Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Theology of Global Warming

I believe that people are designed to seek God, but are easily distracted by gods, especially gods who are less demanding and intrusive.

My attention was drawn to comments on the theology of Global Warming in this post.

Mother Earth takes the place of God in the hearts of many environmentalists. She has none of those restrictive social and moral commandments, and a person can feel holier than his neighbor simply by buying a hybrid SUV or putting empty dog food cans into a recycle bin.

So we have the makings of a grand new spiritual movement, where we can individually be as horrible as we want to our fellow human beings (after all, there is no moral right and wrong), but can feel redemption through simple acts of contrition offered to Mother Nature. The moral vacuum has been filled with environmental dogmas.

Nirvana, in such a religion, is a planet where there is no human impact. Few people seem to grasp that that can only be a planet that is empty of humans.

1 comment:

Kobayashi Maru said...

Thanks for the link. Good to make your acquaintance.

When sin=CO2 we are all guilty by breathing. Purifying the planet entails eradicating all life (and sequestering the remains so they don't rot)... sort of like Lenin's tomb in Red Square. Hmm...