Monday, June 4, 2007

Faith without belief

Climate changeism is recognizable as a religion not only by its outward trappings, although they are legion — spiritualistic exhortations, crusades, proscriptions on behaviours, tithing in the form of offsets and taxes, proselytizing as a condition of adherence, and a hierarchy, implicit at least, of priests as well as layman apologists. But, less materialistically, it is also undeniably a faith — a vain and perverse faith, perhaps, that mankind is at once greater than the world it inhabits and and at the same time too small to adapt to it. Nevertheless, it is still a faith — that catastrophes loom over mankind for the errors of its ways and that an environment that bestows both blessings and catastrophes can be propitiated by new ways, or at least by appropriate sentiments.

Curiously, however, climate changeism is a faith without belief.

See also: Climate changeism: trial by bunkum

4 comments:

Alice the Camel said...

A few weeks ago I was discussing the frenzy that gripped people during the first playing of "War of the Worlds". They couldn't believe it...

Then they went back to doing their climate change homework.

Alice the Camel said...

"They" being the teenagers I was working with. Long day.

Elaine Murray said...

I get a kick out of how the mainstream religions are all clamoring to get a piece of the global warming pie. They must be booting themselves in the ass that they didn't think of it sooner.

Mainstream religions were slow to start, but they have warmed up to global warming so to speak. The control they can have over their flocks by calling forth a thunderstorm or two will be something to behold.

They must be licking their chops, all those glowtards, all that money and control.

I wonder if it would be possible to get a government grant to study church attendance during this global warming hysteria movement. The politics of fear are something that really interest me.

John Nicklin said...

The Church of Deep Ecology, unfortunately it has nothing to do with ecology or saving the planet, just another fervent evaneglistic movement here to tell us how to think.

The discussion going on at the Moonbattery on this topic is interesting.