One View of Environmentalism

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    A short time ago, I read Melanie Phillips’ book, “The World Turned Upside Down.” The following is from a recent article that is, in part, based on the book.

    1. "Remarkably, in our modern world supposedly dominated by reason, primitive religions and paganism are enjoying a renaissance. The fastest growing religious category in America is witchcraft and paganism….One contributing factor to this trend is the rise in another cause célèbre of the intelligentsia: environmentalism.

    2. “God was dead, apparently; and yet secular progressives were seeking spiritual expression by going backwards in time to the paganism that had preceded the Hebrew Bible and Christianity—texts which they called reactionary,” [Melanie] Phillips writes [in “The World Turned Upside Down]. They rejected and attacked the “male God” revealed in Scripture in favor of “Mother Earth” and varying versions of female-dominated spiritualism.

    3. The nature-worship that feeds and informs the environmental movement … is the heretical notion that the greatest enemies of the planet are human beings. Environmentalism’s most extreme proponents are not content with antipollution efforts, for example; they advocate a revolutionary return to hunter-gatherer primitivism. Some have compared humans to an infectious disease, a cancer on the planet. Valuing humans over other animals is branded as “speciesism,” a sin as unforgivable as racism or sexism, if not more so. Paul Watson, who founded Greenpeace and directs the Sierra Club, said that “earthworms are far more valuable than people,” and the “world will be a much nicer place without us.”

    4. Unsurprisingly, many of them are big believers in population-control methods like compulsory sterilization and abortion. Even John Holdren, adviser to President Barack Obama and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote a book in 1977 approving of these despotic policies.

    5. These [views] represent a fundamental hostility to reason. Yet they are manifestly present in the supposedly irreproachable, objective realm of science: Consider the evidence-defying, data-manipulating commitment to the man-made global warming doctrine and the impassioned vilification of skeptics; or the blacklisting and excommunication of scientists…
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 Upside-Down World | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God
     
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    Typical con trick. Find the most out-there types and make them out to be typical. While many of the things mentioned have happened from time to time, saying that those are mainstream opinions is FRAUD!!!
     
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    a. One spin-off of the Enlightenment was the desire to find new myths that would transcend daily existence and take one to a higher level of purification. Proto-fascist, and founder of ecology, Ernst Haeckel, invested nature-worship with the belief that all matter was alive and possessed mental attributes. In ‘monism,’ he brought together hostility to Christianity and propaganda for Darwinism, a nature cult and theories of hygiene and selective breeding. J.W. Burrow, “The Crisis of Reason: European Thought, 1848-1914,” p. 218-19

    b. “In 1867 the German zoologist Ernst Haeckel coined the term 'ecology'
    and began to establish it as a scientific discipline dedicated to studying
    the interactions between organism and environment. Haeckel believed in nordic racial superiority, strenuously opposed race mixing and enthusiastically supported racial
    eugenics. Haeckel contributed to that special variety of German
    thought which served as the seed bed for National Socialism. He
    became one of Germany's major ideologists for racism, nationalism
    and imperialism…he fulminated in antisemitic tones…played a
    key role in the establishment of the Nazi movement.” Eco Fascism / Fascist Ideology : the Green Wing of the Nazi Party and Its Historical Antecedents by Peter Staudenmaier


    Has it every entered your consciousness that the other side may just be correct, and you have been misled by dogma and ideology...?

    Try the Descarte menthod...
     
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    Don't bother. konrad is so far removed from reality I am surprised he is capable of eating.
     
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    evidence
    demonstrate
    Progressivism and existentialism are not the same thing. To imply otherwise is a sign of low IQ.
    Who is 'they', exactly? The progressives? The feminists? Make up your mind.
    :eusa_eh:

    Not wanting to drink toxic waste is nature-worship?
    Define 'many' and demonstrate.
    Kinda like everything you post...
     
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    So sorry that you are having so much trouble understanding the post...must be that low IQ to which you allude.

    I strongly suggest that you not pick up Phillips' book, as it will leave you feeling even more inadequate.

    Stay with Harry Potter...
     
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    What're you babbling about and what does it have to do with anything?
    Cite,
    okay?
    and?
    And? That has what to do with whether ecology is a valid science? Oh wait, it doesn't- it's just another sad ad hom.
    Which has what to do with environmentalism?
    Has it ever entered you mind to stick to one subject and try being honest?
     
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    Evasion and ad homs. Just your style- kinda like when you said that saying America was united by a common spirit and not just paper meant someone wanted to throw away the Constitution completely.
     
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    Wow, I really must have hit a sore spot referring to your low IQ...has that always been the comment folks make when they know you?

    Let me give you a hint that may make your trip through life a bit easier: it's really your lack of civility that brings out the dislike....

    And is the neg rep with which you responded supposed to intimidate?

    Guess again, You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is 'never try'.

    Now, here's something you've probably heard often: take a walk, twerp.
     
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    Yet more evasion. Not only are you a fool, but you're also a coward. Pitiful.
     

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