Unoriginal Sin

Regular readers will know I like to draw comparisons between environmentalism and the traditional religions that modern societies abandoned:

I mentioned climate change because this seems to be the aspect of modern politics in supposedly secular countries which most closely resembles a religion. Once again, we have the sacred texts, the high priests, the apostates, punishment of unbelievers, calls for sacrifices, and indoctrination all wrapped up in a great moral crusade stretching beyond our lifetimes that secures the blind faith of the followers. It makes me laugh when I hear atheists refer to “Science!” when talking about climate change: these people are no more able to challenge the pronouncements of the scientists, whose words have been filtered through the media and politicians, than a medieval peasant was able to challenge the high priests’ interpretations of sacred texts. They are as much wedded to faith as their devout ancestors, but they don’t realise it.

In support of this theory I present a chap on Sky talking about original sin:


Let the self-flagellation begin!

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10 thoughts on “Unoriginal Sin

  1. “For over a hundred years, the UK released more carbon than any other nation. This has left the UK with the world’s fifth highest carbon debt. ”

    The fascinating thing about this concept is this ‘carbon debt’ is the direct product of the creation of modern society.

  2. The fascinating thing about this concept is this ‘carbon debt’ is the direct product of the creation of modern society.

    One of the main attractions of focusing on CO2 is that it’s a byproduct of modern society, hence it can be used to clobber the USA harder than anyone.

  3. The world owes Britain an enormous debt for the creation of much of modern technological society. I think we can call this a wash.

  4. What an utter, utter charlie.

    I think it is unspeakably sad that young people have their brains filled with this bilge instead of “let he who is without sin, cast the first stone” for instance.

  5. CO2 IS NOT A POLLUTANT!
    Sorry for shouting, but this just drives me nuts.

    Simple question:
    CO2 used to be about 60x what it is now – back in the carboniferous days when the world was lush and plants bathed in food.

    So, how can a minor increase from the lowest levels in millions of years cause “global warming”?

    Until this simple question is answered, and it most assuredly has NOT been, the whole rest of it is bunk.

    As you said, it’s simply a way of destroying advanced civilizations.

  6. Hmmm. How much “carbon” (why are these people incapable of saying carbon dioxide? If anybody asks me what my “carbon footprint” is, I say zero which I understand is factually correct) has been breathed out by people who would otherwise not have been born withoit the science and technology Britain gave the world?

    And not just us of course. The French, Germans, Americans Italians, Danes…..western countries.

    Utter depraved exploitative BASTARDS all.

    But we’re the biggest bastards of all? I’m rather proud of that.

  7. One of the main attractions of focusing on CO2 is that it’s a byproduct of modern society, hence it can be used to clobber the USA harder than anyone.

    Except for India and China. I enjoy pointing out that the West’s contribution to world CO2 output is eclipsed just by China; add in India and it’s not even close. (Here in Canada we’re cutting our own economic throats over what amounts to a rounding error in global CO2 production).

    If CO2 were actually the Existential! Crisis! that these hot-gospellers claim it is, then the only real solution would be bombing India and China back to the Stone Age immediately. Asking grrenies why they want to murder millions of brown people begets an entertaining response.

  8. “How much “carbon” (why are these people incapable of saying carbon dioxide?

    Because most of them don’t know the difference between black soot, and a harmless, essential gas…

  9. Hard to bash USA unless you ignore this fact.
    Coriolis effect means world prevailing winds are west to east.
    CO2 levels are higher on the US west coast than the east.
    USA is actually a carbon sink!
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it, greenies.

  10. I’ve been saying this about our modern, supposedly, secular society for a long time now. The psychological behaviour of the greens and their followers is much more akin to religious fundamentalists than their limited self-awareness would allow them to recognise.
    It’s also not just environmental politics, as you know, but the whole concept of “social justice” which has become undoubted dogma.
    Mark above said what I have thought before – that by making CO2 the pollutant, green-thinking makes the very fact of being alive (and of being conceived and born) a moral crime. Which then leads onto the hardcore greens who argue (quietly) that the planetary population should be reduced by 90% or more…

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