The religious tendencies of Leftist issues

July 18, 2007 at 2:57 am (Leftist idiocy, Religion, The Left)

I puzzles me (and worries me, interestingly enough) to see the whole climate change issue become quasi-religious for the Left, what with Al Gore being proclaimed and treated like a prophet like the times of yore (“yore” in this case being Judaism before the Second Temple period).

Isn’t it interesting how Leftist movements take on very religious overtones: first Communism, then anti-war, now climate change?

The problem is that, like religious systems, the core beliefs and assumptions become infallible doctrines and, thus, cannot be questioned. Those who question them are heretics or idiots (or both): such arguments are never taken seriously, the faithful seek to shut up the heretics with the Words of Truth (repeating them like some sacred chant or mantra) or with ridicule (or anathematization).

And then they accuse us of being theologically and morally intolerant and rationally incapable.

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3 Comments

  1. Wickedpinto said,

    Global Warming, is the evangelical atheist’s version of the 7 plagues.

  2. Wickedpinto said,

    And then they accuse us of being theologically and morally intolerant and rationally incapable.

    And how about this? “us” includes myself allah and ace, and others who are openly ateheist/indifferently agnostic.

  3. Paul Sunstone said,

    This might not be the most popular thing to point out here, but it seems to me both the right and the left are human, and hence, are intolerant of some things. What might vary is precisely what each is intolerant of. The same might be said for both sides sharing the human tendency to be irrational.

    “The problem is that, like religious systems, the core beliefs and assumptions become infallible doctrines and, thus, cannot be questioned. Those who question them are heretics or idiots (or both): such arguments are never taken seriously, the faithful seek to shut up the heretics with the Words of Truth (repeating them like some sacred chant or mantra) or with ridicule (or anathematization).”

    I couldn’t agree more with you there.

    Good blog, by the way.

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