"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." – GK Chesterton, 1933
I've written in the past that it was pointless to spend so much time lending credibility to the silliness of climate-change hysteria by trying to debate the politics of something so complex as man's ambition to control nature on a global scale…or more precisely, to force you and I to fund this hopeless and senseless endeavor. In verbal discussions, I've told people that I don't think some really grasp just how big, versatile and ever-changing the earth is.
There are a lot of things in this world to worry about - things that can be controlled. Climate/global temperatures are not one of those things.
In a December 19th Tweet, Sarah Palin summed up my own views of this issue:
Copenhgen=arrogance of man2think we can change nature's ways.MUST b good stewards of God's earth,but arrogant&naive2say man overpwers nature
The concept is like something out of some wild comedy: the laid-back yet brilliant underachiever decides that he can alter global temperatures and brings his gay, wise-cracking friend in on it, getting into all sorts of wacky adventures along the way.
People nodding their heads in agreement with the hysterics and demagogues ignore all of the inconsistencies, smarminess and financial interests of the climate-change hysterics – the lie that there is a scientific consensus; the doctored or misrepresented photos of suffering animals; the rejection or dismissal of opposing views; the refusal to even entertain, respond to, debate or acknowledge those views; the ClimateGate scandal; the manipulation of data, including the hockey-stick theory; the ignoring of historical trends and previous warming periods; the ignoring of the fact that temperatures have been decreasing for the past decade; the 100+ year history of the press in bouncing from global warming scares to global cooling scares; the extraordinary government funds that are sought by climate-change hysterics and the subsequent politicization of science; the ridiculous declaration that carbon-dioxide be considered a toxic poison that is bad for the planet; the accumulation of wealth by activists selling "carbon-credits" that allow the wealthy to not personally sacrifice and feel the impact of the climate-change agenda; the analysis that shows that there is virtually nothing we can do to have an intentional and noticeable effect on global temperatures.
Tie all this in with the notion that all of this manages to be supported and even spearheaded by big-government, no-borders, anti-oil, anti-capitalist, anti-US-sovereignty, pro-UN leftist radicals and political activists (just look at the embarrassing street protests in Copenhagen) and the question for everyday, non-political Americans becomes…how do you justify risking your standard of living (and that of your children) and sending your tax dollars off to support international big-government agendas when there is so much about climate-change hysteria that hasn't been answered and on the surface appears to be based on lies but at the very least is unexplainable in any substantive and consistent sense?
I am indeed a "denier". When it comes to God, I am an agnostic. Yet, I have more cause, reason and interest to believe in the existence of God or to consider religion than I do to believe in man's ability to destroy the world via climate-change caused by our simply existing. If anything, these people and their self-adulation, their self-importance, their fantastic perception of their own lot in life and their own abilities to alter the destiny of an entire planet…makes me lean toward believing in God even more. My ability to recognize mans limitations (made evident by the nonsense of reversing non-existent global warming) causes me to ponder just how something so complex could really have been created and sustained without a higher cultivator.
The highly quotable GK Chesterton, besides the aforementioned quote, also said that those who don't believe in God don't simply believe in nothing – they believe in anything. And instead of relying on the big-G (God) for relief and sustenance and fulfillment, they rely on the little-g (government). But like the typical atheist complaint against organized religion, atheists and big-government secularists aren't content with subjecting just themselves to their beliefs; they need to subject everyone to them.
Of course, as an agnostic conservative, I can say that with certainty that no one in America is trying to use Mother Nature, the economy and the force of law to subject me to and enslave me under their God. The same cannot be said of those who worship big-government.
As a freedom-loving American, that is what truly frightens me as I bundle up to keep warm at night…