Pachamama is not just “Mother Earth.” The literal translation of Pachamama is “World Mother.”
Who is your real Mother – Mother Earth or Our Lady?
Who did Christ give to John (Jn 19:27) as our Mother?
Answer these questions for yourself and you will know in your heart of hearts what you truly believe.
They have no knowledge those who carry about their wooden idols, and keep on praying to a god that cannot save. There is no other god besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is no one besides Me (Is 45: 20-21).
Pachamama is neither “neutral” nor “inculturation.” It is the sacrificial goddess of Machu Picchu, the new female version of the ever-ancient Ba’al.
If you venerate or worship Pachamama, especially with the ‘prayer’ shown to the left, you are committing idolatry and violating the First Commandment.
Pachamama is a material object that cannot fulfill any requests made to it. Only the One, True God can answer your prayers; the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Nothing else can, no matter how much you try.
There is one Creator: God the Father. Him, we worship and adore, with every fiber of our being, through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit. No one else do we give absolute worship; only the Most Holy Trinity.
We give relative worship to the icons of God and His saints. No one else do we give this kind of worship.
The earth, created and given to us by God to live on and sustain us, is not God. It is not even a god. It deserves care. Being a material object, not a Divine Person, it has no entitlement to relative worship or absolute worship.
To loudly and proudly proclaim that, in 25 years, you have never baptized an indigenous person who is formally unbaptized, and would not do so if asked, is to loudly and proudly proclaim that (1) you believe such souls belong to you (they do not) and (2) you believe none of them deserve to have restored within them the likeness of God (who are you to judge?).
True cultural and colonial oppression.
The following words of Christ, the Lord, apply:
You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to (Mt 23:13).