Stanley Kurtz, writing for the National Review Online, which the Climate Change Dispatch reproduced here, http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/11714-the-wannabe-oppressed.html, (a less cluttered page than the original, here, http://www.nationalreview.com/education-week/360874/wannabe-oppressed-stanley-kurtz. –Ads don’t bother me. I’m happy to see them all in all, but some of the nonsense gets sad, and pop-ups, lay-overs, and things that start playing automatically are too invasive and presumptive in my opinion.)

The article is about the book, The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse: Save the Earth, Punish Human Beings, by “French intellectual gadfly Pascal Bruckner” where he “does the most thorough job yet of explaining the climate movement as a secular religion, an odd combination of deformed Christianity and reconstructed Marxism.”

My point here is that modern alarmism in all its stripes, is simply religion. Man is religious. We can no more be irreligious than we can be nonhuman. (We can be inhuman in our actions toward our fellow man, and inhumane, but human we remain. Likewise, religious.)

It helps to acknowledge this fact.

It is good to take account of the underpinnings of movements, and the way global warming alarmism plays out, it cannot be denied that it is a fundamentalists religious movement. One can identify point for point every aspect of young-earth creationism in global warming alarmism. Even the victimhood and “nobility” of persecution, real and imagined, are the same.

Stand for something, or fall for anything.

Thorough thinking is required. The unexamined life is not worth living. Far too many of us fail to notice this fact.

Alarmism is reactionary, not rational.

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