Skip to comments.British Court Deifies Gaia for Earth Day
Posted on 04/22/2010 11:33:04 AM PDT by Ed Hudgins
Its appropriate that for Earth Day a British court has essentially confirmed Gaias status as a goddess who is worshiped by eco-acolyte. What so many have observedthat beliefs about the environment have morphed into a new cultis now being openly acknowledged by its members. And like all cults, this one rots human brains and endangers the human species.
First, the case: Tim Nicholson was an environmental sustainability expert working for Grainger, the UKs largest residential landlord. He was fired, he maintained, because of his views on global warming and a list of environmental issues about which he harangued his bosses. In an early hearing in the case, a British judge ruled that Nicholsons beliefs were legally akin to religious beliefs and thus protected against discrimination.
Now the case has been settled, and the company will need to pay Nicholson ₤587,925.
On one count the British court was right, on another wrong.
The court was correct that the beliefs of many environmentalists fall into the category of religion.
The only means by which we humans obtain knowledge about the world and about ourselves is through the exercise of our rational minds, through reasoning, theorizing, observing, and testing. Many people perceive environmentalists as engaging in such an enterprise because they often use the language and external trappings of science. Watchif you can keep from falling asleepAl Gores every-award-winning movie An Inconvenient Truth.
But more and more environmental extremists in fact begin with a conclusion theyd like to believe and cherry-pick supporting evidence accordingly. That is to say, they are not truly concerned with the truth of their beliefs, and they substitute faith for reason.
This is why in the global warming debate the Al Gores of the world disingenuously dismiss well-reasoned, data-based questioning of their
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So, in the UK, you can't be fired for haranguing your bosses with your religious views?
Quite right. If you believe in separation of church and state, then perhaps the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency should be zeroed out and the organization spun off as a church that will raise money from the tithes of its members!
Or superstition meets science.