November 4, 2009
"Greenism" a new religion?Topics: Global Warming, International News, Political News and commentaries
It appears that "Greenism" is now officially a religion of believers in man-made climate change, at least in the nutty opinion of a landmark decision in the UK:
[...] "a belief in man-made climate change ... is capable, if genuinely held, of being a philosophical belief" akin to religion. This judgment means a company must not discriminate against someone because of their deeply-held environmental convictions. So no more jokes about the office hippy at the sustainable water-cooler then.As nutty as this sounds, Michael Gilchrist noted back in March 2008 that nowhere today is the human race's tendency to follow fashion, regardless of facts or social and economic realities, more evident than in the remarkable manner in which the "truth" of man-made global warming is being embraced with an almost religious fervour by politicians, journalists and (even) some Christian leaders. In his short piece at AD2000 he cautioned that it is one thing to be sensitive to sensible measures to reduce or eliminate local air and water pollution, protect endangered species or to look for alternative forms of energy, but we should be careful to keep these separate from any Green "religion." Clearly, the UK court failed to be able to discern the difference.
So what the hell will the nutty European socialists come up with next?
Posted by Abdul at November 4, 2009 2:10 PM
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