Environmentalism and Religion

cartoon caveman iceage endingIt’s Wisconsin in the spring, so when someone tells you that the planet is warming up and that global warming is real, you just have to take it on faith. Nothing in your own experience could tell you that it’s getting hotter every year. And there’s no way for you to find out for yourself. You can’t possibly amass enough data to personally verify the existence of global warming. You just have to believe. It’s what we’re all told. Just believe it.

More than just believe it, though. Change your ways. Your carbon footprint is a selfish reflection of your ego. If human beings don’t turn from their wicked ways, bad things will happen. You remember Hurricane Sandy? We brought that on ourselves. Selfish, greedy humans are ignoring the very earth that gave them life. If we don’t change our ways, we will all be doomed to a tragic end.

Does anyone notice the parallels between religion and environmentalism? The similarities are striking. These four points, for example, apply to both:
1. Love and fear your creator.
2. Go and make believers of all nations.
3. Unbelievers are blinded by their own selfishness and will not listen to proof.
4. We must convince the world to change its behavior or we will all be doomed.

Any religion begins with the notion that we must love and fear our creator. And that is exactly what we get from environmentalists. Their love for Mother Earth is matched only by their constant fear that some horrible natural disaster is on the horizon.

Next, any religion worthy of the name has an element of proselytizing to it. “Go and make disciples of all nations,” Jesus told his disciples. That was sort of like Al Gore’s ability to get every science teacher to show “An Inconvenient Truth” in their classroom, or the way that National Geographic magazine is no longer about geography, but only about proving global warming.

Then there is the most frustrating reaction to all that religious fervor – the way that unbelievers persist in not believing despite the most obvious proofs. Environmentalists are still getting used to this affront, but Christians have been dealing with it for millennia. The miracles attending Christianity are too numerous to mention. Aquinas’ five proofs for God cannot be logically refuted. The sun danced at Fatima in the middle of a downpour and thousands of people and hundreds of television cameras were there to record it. Yet, people still don’t become Christians. We know how those global warming scientists feel.

Then comes the ugly part. We get to that moment when people won’t listen to truth – so you force them to change their ways. This was the Spanish Inquisition, right? And it’s at the heart of the battle over abortion. One side says “Don’t force your beliefs on me.” The other says, “But it’s not just a belief, it’s a fact.”

As environmentalism becomes the new religion, one can already begin to see it warming up to its own inquisition. People won’t believe, so we’ll make them change. Watch your carbon footprint, or they will watch it for you. What kind of light bulbs did you buy? Did you really need that SUV? Are you still using chemicals on your lawn?

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    GR82DRV

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    I’m glad this article came around to the “Inquisition”, one of the most disturbing aspects of the religion. Ironic that the Spanish Inquisition sought among other things to censor modern science.

    Another notable abuse of religion involved Pope Leo X and his acolyte John Tetzel selling indulgences for forgiveness of sins in 1521, leading to the Protestant Reformation. Today Al Gore and his business partners are selling carbon credits and enriching themselves in nearly identical fashion. -just one more parallel.

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      Gator

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      The Spanish Inquisition was initiated by the Spanish royals, whose only claim to power came ‘from God’. Therefore, anyone who was not a ‘Christian’, was a threat to their claim to the throne.

      Our modern Inquisition is no different, in that ‘heretics’ threaten the power of the establishment.

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    Amber

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    Take the money out and scary global warming industry collapses. Religion is less about the money but the parallel is definitely there .

    Former IPCC Chair parting resignation letter last month following allegations of work place sexual harassment describes how protecting the earth was a religion to him .

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    GR82DRV

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    Al Gore tries to sell carbon credits like indulgences to environmental sin for true believers but the scam should be obvious on another level too.

    In this case, he/they invent the disease and offer to sell the cure at the same time. Anyone old enough to remember the script from [i]The Music Man[/i] knows how con man Harold Hill convinces the town folk, [i]”Well, ya got trouble, my friend, right here, I say, trouble right here in River City!”[/i]
    …and then he proceeds to sell them the “cure”.

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    Amber

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    The Chicago Climate Exchange was sold and then promptly tanked . If you bought that pig in poke your shareholders would be rightfully
    asking what the !@#$ did you just do ?

    Is it any wonder that Obama /Gore have dusted off the old carbon tax /put a price on
    carbon dioxide theme when the political damage will be worn by the Democrat
    Party ?

    Nothing gets do in the USA these days because it seems there is no genuine interest to do the best for the citizens by both parties .

    Now Obama is pushing an agenda that tramples all over the core support of the Democrats . Team player …NOT.

    Have a hurricane ? …don’t call us unless you have played ball with us on our carrot and stick agenda .

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      Gator

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      That’s just Skeeter showing his compassion for the poor, once again.

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    GR82DRV

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    Religion-

    Religion is an expression of faith.
    Religion is man’s feeble and often failed attempt to comprehend faith.
    Awareness of faith is a part of the human condition.
    Faith abhors a vacuum.
    People will naturally seek to replace acknowledged faith (religion) with a surrogate.

    And so it is with many in the AGW crowd. Having been tragically taught that science and faith are incompatible, many on the left have simply created their own neo-religion – [i]man made global warming[/i].

    The difference for those of us with acknowledged religious faith is that we don’t seek to justify our faith [i]with[/i] or [i]as[/i] science. It is faith [i]because[/i] it can’t be explained through science as we know it, and we don’t pretend as such. Likewise, we are not threatened when someone questions our faith, in fact, we should welcome it.

    It would be nice if the church of MMGW would reciprocate by welcoming those with doubt.

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