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The Church of Global Warming
Posted By Patrice Lewis On 12/05/2009 @ 12:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
I’m sure you’ve all heard about the scandal coming out of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, in which some bozos cooked the raw data on temperatures from around the world when those data didn’t reflect their global-warming agenda.
These guys apparently weren’t hamstrung by the Scientific Method, which has the audacity to suggest that the process of establishing a theory (such as global warming) be “objective to reduce biased interpretations of the results. Another basic expectation is to document, archive and share all data and methodology so they are available for careful scrutiny by other scientists, thereby allowing other researchers the opportunity to verify results by attempting to reproduce them. This practice, called ‘full disclosure,’ also allows statistical measures of the reliability of these data to be established.”
Unencumbered by such quaint scientific protocol, these guys knew the raw data they obtained were an inconvenient truth, so they “lost” them. These “scientists” were determined to prove global warming by faith alone, not by any credible methodology or empirical evidence.
To those of us who have long been skeptical about man’s influence on global temperatures, the timing of these leaked e-mails just ahead of the Copenhagen climate summit couldn’t be better. But wait, something’s wrong. The damning evidence hasn’t raised a peep of alarm from the global-warming cultists.
Professor Trevor Davies of the East Anglia CRU called the hacked e-mails “the latest example of a campaign intended ‘to distract from reasoned debate’ about global climate change ahead of the Copenhagen summit.”
Reasoned debate. Ha ha, that’s a good one. It’s well-documented that any scientist who argues against global warming is ridiculed and discredited. Global warming has gone beyond the realm of science into the mysticism of religion. It can only be believed on faith, not facts. No one dares question the Church of Global Warming. Reasoned debate has no place in climate-change discussions for the simple reason that its believers aren’t scientists – they’re religious converts who think altering the data and silencing critics is fine if it advances the cause.
The Church of Global Warming’s goal is to pass laws that will make your life miserable. This church wants you to be fined and/or jailed if you don’t obey its precepts to live as the High Priests have determined you should live. Conveniently, these High Priests are exempt from similar restrictions and can still live lavish consumerist lifestyles (Al Gore, anyone?) while preaching the gospel of poverty to save Gaia.
Just like a true religion, the Church of Global Warming has its (ahem) “Sunday” school. But this isn’t a one-hour class once a week. It’s seven hours a day of compulsory indoctrination (otherwise known as public schools) where little kids are brainwashed into believing humans are a blot on the planet. They learn to sing catchy ditties that “scold … selfish adults (that would be us) for polluting our planet and causing a warming scourge that would, in no short order, kill all the polar bears and threaten the birds and bees.”
Skeptics have long snarked that Christian beliefs can’t be backed by anything concrete and must be accepted purely on faith. For those who are members of the Church of Global Warming, these accusations start to ring hollow when “scientists” use “tricks” to “hide the decline” in temperatures in ways that get reeeeaally close to being an outright hoax. So whose religion is based on faith?
But none of this makes a difference to the cultists who want to force their doctrine on us at the point of a legislative gun, forcing us to swallow the communion wafer of cap-and-trade. And that gun will get a whole lot bigger if Obama signs a treaty at the Copenhagen summit that kicks aside our sovereign rights and puts us under the brass knuckles of the U.N.
Unlike Christianity (which offers salvation in the afterlife), the Church of Global Warming demands “salvation” in the here-and-now at the expense of the future. (The future of humans, that is. Gaia is a different matter.) It requires us to pare back our lifestyles to approximately that of cave dwellers in order to conform to their belief that the earth is doomed because of humans.
The Church of Global Warming has all sorts of doctrines to which its followers adhere. This includes spreading the wealth, social welfare at the point of a gun, restricting private gun ownership, global governance, enforcing limits to population growth (spooky idea) and other cheery concepts. Every one of these doctrines is antithetical to individual freedoms because freedom is the last thing the Church of Global Warming wants. The church cannot limit itself to voluntary participation because there are too many well-educated nonbelievers. It feels it must pass astonishingly restrictive laws to force nonmembers to adhere to its tenets. It doesn’t matter if millions protest at tea parties. This church is like the Borg from Star Trek: You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
As with other false churches, we need to follow the money to understand the Church of Global Warming’s agenda. Hmm – could it be that those who squawk the loudest about rising temps stand to gain the most from legislation that would fight these temps? Could it be these cultists really don’t care a fig for the environment but simply seek power over the rest of us? Could it be they want to control every aspect of our lives, from what light bulbs we use to whether we compost our banana peels? Just asking.
Well I, for one, already have a church. Mine calls for me to be a good steward of the earth, to be charitable to the poor and to love my neighbors. But nowhere does it require me to convert those neighbors at the point of a gun or to steal their property and liberty to appease my god. Dale Carnegie once said, “Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.” It’s a pity the earth-based religions can’t understand this concept, because maybe then they’d get more respect.
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