Here are two headlines juxtaposed at today's Amazon.ca:
Celebrate Our Mother Earth and Save up to 39%
Mother's Day is May 13th.
I'm not sure if the two sentiments are connected. Does this mean that Earth Day falls on May 13th this year?
"Celebrate Our Mother Earth" -- it's almost creepy, in a pagan worship kind of way.
I realize that "Mother Nature" is just one of those dodges -- like the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause -- that the unregenerate mind uses to slip around and avoid Godthought, and I know it is considered acceptable to talk about Mother Nature in a way that "Celebrate Our Creator's World" would not be, but still, "Our Mother Earth" makes me uneasy.
It's almost like creeping paganism right out of the book of Romans -- "rejecting worship of the Creator, they worship the creation".
Christians need to resist such notions, and to think, and speak, in Christian thought-forms.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.