Sunday, November 29, 2009
Climate change and going green.
At Mass Father announced that two parishes in the neighborhood are uniting to hold a discussion group on Climate Change and global warming and its impact upon God's creation. It is after all a part of Catholic social teaching now. The discussion will focus on the approach to climate change by the Catholic Coalition on Climate Change and the Catholic Bishops' Environmental Justice Program. I know!
So anyway, I'm not interested in getting involved, and even if I was, I'm quite sure it is going to be a bunch of greenies spreading the climate change gospel.
As it stands, global warming scientists accuse their opponents of being pseudo scientists, while conspiring together to attack anyone who dares disagree with their studies and theories - which are just that - studies and theories. Their political adherents are just as bad - if not worse. Within this privileged group, just those who agree with the Nobel laureate elite, and those who have the proper academic and scientific credentials - i.e. published in the right scientific journals - and only after conforming to the sky is falling principals, are trusted enough to propagate the science. Hence it should be no surprise that any challenge from individuals or groups outside this elite are ridiculed and shamed as right-wing-nut conservative fanatics.
Sometimes I think this whole climate change thing is a rush to world government. (I know! But I think a lot of people fear that.) It is as if Woodstock really did change the world - that the age of Aquarius really has dawned in our new post-Christian age. The ecology is the religion of the New Age, climate change is the dogma for the New Order. Wow! Maybe I'm on to something here? The media supports this stuff - and doomsday looms if we do nothing... The movie 2012!!! Woah! Ooooooh! It is prophecy!!! Nah - that's just a bad trip if you ask me. Although it really did start with "Woodstock"...
Well, I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, Tell me, where are you going?
This he told me
Said, I'm going down to Yasgur's Farm,
Gonna join in a rock and roll band.
Got to get back to the land and set my soul free.
We are stardust, we are golden,
We are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.
Well, then can I roam beside you?
I have come to lose the smog,
And I feel myself a cog in somethin' turning.
And maybe it's the time of year,
Yes and maybe it's the time of man.
And I don't know who I am,
But life is for learning. - Joni Mitchell, lyrics to "Woodstock"
BTW - I do recycle, use organic products on my lawn, use compact fluorescent in all my lighting, I try not to bathe more than twice a week, and I never go out so as to save gas - well - I drive to the store and church. I keep the heat at 60 - that is because I'm so hot though. I try not to clean more than once every 6 months so as not to use up energy. I feed the wild animals that roam my back yard. I use green laundry soaps and cleaners - and not very often. I'm sick of the green BS though, aren't you?