Monday, June 21, 2010

eco-religion

rules

struggle

us/them

good/evil

promises of salvation (from apocalyptic climate change)

blissful eternity (sustainability of the natural environment)

spiritualism

damnation

commune

suffering

prophets

nature

rules


The UK judiciary agrees:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/03/tim-nicholson-climate-change-belief


 

eco-guilt

I am not a
veggie eating, bike riding, homespun wearing, social activist.

The guilt I feel is awfully similar to the accusations often levelled at Christianity: Christians invent rules, invent guilt to keep the flock in check by keeping the power of "forgiveness" in the authority of the Church.

I don't
follow a 100 mile diet, have a veggie garden, compost, or buy organic.

Where do I go for forgiveness?