Thursday, October 25, 2007

There's a New Pope In Town

Pope Albert I has arrived as the first pontiff of the world's newest religion: Global Warming. The Holy See is somewhere in the state of Tennessee in the USA, though Pope Albert I is frequently on the move in his Lear Jet. The Pope was elected in the normal manner, secret ballot, and was confirmed by the Nobel committee; something a little more unusual. Apparently the Nobel committee has usurped the place of the traditional College of Cardinals.

Global Warming as a creed is still developing but traces its origins to Germany in the early 1970's when the Green Party first emerged as a political force. The Green Gospel has been evolving, much as did the now archaic Christian, Judaic, and Muslim dogma proceeded centuries ago. As might be expected in the era of higher technology, that is relative to biblical times, the message and its development are gaining momentum as the former social ties to religion have frayed.

The new Pope and his followers however have revealed the banality of human nature. This new religion already has its proponents of inquisition and punishment. The rooting out of heretics is essential to the safety of the new religion. This was also the case of the old religions which frequently expressed this through the concepts of blasphemy and apostasy. Even today Islam attempts to maintain control of its adherence through the fatwa death sentence for those who raise doubts.

The call for disbarment of heretical meteorologists, college professors and any other dissident makes this comparison apt. The apparent vacuum left in the lives of those who have declared God to be dead has made it necessary to find something else to hold onto that requires faith.

The chance to rise through the episcopal ranks has reached the Hollywood elite, the heights of Eurotrash proponents, and every other opportunist who recognizes a chance to make a buck from the fears of the gullible. Every event on earth is directed by Global Warming in much the same way as the faithful were kept in check by disasters that were God's revenge for earthly sins.

Technology might advance but human nature evolution moves much more slowly. It is far easier to shrink atoms and use nano science than to get humankind to make an intellectual jump past dishonesty.

Of course the climate is changing. The moment the climate stops changing will signal the demise of the planet and most probably the solar system in which it revolves. The earth's climate is determined by numerous factors not the least of which is the heat of the sun. This temperature is currently at a high point in its normal cycle.

Beware Greeks bearing gifts is a good rule to live by when encountering Global Warming Evangelists; make no mistake that is what Pope Albert I and his acolytes are doing.

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