The Social Agenda Behind Environmentalism
by Lewis Loflin
What does Al Gore say about the 'science' behind so-called climate change?
"As it happens, the idea of social justice is inextricably linked in the Scriptures with ecology."There are several elements in Mr. Gore's statement that represent a fusion of Progressive religious/social views and these are Mr. Gore's own words and not mine. Environmentalism has simply become a vehicle to drive a far-left social agenda down the throats of an ignorant public. Let's look more closely at what Mr. Gore really means.
"Social justice" is the polar opposite of equal justice as in say the court system. It's a cover for socialism, which today in America has taken on racist undertones. The Google definition of social justice is
...social justice is concerned with equal justice, not just in the courts, but in all aspects of society. This concept demands that people have equal rights and opportunities; everyone, from the poorest person on the margins of society to the wealthiest deserves an even playing field...From a political stance that is leftist, you must legislate..Are we talking equal opportunity or unearned equal results? In the end it's massive government control for a goal that just can't be obtained without stripping most people of their civil and property rights. Can one spell "socialism"?
"Scriptures" as Mr. Gore sees it is not traditional Christianity, but the so-called "social gospel" that's the 'bread of butter' of those churches and synagogues that have lost all connection to their traditional faiths. While there are variations of this with some professing outright socialism, it has little to do with Christian theology or God.
Walter Rauschenbusch's 1907 Christianity and the Social Crisis is,
"an important theoretical work about the nature and purpose of Social Gospel. He argued that the notion of 'sin' should not be applied to individuals, but also to society as a whole. Just as a sinful person was an affront to God, a sinful and unjust society offended God. If the social order as a whole can embody sin, then it must be possible to fight that sin - this effort was what became known as the Social Gospel, a gospel message for the benefit of society and not simply particular individuals."Ecology has become more and more divorced from science and nature as well and has morphed into mainly a pseudo-religious social movement. Google the definition of "ecology" and one gets the following from www.thefreedictionary.com:
The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments. Also called bionomics.
That was the original definition of ecology, but here are the definitions most of the ecology/environmental movement seem more concerned with today:
2. The branch of sociology that is concerned with studying the relationships between human groups and their physical and social environments...The study of the detrimental effects of modern civilization on the environment, with a view toward prevention or reversal through conservation. Also called human ecology.
It's about human ecology which explains why environmentalists really don't seem to care about science, trees or polar bears unless they can relate this to humans. Sociology itself is pseudo-science.
As his book Earth in the Balance reveals Mr. Gore is another pantheist/atheist. While pantheists deify Nature, it's still atheism as Nature has no attributes we would give God nor is Nature active or self aware in any manner. Now let's Google the definition of 'pantheism' and to quote,
1. A doctrine identifying the Deity with the universe and its phenomena.
2. Belief in and worship of all gods.
The belief that the universe is in some sense divine and should be revered. Pantheism identifies the universe with God but denies any personality or transcendence of such a God; The belief in all gods; omnitheism.
And another definition:
The idea that all things are both a manifestation or revelation of God and a part of God at the same time. Pantheism was a common attitude in the early societies of Egypt, India, and Greece - the term derives from the Greek pan meaning "all" and theos meaning "deity.
The leaders of the atheistic and violent French Enlightenment (the for-runners of modern dogmatic humanism, Marxism, and fascism) actively worked to destroy Christianity and Judaism (led the the philosophy of Voltaire, an anti-Semite) by replacing these beliefs with Eastern mysticism and pantheistic Greek philosophy. The latter six definitions are what Mr. Gore and his followers have fused into a movement that has nothing to with science.
And that "all gods" is just religious relativism and excludes the traditional Judeo-Christian version of God; in fact is hostile to it. Let any traditional Christians dare to express their views and watch the hysterical attacks. This explains the irratio0nal views of modern "liberal" religious institutional that in some case express hatred towards traditional Christianity while going to opposite extremes to excuse and and pander to every non-Western belief system out there.
The blatant and appalling human rights records of most Muslim institutions are ignore as are the racist and anti-Semitic diatribe of Rev. Wright.
But to claim that all environmentalists are uniform in belief or evil people is nonsense nor is there conspiracy at work here. Environmentalism should be broadly classified under New Age Religion being a broad syncretism of various religious and philosophical beliefs. It's the second largest belief system (25%) in America behind Christianity and has heavily infiltrated liberal religious institutions as well. See Churches Adopt Environmental Religion.
The use of government to promote any particular religion should cause concern. The definition of religion has become so confused today as be meaningless. Demanding "separation" of church and state (the Constitution says religion) to silence traditional beliefs while indoctrinating what is in reality a secular religion should concern us all.
Government coercion in these matters has led to conflict and bloodshed throughout history. The Founders of America were right in keeping religious coercion out of government and this pseudo-religious social movement is clearly crossing the line of separation of religion and state.
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