Skip to comments.Naturalism Has Been Hijacked - Man is not a cancer on the planet.
Posted on 06/14/2009 7:33:52 PM PDT by neverdem
Mankind has really been put in its place over the past 500 years. Why only the other day, back in 1400, the sun orbited the earth; man was God's consummate work of art; humans were masters of themselves and the domain God provided for them.
Our secular fall from grace began with Copernicus, who dislodged the world from its celestial catbird seat. Later, Darwin established that man, far from being the animal kingdom's pièce de résistance, was a bit like a baboon in...
One activist author posits that the planet can support only one billion people -- a number surely including the writer, his friends and extended family. Another activist advocates saving the world through euthanasia, abortion, suicide and sodomy. However, the truly repugnant part of this story is that these are both tenured professors in wealthy universities.
In Switzerland, proposed legislation protects the rights of plants. As you roam the Swiss mountains, do not violate the rights of the wildflowers by picking them: An undercover gnome might arrest you. Internationally, the greener-than-thou brigade scorns bioengineered seeds -- the 20th century achievement that vastly increased the world's food supply and rescued billions from starvation -- forgetting that nature has been creating hybrids since the beginning of time.
A Yale professor maintains that owning pets is a kind of species colonialism, an exploitative master-subject relationship. The word "pet" is now viewed as pejorative; if you must hold a creature hostage, call it your "animal companion."
The political views of the Eco-elitists defy easy categorization, if not also comprehension. Their anti-business stance might mark them as liberals, while their hard-edged fundamentalist views about nature and brittle nostalgia for a lost Peaceable Kingdom are surely conservative.
Perhaps they are little more than one of nature's newest 21st century hybrids: Progressive-Reactionaries.
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Yes, definitely strange, but unfortunately true - and darned difficult to deal with. Reason has fled and there is no way of arguing with these people, who would happily see the entire human race vanish so that the dolphins could run through the tall grass naked...well, something like that. They have a wierdly confused and romantic view of "nature" combined with absolute bitter hatred of their own species.
As the author points out, it all has to do with Adam and that apple.
Well, the feeling is mutual and growing, and normal people have longer memories.
The stuff will hit the fan, eventually, and I sure wouldn't want to be anywhere near the tofu crowd.
That parses clean, but it sure grossed me out!
The Earth-first crowd should always start with themselves. If they are still breathing when I finish counting to 10, I change their names to “hypocritical moron”. Simple as that.
My question for these people would be: in the absence of mankind, what purpose would Earth, or the plants and animals on it, have?
The same as before, from their perspective. None. Pointlessness is just so darned compelling, for those who can't or won't control themselves.
It seems that the Godless are quite perturbed by a keen sense of "otherness" about themselves, and just can't come to terms with it.
Funny how that is, isn't it? They evolved, just like every other living creature did, according to their own creation myth.
So, why the sense of alienation?
Following the “cancer” analogy, I think they feel that humans derive from Mother Earth, but threaten to “destroy” her. In their amoral worldview, though, I’m not sure why Mother Earth would have any special right to survive. I’m also not sure why the biosphere itself wouldn’t be considered a “cancer”, what with it’s contaminating the air with oxygen, mucking up the oceans, tearing apart mountains, distorting the weather, etc. What a mess life has created.
This reminds me, I invite my normal friends to obtain and proudly display my latest bumper-snicker:
STOP GLOBAL WHINING! :)
I still see clowns on HGTV exclaim they’re saving the planet by “re-purposing” a copper kettle into a chandelier, apparently oblivious that the good mother earth really couldn’t care less if the copper extracted from her came out in a blob and went back into her in the form of a chandelier, kettle or both, it’s still copper and “natural”.
But I did notice even the HGTV loons are beginning to get a subtle clue...one woman said “there’s another thing we can repurpose, that ottoman” and her husband looks at her and said “what...another ottoman”?
Truly even the lunatics are getting tired of hearing themselves?
I’m all for conservation, recycling...but...well you know. :)
Anyway, interesting article neverdem!
Nice bumper sticker! Thank you!
I wonder how long that “apple” had been in Eden before Eve bit into it. Adam was there first and he never touched it until she gave it to him. ;0)