Sunday, July 21, 2013


Rudd's resurgence to skittle Greens
Just 4 per cent of the 55-and-overs would vote Green.
Climate change shown in St. Croix art and science exhibit |
Challenges and potential impacts of climate change will be illustrated in an exhibit at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wis.: “Legacies and Paradise Lost? Climate Change in the Northwoods and Beyond.”
Michael Crichton, 2003: Environmentalism is a religion
Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it's a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.

There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs, imbibe.

Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsday---these are deeply held mythic structures.

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