“For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” – Romans 1:21
The knowledge of God is innate, whether or not we want to believe it. We are born into a world filled with wondrous things; and as we see and experience these things, our innate knowledge of God is fostered, and is shaped into something emotionally and intellectually tangible. As adults, we know that, in spite of our desires to rule ourselves, we are not the ultimate power; we are not God.
Once we understand that there is indeed a grand power, we are compelled to seek its origin. Some will find faith in God, some will deliberately walk in the opposite direction—into anti-belief—and some will create their own god. More and more, people are choosing to create a god in their own image, rather than worship a god that created them in his. That is where environmentalism comes in.
With the recent spate of tornados hitting Oklahoma, all the heavy hitters in the anthropogenic Global Warming community have crawled out of the woodwork. With the believability of anthropogenic, or man-made, global warming beginning to go out of fashion—similarly to the way global cooling disappeared in the 1970’s—the desperate few who still cling to the theory always clamor at the chance to bring it back to the mainstream conversation. The tornados have given them such an opportunity.
The global warming purists are a subsection of a movement that has grown steadily since the 1960’s: extreme environmentalism. Extreme environmentalists are those who believe that human beings are destroying the planet with pollution, garbage, and even by simply existing. They believe that the earth is a living entity—not as we would understand that it is living—but an entity with a spirit. They have an extraordinary reverence for the planet, a reverence not dissimilar to the reverence religious people have for God.
Extreme environmentalists protest, petition, and gather together in their mission to protect the planet from us. They revere, they gather together, and they give time and money. In essence, they worship the earth. Environmentalism is the religion of the Left.
Forgive me if I generalize, but the majority of those on the Left don’t believe in God; and if they do, it is a theoretical belief, and unimportant in their lives. They may believe in a higher power, or Karma, or some kind of divine balance, but they refuse to believe in God. They have no interest in submitting to something more powerful than themselves. But because we are innately drawn to seek out our God, they fashion something to believe in; their own god that they can control: the earth.
Environmentalists give themselves power by being in control of their own pet god. More than that, they feel satisfied when they get to protect their god. With their man-made faith, they distract themselves from the truth, and distance themselves from God. With this distance comes a reliance on self and an arrogance that grows until they themselves become god.
“Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.” Romans 1:22 – 23
Environmentalism is the religion of the Left. In their quest for power, they have mistaken foolishness for wisdom. They have become false gods.