Has environmentalism grown into something more than just a good-faith effort to protect the Earth? Is it now equivalent to a religion? And if it is, is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Religion Of Green
PragerU’s latest short documentary, hosted by Will Witt, examines today’s environmental movement’s origins, agenda, and motives. What he finds raises some challenging questions for anyone who sincerely cares about the future of our planet.
Published by PragerU on Sep 25, 2020
- Will Witt (Host — Prager University)
- Alex Epstein (President & Founder of Center for Industrial Progress)
- Michael Shellenberger (President & Founder of Environmental Progress)
- Jacki Deason (Senior Fellow — Texas Public Policy Foundation)
- Charles McConnell (Former Assistant Secretary — US Dep. Of Energy)
Seek, and you will find.
So, what do they seek, and why is it worth all that hassle for them? Michael Shellenberger explained:
Most of us want something to believe in. Most of us need some kind of faith, some sort of belief, and higher power. And so that shifted for many educated people from a belief in god to nature. So nature became a sort of the new god.
Q: Why do they need a new god?
A: It’s simple. Their god can not be more powerful then they are. I think it’s an ego thing.
Those huge egos won’t let them be a part of any religion already in existence. They are too arrogant to submit themselves to rules they have no control over.
So, what’s the next best thing?
- Manufacture a crisis like global cooling/warming/climate change.
- Create a movement around it — like, in this case, environmentalism.
- Elevate that movement to the rank of a new religion.
- Create a new god for that religion, and then boss him around.
Good luck with that.
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