The fact tat our government simply bands scientists that do not make for good PR or agree with the status quo, has convinced me that the environmental movement has become a massive world wide cult. I live in Texas and there are just not that many people who are militantly enforcing petty environmental rules, but they exist. Most people I know are Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, or some other tax defered religious affiliation. Now, there is another religion to add to the list. Environmentalism. The word has been used in my presence and I didn't even notice it's ascendancy to a religion.
|The really important aspect the Global Warming story isn’t the subject matter — whether or not humans are heating the Earth to death — but the process through which the findings are reached. It goes right to the heart of what it means to know something. Whatever one may think about AGW, ’science’ that excludes views on the basis of not being “helpful” looks suspiciously like a process of fitting the evidence to the desired conclusion. It should be the other way around. When this fundamental is abandoned, knowledge is replaced by belief and science is supplanted by theology.|
Richard Fernandez is an amazing blogger. He gets it. He is intelligent and on occasion eloquent.
That said, I've been waiting for someone to call Environmentalism a cult. The article does nearly that. I do it here. Green is great, but if you call yourself an atheist and you think All Gore is cooler than Jesus, you are the blissful member of a cult. Get out of it, or get over it.