The New Paganism: Climate Change
The Pagans are coming out of the woodwork, or more properly named, coming out of the ice sculpture.
What is turning into an annual event in Fairbanks, Alaska, a frozen ice sculpture of Al Gore, or what the locals call “Frozen Gore”, was unveiled.
Steve Dean sculpted the two-ton ice block in tribute to Al Gore and his ‘theories’ of man-made Global Warming.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports with my emphases and comments in this truncated article:
This year’s version includes special effects, thanks to a system that pipes the exhaust from a Ford F-350 out of Gore’s open mouth. Compeau [who funded the ice sculpture] will fire up the truck periodically this winter to create the “hot air” effect.
50 years [ago]. The average temperature for 2009 was 27.8 degrees in Fairbanks, about one degree warmer than normal, said Rick Thoman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Last winter, however, was unusually cold in Fairbanks. Temperatures in the winter months of 2008-09 were about 4 degrees below normal, according to National Weather Service figures.
The mocking tribute of Al Gore and the pseudoscience that he uses is cause for concern. We need to start a movement to begin the separation of science and state in order to protect Americans from environmentalist fanatics such as Al Gore.
Americans have fallen for the line “the science says” argument before. It’s become a religious mantra when well-meaning people start a sentence with “the science says” as if it were dogma. Take for example the eugenics movement which Nick Rizzuto of Townhall.com wrote a great article on titled Separation of Science and State with my emphases and comments in this excerpt:
Policies based on “scientific fact” have a history of being more than just problematic, as with the veneer of absolute truth behind them they have oftentimes been downright irrational. This historic record should act as a guide to our current political occupation with anthropogenic global warming.
Arguably, scientific fact changes more rapidly than religious dogma. What was undeniable truth one day might be discovered to be quackery the next. The most glaring example of this in the 20th century is the science of eugenics [Margaret Sanger ring a bell?].
The science of eugenics insisted that the human gene pool was being polluted by various undesirable races and threatened to lead to the degeneration of the human species into a collection of feeble minded individuals. So popular was this science that it spawned no less than three Global conferences with attendees included scientific and political heavyweights of the time.
When eugenics took the form of government policy, it did so in a frightening way. Take for example the case of the Racial Integrity Act (RIA). In the name of fighting off the inevitability of human degeneracy that would occur if people were left to breed uncontrolled, the state of Virginia passed the RIA in 1924. This law allowed the state powers that today would cause us to recoil in horror. These powers included forced sterilizations, and the banning of intermarriage between minorities and whites.
G.K. Chesterton wrote that “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing–they believe in anything.” This is more true today than ever before.
Many political elites and intellectuals as well as people of faith have fallen for this ruse that man is the primary reason for global warming/climate change.
Using science as if it were an absolute is dangerous.
When we have the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. John P. Holdren, the author of Ecoscience which advocates forced sterilizations, in an important position in the Obama administration we know we are entering a new Paganism in America.
America is falling into nature worship that is filling the vacuum of many Americans that stopped believing in God.
We need to be aware of this and keep vigil when more and more people continue to mislead about this falsehood of climate change.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Holy Gospel of Saint Matthew 7:15)
Those that propagate the “science” that man is the primary reason for climate change are violating the First Commandment, “You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.” By using “science”, or in this case pseudoscience, in place of God, they are pagans in all but name. Which is why the First Commandment contains, “You shall have no other gods before Me.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church explicitly points to the pseudoscience of climate change in 2112 and 2113 my emphases and comments:
2112 The first commandment condemns polytheism. It requires man neither to believe in [such as climate change], nor to venerate, other divinities than the one true God. Scripture constantly recalls this rejection of “idols, [of] silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.” These empty idols make their worshippers empty: “Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.” God, however, is the “living God” who gives life and internvenes in history.
2113 Idolatry not only refers to false pagan worship. It remains a constant temptation to faith. Idolatry consists in divinizing what is not God. Man commits idolatry whenever he honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons (for example, satanism [or environmentalism]), power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money, etc. Jesus says, “You cannot serve God and mammon.” Many martyrs died for not adoring “the Beast” refusing even to simulate such worship. Idolatry rejects the unique Lordship of God; it is therefore incompatible with communion with God.
Caveat emptor to those that adhere to man being the primary reason for climate change.
To read the definition of Paganism by the 1911 Edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia click here.
To read the entire article, ‘Frozen Gore’ sculpture returns in Fairbanks to fuel climate change debate, by Jeff Richardson of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner click here.
To read the entire article, Time for Separation of Science and State, by Nick Rizzuto of Townhall.com click here.
A video of the Al Gore sculpture are available at www.frozengore.com.
Here is Governor Sarah Palin in front of the 2009 version of the Frozen Gore: