For instance, at some Earth Day celebrations, you will find New Age crystals for people to “channel” through, and material can be found on how to worship “Mother Earth.” For many people, this day is really a religious service for the New Age movement (and it’s often based on evolutionary thinking). While we may be responsible for caring for the earth, we are not to worship it but to use it for man’s good—and to God’s glory.
Religion by definition being related to culture and belief, with both simplified and intangible human concepts, there are and will continue to be many currents, just as within a major religion there always were splinter groups and a variety of personal approaches. New Age is much less definable than Christianity, but sure, like with it, some may feel comfort in fantasy that involve objects of the world. These statements may point at the inability to deal with that fact, the need to claim that yours is somehow the right or superior one, despite the lack of evidence for that. Since you're often attempting to demonize actual evidence-based knowledge like science, to deny the discovery that we have evolved, you're also promoting a false balance there: concepts like the great chain of being or the migration of souls and reincarnation may be inspired by evolutionary ideas but are not biology. Biology makes none of those claims and does not need to encourage the worshipping of anything, just like it does not support eugenism and Social Darwinism.
When people reject God’s Word, the redefine what God defined. Instead of many taking dominion over the creation, they make the creation have dominion over man!
Christians and even evangelicals are very divided themselves over this. Groups will commonly quote mine a few verses from ancient human tradition, about shepherding Earth or its possible eventual destruction. Let's see a few from mythology: Genesis 1:25 (man expected dominion over animals), Genesis 2:15 (Adam was to tend the Earth), Genesis 9:11 (Earth and creatures supposedly shoudn't be pestered to death "anymore" by a flood, or by divinity, whatever). Also from Jewish tradition, Ecclesiastes 1:4 (people come and go but Earth "remains forever"). Nothing of that seems particularly convincing or divinely inspired or authoritative to me. Some is from legend, the last is a generalized constatation that humans and their affairs are subject to change, something anyone can notice.
The founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson, believed: “The fate of the living planet is the most important issue facing mankind.” In reality, the most important issue facing mankind is that everybody needs to recognize their sin and need for salvation in Jesus Christ.
It's an easily verified fact that without a livable environment survival is threatened. It happens everyday on a small scale and could certainly happen on a massive scale. There's no evidence of any divine intervention thoughout history for reasonable people to abandon any efforts to improve the situation, knowing that only human action could lead to any result. Your sin story is also nonsense that won't convince me to leave reason behind.
Also, the fate of the planet is, ultimately, not in the hands of mankind.
Contradicted by an aforementioned verse. But yes, you'll find many contradictions in scripture, that people conveniently quote mine from for their argument of the moment.
We care for the creation
Yet you advocate not to care for it. As contradictory as scripture, it seems.
And we need to be reminded that God won’t allow man to destroy the earth, but God will do that at the time He has appointed.
Again, no evidence of magic Earth protection. Weren't you arguing against magic thinking earlier?
“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22)
It means nothing but that ancient humans knew there were seasons and a time to harvest, etc. They knew that before writing was invented. The oldest known Abahamic writing might date to around 1400BCE, most is younger than 900BC and some older semitic writings we know of go back to around 2100BC. There's evidence of serious agriculture going back to 10K BCE, long before Judaism.
One of the prominent debates in regard to the earth today concerns climate change.
Some real debates on how to solve the situation, no real debate about that it's happening, but plenty of uncertainty disinformation.
Christians need to know how to look at the earth and deal with various questions, such as climate change, through the lens of the Bible.
That's nonsense, your texts were written by people ignorant of science or of our current actual challenges. Avoid appealing to false "authorities".
For instance, whether one is a Christian or non-Christian, or even a creationist or evolutionist, all people can legitimately believe that over various times of earth’s history, the climate has changed and will continue to do so.
May begin to make sense. But again, not a belief, just a fact.
And certainly, Noah’s Flood, which generated the ice-age after the Flood caused considerable climate change that affects us to this day.
Appeal to mythology that never happened. No mention of ice ages in the Bible either. Irrelevant.
If people reject the bible’s history concerning the fall and the Flood, they will not interpret what is happening on this earth correctly. Thus they will make wrong decisions that affect the quality of life for humans.
So your goal is to mislead appealing to false authorities. Misconstrue myth as history, pretend that it's particularly relevant today. Which makes me question weither you really want people to make good "decisions that affect the quality of life for humans". Plus, there's plenty of evidence that you're not a good example to follow...