Strange things seem to be happening within the Catholic Church. Earlier today we reported about the San Jose bishop calling his parishioners to participate in the Earth Hour and "reduce our climate change impact". In the Philippines the Catholic Bishops´ Conference appears to have adopted a new deity, Mother Earth:
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) called on Filipinos to take part in the global campaign to combat climate change and promote energy conservation.
In a release, CBCP’s Commission on Youth (ECY) executive secretary Fr. Conegundo Garganta urged Filipinos, specially the youth to observe the Earth Hour on March 31, 2012 (Saturday).
Meanwhile, the cleric also urged young Filipinos to join the “I Will If You Will” campaign, wherein ECY will change its office light bulbs to compact fluorescent lights if others will switch off their lights on March 31.
“This campaign empowers people to share to the world their own personal contribution on how they can willingly do ways to save Mother Earth,” added Garganta.
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The fundamentalists of the global environmentalist religion centered on Gaia worship and the uniting of all life forms around the goddess of "Mother Earth" certainly welcome the catholic bishops of the Philippines to their ranks, but one wonders whether the Vatican gives blessing to such a move?