From the July, 1997 issue of the newsletter
"The Greening of the Cross"
Carl Sagan, the recently deceased high priest of cosmos worship, declared that "any efforts to safeguard and cherish the environment need to be infused with a vision of the sacred." What could an atheist have meant by "sacred"? Ten years earlier he had said, "If we must worship a power greater than ourselves, does it not make sense to revere the Sun and stars?"
No, it does not. Reverence does not pertain to things but to persons. To reverence the impersonal creation instead of the personal God who created us is a perversion designed for escaping moral accountability to the Creator. God indicts those who worship the creation instead of its Creator (Rom:1:18-23); and warns of the corruption of morals and behavior which results (24-32).