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British Court Deifies Gaia for Earth Day
The Atlas Society - The Center for Objectivism ^ | 4/22/2010 | Edward Hudgins

Posted on 04/22/2010 11:36:05 AM PDT by Ed Hudgins

It’s appropriate that for Earth Day a British court has essentially confirmed Gaia’s status as a goddess who is worshiped by eco-acolyte. What so many have observed—that beliefs about the environment have morphed into a new cult—is 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 UK’s 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 Nicholson’s 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.

Religion Gaia-style

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. Watch—if you can keep from falling asleep—Al Gore’s every-award-winning movie An Inconvenient Truth.

But more and more environmental extremists in fact begin with a conclusion they’d 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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TOPICS: Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: earthday; ecocult; environmentalism; envirowhackos; gaia; gaiaworship; greens

1 posted on 04/22/2010 11:36:05 AM PDT by Ed Hudgins
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To: Ed Hudgins

Rule Britannia.

2 posted on 04/22/2010 11:37:04 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Ed Hudgins


3 posted on 04/22/2010 11:37:09 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with socialism is eventually you run out of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Ed Hudgins

I’m all for bringing back Bacchus and Dionysius—why not, a lot more fun than Gaia.

4 posted on 04/22/2010 11:39:04 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (this is a NO-BAMA zone)
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To: Ed Hudgins; Amagi; rdl6989; Tunehead54; Clive; Little Bill; tubebender; marvlus; IrishCatholic; ...
Britannia waives the Rules.


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 04/22/2010 11:39:44 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Ed Hudgins
"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993


Vladimir Lenin
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 – January 21, 1924

Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary

The very first Earth Day on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!

6 posted on 04/22/2010 11:46:22 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page:
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To: brooklyn dave

Lucy Lawless as Xena
Naw, I saw Bacchus on "Xena, and he was a Real Nasty Dude!
And You know, "Xena" is such a Fine Academic Source for all things Anachronistic!

7 posted on 04/22/2010 12:42:31 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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Earth Day: Taking Lenin’s collectivism to a whole new level!

8 posted on 04/22/2010 2:15:26 PM PDT by Ed Hudgins (Rand fan)
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To: Ed Hudgins
This just in …

Creationism activist files suit against Jet Propulsion Laboratory.”

Or superstition meets science.

9 posted on 04/22/2010 3:09:01 PM PDT by Ed Hudgins (Rand fan)
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