Man-made climate change ‘a pagan religion’

Russ Steele

This came in over the email transom, and is recommended by a regular reader of this blog. It cuts to the core of our discussion with Steven Frisch, who is unable to discuss the science of global warming, resorting instead to appeals to authority, which is a fundamental tenet of an ideology.

In a new book French philosopher Pascal Bruckner called the belief in climate change “a pagan religion.”

Watch more from Bruckner, who describes how this belief follows a “pagan religion” scenario where man must be punished for sinning against mother earth in this video:

http://downloads.cbn.com/cbnnewsplayer/cbnplayer.swf?aid=29173

You thoughts on the video are most welcome in the comments.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

14 Responses to Man-made climate change ‘a pagan religion’

  1. stevefrisch says:

    Funny, being labeled a pagan by a bunch of guys who believe in dominion theory.

    • Didn’t you say you were a Gaia believer? Nevada County has many folks who lay on the rocks at the Yuba who claim they are experiencing a “religious” experience with nature.

      • RL Crabb says:

        Better watch out, Todd, one of them might be John the Baptist.

      • You believe in John the Baptist?

      • stevefrisch says:

        Actually, I thought I was pretty clear I am an atheist. But then, you are the experts on being driven by faith, relying on superstition, and spreading ideology like fertilizer. Funny how an open discussion of climate science descends into charges of faith and questioning my reading ability (Greg) so quickly. Face it boys, I smoked Russ britches on the Oreskes study.

      • ggoodknight says:

        Yes, Frisch, I question your ability to read original research by PhD chemists and physicists as published in scientific journals. Unless your polisci degree actually had some real science in it, you just wouldn’t have enough of a background to understand much. For one example, I doubt you have the math background to understand the graphs in the Shaviv & Veizer paper you’ve been ignoring.

        No, the Oreskes ‘study’ means nothing. If you think you smoked Russ on that one you’re smoking something you probably shouldn’t be.

      • Todd Juvinall says:

        SF, thanks for reminding us you are a pagan but the question was for Crabb. Not everything on the planet has to do with you or needs your opinion. Also, Greg smokes you like a old cigar everytime you try and WIKI him. What a hoot!

      • stevefrisch says:

        Hey Tood, look at the time stamps. When you implied I believed in Gaia, I was the only person who had posted. I was responding to your Gaia comment.

      • ggoodknight says:

        Just in case anyone didn’t get it, the source of the quote that I posted on the other thread was James Lovelock, who is the father of the Gaia concept:

        “The great climate science centres around the world are more than well aware how weak their science is. If you talk to them privately they’re scared stiff of the fact that they don’t really know what the clouds and the aerosols are doing. They could be absolutely running the show. We haven’t got the physics worked out yet.”

  2. gjrebane says:

    Pascal Bruckner’s discovery of AGW as a religion is a few years late in its illumination. My RR and I believe your NCMediaWatch informed our readers of that years ago. But it’s always good to be backed up by French philosophers.

  3. ggoodknight says:

    French philosophers are not my cup of tea, and atheists have a tendency to be as dogmatic as the Pope.

    You’re wrong about Frisch, AGW isn’t his religion. It’s his business. Poly Ticks, many bloodsuckers. He and his misnamed Sierra Business Council are parasites that depend on those scares.

  4. Dixon Cruickshank says:

    I will a dime to a dollar he has met and kinda hung out with Glieck at some point

  5. D. King says:

    Another nut disintegrates.

    “We know who the active denialists are – not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the people who create the lies. Let’s start keeping track of them now, and when the famines come, let’s make them pay. Let’s let their houses burn. Let’s swap their safe land for submerged islands. Let’s force them to bear the cost of rising food prices.

    They broke the climate. Why should the rest of us have to pay for it?”

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/04/19/climate-craziness-of-the-week-forbes-steve-zwick-loses-it/

  6. D. King says:

    OK OK, who left the nut house door open?

    ““We have wished, we eco-freaks, for a disaster or for a social change to come and bomb us into Stone Age, where we might live like Indians in our valley, with our localism, our appropriate technology, our gardens, our homemade religion—guilt-free at last!” – Steward Brand, writing in the Earth Catalog.”

    For more insane quotes:

    http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2012/04/genocidal-green-quotes.html

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