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 UN Global Warming conference begins with prayer to pagan gods...

By Juliet Eilperin
Climate Change News Blog
3 December 2010

With United Nations climate negotiators facing an uphill battle to advance their goal of reducing emissions linked to global warming, it's no surprise that the woman steering the talks appealed to a Mayan goddess Monday.

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you -- because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools."

She called for "a balanced outcome" which would marry financial and emissions commitments from industrialized countries aimed at combating climate change with "the understanding of fairness that will guide long-term mitigation efforts."

"Excellencies, the goddess Ixchel would probably tell you that a tapestry is the result of the skilful interlacing of many threads," said Figueres, who hails from Costa Rica and started her greetings in Spanish before switching to English. "I am convinced that 20 years from now, we will admire the policy tapestry that you have woven together and think back fondly to Cancun and the inspiration of Ixchel."

Delegates from 193 countries are gathered in Cancun for the two-week meeting, which kicked off today at 10:20 a.m. local time, or 11:20 a.m. Eastern. Mexican President Felipe Calderon, a major proponent of action on climate change, attended the opening.

Two weeks from now, we'll have a sense of whether Ixchel -- and the delegates -- were listening to Figueres's appeal.


 2010/12/3 19:42Profile

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 Re: UN Global Warming conference begins with prayer to pagan gods...

As revolting as that sounds, I'm sure she was actually just making a cultural play based on location. Politicians do the same things with Jesus's name as well. They're not literally praying to anyone. They're seeking favor in line with the local demographic to sound relevant and profound. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.

 2010/12/3 21:40Profile

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And I feel they mean what they say. How better to hide - in plain sight? If it quacks like a duck, it is probably a duck.

On things that are offensive to God, I bristle with righteous anger.

I had just read that news article and was pondering if I should post about it here. I am glad someone did.

I do not doubt their intentions? They are already sacrificing living children to their heathen gods. That is what abortion is actually. The UN is all for destroying the family as God outlines for us in His Holy Bible.

white stone


 2010/12/3 22:45Profile

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