Stephen Schneider reveals false reporting of climate industrial complex.
Stephen Schneider reveals false reporting of climate industrial complex.

Environmentalism Dominated by Unwitting Religiosity

by Lewis Loflin

Environmentalism as Religion - Unwitting religiosity makes the environmental movement less effective. Posted August 14, 2020 by John A. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of psychology at Pennsylvania State University.

That suggestion was borne out yesterday when I listened to a podcast in which Michael Shermer interviewed environmentalist Michael Shellenberger. During the podcast, Shellenberger made a point that had occurred to me long ago: Environmentalism has become a substitute religion for many atheists, agnostics, and other non-religious. It allows us to be part of something larger than ourselves that gives our life meaning.

But then Shellenberger made a more specific claim that hit me like a bolt of lightning: Those most passionate environmentalists have, probably unwittingly, incorporated imagery from Christianity about the ancient past and the distant future. From Genesis, they have borrowed the myth of the Garden of Eden, when the world was in balance and harmony before humans began misbehaving.

These environmentalists idealize nature as a system of beauty, peace, and harmony that humans have only recently begun to destroy with technology. This mythical view ignores the devastation of the environment by indigenous peoples as well as the brutal conflicts within and between pre-human species.


Definition of pseudo-religion as used on this website: a philosophy or non-theistic belief system(s) that carry the emotional force and outlook of a religion. Relying largely on emotion a "believer" displays narrow-mindedness and dogmatic thinking equal to the worse religious fundamentalist. They can be just as intolerant of dissent attacking opponents as deniers, etc. They wrap their "belief" in false authority, scientific jargon, government agencies, etc. "Belief" becomes interchangeable with "faith."

"Religion" to me is a system of thought, not a particular belief. See My Answer to a Secular Fundamentalist

The earth was not created in 1979. There are extensive historical records, hundreds of years of thermometer records, mountains of proxy, and other data under the study of earth science.

Using "climate change" as a backdoor path to fascism and socialism will not be tolerated.

Rewriting and altering earlier data with computer modeling is unacceptable; it is scientific fraud. Science has nothing to do with social, racial, spiritual, or anything related to one's feelings.

Yes, reduce the use of fossil fuels and protect wildlife and habitat. Nature-centered spiritualism is unacceptable in public policy and violates the separation of religion and state.

Religious fundamentalists read their "faith" into every event and reference the faith to control culture, economics, and personal behavior.

Christians will read the New Testament into the Old Testament as proof that their version of reality is true. Never mind that objectively, as written, there is no support for their religious dogma.

Race and anthropogenic climate change are interpreted into every facet of reality like Jesus was with the Old Testament, even when contradicted or disproven by simple rational reading of the text. Those "deniers" were burned at the stake.

"Whiteness" is a racial slur concocted by post-modernist and leftwing racists. Whiteness is used in the same context as "Jewishness" by the Nazi socialists under Hitler. This racist term has degenerated into genocidal undertones.

Transphobia does not exist because "transgenderism" does not exist. It is an irrational "construct" of post-modernism. There are only two genders based solely on DNA and biology. Gender is immutable.

Islamophobia and other assorted "phobias" do not exist, just more slurs to silence needed discussions. We have every right in America to criticize or scrutinize any religion or philosophy. That is called free speech.

Typical Climate Hype

The Canberra Times Sep. 26, 1988, Threat to islands

MALE, Maldives: A gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years, according to authorities. The Environmental Affairs Director, Mr Hussein Shi said an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) in the next 20 to 40 years could be "catastrophic" for most islands, which were no more than a meter above sea level. The United Nations environment Project was planning a study of the problem. But the end of the Maldives and its 200,000 people could come sooner if drinking water supplies dry up by 1992, as predicted. — AFP

Objective reality:

Using rich collections of Landsat imagery, this study analyses changes in land area on 221 atolls in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Results show that, between 2000 and 2017, the total land area on these atolls has increased by 61.74 km2 (6.1 %) from 1007.60 km2 to 1069.35 km2.

Since 2000, the Maldives have added 37.50 km2 of land area, while 16.57 km2 of new islands have appeared within the South China Seas Spratly and Paracel chains.

This wasn't supposed to happen.


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Definition of irrationalism - a system of belief or action that disregards or contradicts rational principles.

If one believes gender is not based on biology, you are mentally ill and irrational. Just so you understand:

Definition of a women: adult biological female.

Definition of a man: adult biological male.

This fact of biology is immutable, can't be changed regardless of surgery, drugs, or social science babble.

An ignorant Federal judge has proclaimed gender dysphoria, a mental illness, is a new protected class.

The same crazies promoting transgender mythology are demanding we refer to pedophiles (child molesters) as "minor attracted people."

They too will become another protected class while we mutilate and drug children for them to prey on.

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