Scientology founder Elron Hubbard: “You want to get rich, start a religion.”
Christian churches merge with the Holy Church of Gaia. The two religions were always close, now they’ve joined forces.
From the U.S. to the UK to the Vatican, global warming activism has become part of the religious conversation.
Carbon fasting in the U.S.
For years, some U.S. Christians have been doing what they call a “carbon fast” for Lent — the period between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. During this time, thousands of people make an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, whether it’s driving less or not investing in hydrocarbon fuels. New England Regional Environmental Ministries (NEREM) launched the effort in 2011. The goal of the “carbon fast” is to wean people off carbon dioxide-intensive goods and foods in order to stem global warming. Rev. Dr. Jim Antal is one of the founders of NEREM and currently writes daily messages to thousands of carbon fasters around the globe about how to lower their carbon footprint and be one with the climate.
Is global warming a “great demon”?
The Church of England says it is and has promised to divest itself of hydrocarbon fuels as a last resort in order to help cut Britain’s carbon dioxide emissions.
[C]alls for divestment were echoed by Bishop Steven Croft of Sheffield who called global warming “a giant evil; a great demon of our day.” “Its power is fed by greed, blindness and complacency in the present generation, and we know that this giant wreaks havoc through the immense power of the weather systems, which are themselves unpredictable,” Croft said. The Church of England has so far not divested of hydrocarbons, but has said it’s still committed to tackling global warming.
Self-sacrifice, rigid dogma, moral superiority, persecution of heretics, impending doom and salvation through worship of the one true god, Mother Gaia. Nothing new here, it’s just amusing to see the Christian orthodoxy, its, numbers dwindling, trying to horn in on another religion (think Christmas trees). “The thousands of young people through 350.org who have showed both surprise and respect at my leadership”, says on such leader, “getting arrested a couple of times at the White House, and other brands of leadership — it opens their eyes to say, ‘My goodness, maybe there is something in the church.”
The church wants in on the a pool of gullible idiots while the warming alarmists worry as their predictions of apocalypse don’t materialize, so the merger makes sense. The hope is that, when the end of the world does not arrive on the date promised, these people, like their predecessors over time, will fade away.
To be replaced by the next religion, probably one based on the coming ice age.