From Climate Depot:
Gore preaches climate urgency at seminary: Allowing global warming is ‘Heaping contempt upon God’s creation’
Gore preached about his views on how we should treat the Earth based on Biblical concepts. “Being given dominion does not mean that we have been given a license to exploit for the purposes of satisfying our own green passions or desires without respecting the integrity of God’s creation,” Gore said.
He called the climate change issue an “unprecedented assault’ upon the Earth.
“If the purpose of life is to glorify God in the way we live our life. It is inconsistent with that mandate and purpose to heap contempt on God’s creation,” Gore said.
Catholics are being asked to join in:
Cardinal Dolan urges Catholics to join People’s Climate March: ‘It would be wonderful if there were a strong Catholic presence at the march, to indicate our prayerful support of God’s creation’
Even the Huffington Post is in on the act.
Green Jesus. That is the image that now greets visitors to the Huffington Post Religion page at the very top. If you think that the Huffington Post has an agenda it is pushing, you would be correct. A total of seven stories are devoted to the topic of global warming in general and Sunday’s “People’s Climate March NYC” in particular.
In fact, I think this is global warming alarmism “coming out” with what it really is, and always has been: a religious cult. It’s just a religious cult that hides behind the language of science, a religious cult that pretends to be science.
Antismoking healthism is no different. That’s a religious cult too. In fact it’s the same religious cult as global warming alarmism. Both are pushing fear and guilt and remorse and sackcloth and ashes.
It’s just that the puritanical religious underpinning has been hidden. The monks and priests and preachers have been replaced by “experts” and “scientists”. And the Bible has been replaced by “peer-reviewed studies.” And the Devil is now carbon dioxide and tobacco smoke.
It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. All my life, I’ve been watching friends of mine being sucked into one cult or other. It started with the Beatles guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and grew and multiplied from there. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was another guru. Subud had yet another guru. And so on. There seem to have been literally hundreds of these cults over the past 50 years.
It seems to have been the consequence of some sort of spiritual vacuum, some profound loss of confidence, that sent millions of people looking for someone – anyone – to tell them what to believe, what to think, how to live.
And while most of these cults were peripheral to the main culture, and posed little threat to it, sooner or later one was bound to appear that absorbed more or less the entire culture into itself – including science, the universities, the media, and the political class. And that’s what global-warming-healthism seems to be. And it’s as if half the world has signed up to Scientology or something.
Somehow or other, I’ve been immune to all of them. I never joined any. Not even for half an hour. I’ve never felt any need to find someone to tell me what to believe, what to think, or how to live. I’ve doggedly stuck to trying to figure things out for myself. I’ll happily listen to other people, but then I’ll decide for myself whether I think they’re right or wrong.
The end will come, I hope, much like it did in Quatermass and the Pit, after half of London had been driven mad by the titanic Martian vision triggered by the disinterment of an alien spaceship under Hobbs Lane, until Professor Quatermass bravely….
Well, you’ll have to watch, won’t you? (It’s the 6-part 1958 TV version that scared the wits out of me.)