author of Ages of Gaia and The Revenge of Gaia, environmentalist

Think such views are only at the lunatic fringe of the environmental movement? Think again.

Every person quoted here is highly respected in the mainstream environmental movement. And the litany could go on and on. Biologist Paul Ehrlich calls people, in his book titles, The Population Bomb and The Population Explosion and compares us with cancer. Demographer Kingsley Davis, who coined the term “population explosion,” calls us the “population plague.” Prominent Associated Press environmental reporter Seth Borenstein calls us “people pollution.”

With such attitudes toward people dominant among leading environmentalists, it’s no wonder that environmental organizations have become notorious for trampling on people’s rights to life, liberty, and property.

Whether by driving indigenous peoples off their native lands (killing some Ugandans and Hondurans, among others) to form nature preserves or plant “carbon offsets,” letting malaria kill 1 million people a year, or using compulsory sterilization and forced abortions to fight population growth, as China has done with its one-child policy and President Obama’s science advisor John Holdren has recommended, environmentalism as a whole—regardless of exceptions among individual environmentalists—has earned the name “fatal cult of anti-humanism,” as Robert Zubrin put it in the subtitle of Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Anti-Humanism.

The Green movement’s anti-humanism doesn’t spring from a vacuum. It’s rooted in the environmentalists’ dominant worldviews, theologies, and ethics, which affect both their identification of environmental problems and the solutions they offer—and, all too often, infect even Christian environmentalists’ thinking.

That’s why it’s so important for you to help your friends recognize and understand environmentalism and its alternative, godly dominion. And you can do that by giving or lending them our 13-part, 4-DVD series Resisting the Green Dragon and James Wanliss’s outstanding book Resisting the Green Dragon: Dominion, Not Death.

The Bible teaches that we are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26–27), crowned with glory and honor (Psalm 8:5), and given dominion, as God’s representatives, over the Earth (Genesis 1:28).

Rather than embracing environmentalism’s misanthropy, we should celebrate people. Not the population bomb, but the population bloom; not people pollution but the people solution; not the human cancer but the human answer!

Your purchase of Resisting the Green Dragon not only helps you learn these lessons and share them with your friends but also, like your generous tax-deductible donations, supports the Cornwall Alliance financially.