Okay, so apparently there’s some sort of “Earth Hour” today, and we’re all supposed to turn out our lights during part of this evening.
The Presence of Gaia by Josephine Wall
Consequently, I am making it a point to activate lights that I would otherwise leave off. After all, I’m not a big fan of religious holidays, and I certainly don’t submit to holidays honoring the earth goddess, Gaia. Everyone, fight the power! Embrace the light of truth!
Environmentalism takes advantage of humanity’s religious nature. Ever since the dawn of man, humans have realized the fallen nature of this world. That is why ancient cultures all sacrificed animals to the gods, and some of them even sacrificed human beings.
Eventually, Christianity arrived and conquered much of the globe. Christianity taught that animal sacrifice was no longer necessary — and effectively ended the practice. In fact, true Christianity condemns almost all efforts to sacrifice anything merely for the sake of sacrificing (Temporary fasting from food is about the only possible exception). But even in Christianized areas, many people either reject the gospel entirely or accept the gospel, but only in theory. Therefore, many deluded individuals still feel an emotional need to sacrifice something for their own “spiritual” benefit.
That is where environmentalism grabs hold of the individual. Deluded leftists feel unworthy of calling themselves righteous unless they give up something. For this reason, many recycling programs exist which actually consume more energy than they save. Paper and aluminum cans can be effectively recycled, but most other efforts are wasteful. They are the modern equivalent of animal sacrifice.
Or maybe these futile efforts are not entirely wasteful…After all, at least they soothe the leftist conscience.