Skip to comments.The Secular Theology of the Green New Deal
Posted on 03/05/2019 9:27:41 AM PST by DeweyCA
Today, among secular leftists, radical environmentalism has attained the status of theology and their catechism is the Green New Deal.
Fifteen years ago, Crichton released his techno-thriller, State of Fear, which challenged the claims of the global warming alarmists.
In State of Fear, Crichton suggests that radical environmentalism is essentially a politically correct narrative designed to advance an agenda. The agenda is social control through irrational fear. As one of his characters puts it: Industrialized nations provide their citizens with unprecedented safety, health, and comfort.... Yet modern people live in abject fear... [T]hey are convinced that the environment of the entire planet is being destroyed around them. Remarkable! Like the belief in witchcraft, it's an extraordinary delusion -- a global fantasy worthy of the Middle Ages.
There is also spiritual conflict at work of which Crichton was quite aware. The Biblical worldview sees man as steward of the environment. The environmentalist movement rejects the Biblical view and substitutes a new-age quasi-religious belief based on earth worship.
In a speech before the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Crichton said:
Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western world is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say its a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.
The Green New Deal is a search for paradise on earth, a return to an Edenic past. For the true believers, there is no room for trade-offs. Their religion is radical environmentalism and they do not observe separation of church and state.
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