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S: Gaia: Western Religions Class

BC: Treasure it.

FC: Gaia

1: Sarah McCall Nov 3, 2011 Western Religions Mr. Dann

4: History: What is it? | A revival of Paganism | Combination of: science, paganism, eastern mysticism, and feminism

5: Gaia | a spirit goddess that sustains life on Earth named after Gaia, the Greek goddess once believed to have drawn the living world forth from Chaos

6: James Lovelock | Founder of Gaia Hypothesis - * Living organism & inorganic material a part of a dynamic system that share Earth's biosphere | Helper of | The atmosphere, oceans, climate and crust of the Earth's surface are regulated at a state of comfort for life because of the behavior of living organisms

8: Belief Statement: | "We are an integral part of Nature, which we cherish, revere and preserve in all its magnificent beauty and diversity. We strive to live in harmony with Nature locally and globally. We acknowledge the inherent value of all life, human and non-human, and treat all living beings with compassion and respect."

10: The Sacred: | Gaia/Earth

11: Beliefs: | All lifeforms a part of Gaia | Earth is a self-evolving, self-regulating living organism | Reduce child production = reduce CO2 | Opposition of Christianity | Protect the Earth instead of abusing it

12: Human Nature | Evolution - evolve to survive work as part of the environment of Gaia

13: Evil & Sin | Don't abuse the Earth | Don't pollute the Earth | RECYCLE | Sin and Evil interfere with society | Polluting brings about punishment (i.e. disease, climate chnage/global warming)

14: The Afterlife | Doesn't focus on the afterlife Life now is more important then an imaginary afterlife

15: Moral Code | Nothing specific about Moral Code | Protect the environment

16: Bad bad

17: Goal: | Unite World under Gaian Religion; World Pantheism Protect the Earth

18: Holidays, Rituals & Practices | Nothing specific | Participate in the holidays one wants to Just protect the environment

20: Important Figures in Gaia | Al Gore

21: James Lovelock

22: Dr. David Suzuki

23: Dr. Paul Harrison, Founder/President of United Nations Environmental Programme

26: Citations: http://contenderministries.org/UN/gaia.php http://www.pantheism.net/earth.htm | Images from Google Images

27: Who said the Earth was our slave? | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVaIodNJNco

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  • Title: Gaia: The Religion
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