Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Embarrassing Hoax of this Century (or more)


Despite clear and notable dissension in the global "Scientific Community" (a designation I always have trouble granting, given the deeply religious nature of most modern science) concerning the legitimacy of Global Warming, President Obama and the EPA want us to make monumental, massively expensive changes in how we use energy, etc.

Am I the only one who has a sense that Global Warming will be the embarrassing marker capturing the essence of this humanistic, arrogant, age in which we live?

Looking back at the pre-Galileo days when people thought earth was the center of the universe I admit to snickering about their naivete. The Global Warming hoax is far worse. In the pre-Galileo days there was limited perspective and ability to assess the true nature of Earth and it's position in space, etc. In time evidence emerged that painted an accurate picture. The notion of Global Warming has more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese with a waning consensus among world scientists, yet, politicians and various idealogs drive the concept forward.

In the core of my being I think the promotion of the Global Warming ruse is the product of two motives. One is genuine (albeit, genuinely mistaken), stemming from a thoroughly committed humanism that boasts a very high view of man (his ability to impact the Earth and his superior intellectual capabilities) rooted deeply in evolutionary philosophy. This perspective causes a distorted view of the "evidence" and even tends to find stuff where it doesn't exist. When I'm out deer hunting I can't tell you how many times I think I see a deer somewhere, only to find out it's a log or a clump of leaves hanging off a tree. I expect to see deer, I want to see deer, so I see them where they don't exist. I think this describes what so many of the Global Warming crowd are doing with scant evidence. The other motive that drives some concerning Global Warming is older than the discipline of science itself- the almighty dollar. Certain segments of industry and business stand to become marvellously wealthy if President Obama and other world leaders are able to ram various sorts of climate legislation through. It has the potential to effect virtually every segment of commerce- energy production, food production, travel, etc. Al Gore won't be the only one to get rich off this scam. I often look back at John Tetzel, the heretic who peddled indulgences just before the Protestant Reformation. I don't think Tetzel had any care in promoting the Roman Church or in building St. Peter's through selling pieces of paper that granted the payer (or his long dead relative) absolution and freedom from Purgatory. I think Tetzel saw a way to make money and went for it. The legitimacy of indulgences wasn't even on his radar. There's a huge segment of people and business that are probably smart enough to see the joke Global Warming is, but are salivating and plotting how to make the most money from it.

What a strange era we are living in.
Greg Gutfield read my mind (or post)- Read his thoughts here.

7 comments:

Woody Woodward said...

Come on Elder Bob Reymond, we call you to the witness stand! You’re the expert here, please share your thoughts on the “hoax of this century!”

Anonymous said...

It's always reminded me of the Tower of Babel.

Zach said...

Good post, Tony. One other subplot lurking beneath the surface of the green movement is a desire for power. Many of the statists who limped away after the overthrow of Communism are sneaking back into control via the green movement. Under the guise of saving the planet, they see the potential for almost unlimited power.

Ironically, these same people whose "high view of man" causes them to think man's activities can destroy or save the planet, take a very dim view of the value and dignity of man. The green movement is rooted in population control and the culture of death, where people themselves are the enemy of pristine Mother Earth, and contraception and abortion are the remedies of choice.

There are many well-intentioned people who are taken in by the green movement, as it seems, on its face, to contain echoes of God's command that we be good stewards of creation. I'm convinced, however, that its ultimate aims and motives are nothing short of evil.

Anonymous said...

It's rough not having my own moniker, because I'm "Anonymous," but I'm not the above "Anonymous."

Reepicheep said...

Mr. Anonymous- please get a moniker as I'm not going to post anonymous commenters any more...

Woody Woodward said...

Pardon my ignorance.... but what in the world is a moniker?
I could google it but rather here Pastor's definition.

Tom said...

I wonder how many people at the top tier of this Global Warming fraud actually believe it. Probably none. They probably all know that GW is a crock. It's all about nations' treasuries being plundered and their taxpayers being defrauded, so that the U.N. can build a "treasury" for its' end-times war against God, His children and the suppression of humanity in general.