Sunday, April 16, 2017

Religion of Environmentalism

Displaced Christian Theism
Separation of Church and State
Religion of Environmentalism
By Stephen L. Wilmeth

            He has risen!
            Displaced Christian Theism
            The 1892 Supreme Court decision, the Trinity Decision, declared that “this (Our United States) is a Christian Nation”.
            The symbolism of that doctrinal foundation is everywhere. The structure of the Supreme Court has carvings of Moses and the Ten Commandments. Emblazoned over the Speaker of the House of Representatives are the words, “In God We Trust”. Oaths in courtrooms have invoked God from our beginning. The Liberty Bell has scripture engraved on it. The constitutions of all 50 states mention God. The Declaration of Independence mentions God four times. As a nation, we celebrate Christmas to commemorate the Savior’s birth. Fully, 95% of our Founders were Christian. Even our national anthem mentions God, and, at the time of our founding, the Bible was used as the primary textbook in schools. Until recent years, we knew every president was sworn in over a Bible, saying the words, “So help me God”.
Prior to that development, Christian Theism was our national doctrinal religion, but we know that a temporal executive branch office holder unilaterally declared that null. He said our union was no longer a Christian nation.
Religion of Environmentalism
Our forefathers never sought to evict the doctrinal religion from our society. They recognized “the several states” did not share uniform values. They embraced the fact that Americans lived and worshipped differently, but to eliminate the very foundation that set us apart from the world would have horrified them as much as it does us.
Immense effort and treasury has been expended to displace the Christian Theism with the secular faith of environmentalism. Concurrent with this revolution, Christian Theism has been dumped into the mix as if it were a separate and distinct denominational religion of the Christian state.
The effort has been led by what we are being told are the “best people, the most enlightened people”. In modern form, they are biblical recapitulations of the Sadducees (the ruling elite/ the one percenters) and the Pharissees (the main foes of Jesus). In modern form, they are represented by secular and atheist urbanites. Their problem, and, perhaps common to human genetic psyche, is their inevitable march toward a societal need for structure. That always entails religion in all of its forms and tenets.
They have joined the church of environmentalism.
They seek an Eden, a paradise, and a state of oneness with nature. They believe in a fall from grace. That is represented in their anxiety over pollution and the parallel impacts of global warming. They believe there will be a day of judgment when the earth’s ecosystems collapse, hence, they seek salvation. That lies just on the horizon, within reach only by their influence under their managed and deeply sacred state of sustainability.
Their structure is further bolstered by their chief priests, the characters who define the science and the structured course toward salvation. They are the academics, the lead bureaucrats, and the NGO kingpins. Their scribes, the secular press and the career bureaucrats, control the thought processes and enforce the rules.
The system they have created and control also collects the tithing. No longer is a biblical 10% good enough. No, we are subject upwards toward 50% of expenditures when all the tax on alcohol, tobacco, fuel, and varied and expansive surcharges are layered with federal, state, and local taxation. The uncounted trillions must be staggering.
 Without a doubt, the religion of environmentalism has grown exponentially. It has become one with our government. It is manifested daily in the disclosure that every alternative energy grant will fail like its previous rendition, that the demise of the meadow mouse is a bureaucratic invention, that NOAA is starting to look awfully idiotic defending global warming, that the importance of biological connectivity should be reassessed in juxtaposition with On the Origin of Species, that wilderness dreaming from Manhattan is light years apart from actually living and working in nature, and that government management of the commons is the blueprint to follow for utter failure.
What these parochials don’t want to hear, though, is their religion is every bit the killer of which they have accused Christianity.
The Separation of Church and State
The secular anxiety of separation of church and state, the tool used to bludgeon Christianity, is as tedious as their global climate change scripture. The objective lesson comes from the Thomas Jefferson letter to the Danbury Baptist Association from which the reference of “building a wall of separation of Church & State” came. The stylized script was typical Jeffersonian and must be read repeatedly to get full impact. In the text, Jefferson is agreeing with the association that government’s role is one of limited, managed actions, but, under no circumstances, is the creation of opinion allowed. The message was one of agreement with the council that religious freedom was to be protected from government not the protection of government from religious thought or dictate.
We have long suffered from the absence of separation of environmentalism and our government. The war waged against Christianity has been a diversion. The real conflict is the marriage of the environmentalism religion and the federal state. There is no legal authority for that union.
 It is time to separate the two. It is time to divest this government of this extra-legal codependency of church and state. Jefferson clarified that position when he continued, “…their (the people’s) legislature should make no laws respecting an establishment of religion.”
“I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man,” he closed. On this most holy of mornings we should take a moment and greet our fellow Christians, similarly.

He has risen, indeed!

Stephen L. Wilmeth is a rancher from southern New Mexico. “Read the lecture given by Michael Crichton, Environmentalism as Religion, given to the San Francisco Commonwealth Club in 2003. The chasm between any standard beliefs has only deepened.”

I was privileged to work with Robert H. Nelson at the DOI, and he is one of the more prolific writers on this subject. See his book, The New Holy Wars, or his more recent presentation Environmental Religion and Church and State.

And here is a short video of Crichton answering questions on the topic:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pagan cultures tend to worship the environment or the creation rather than the creator. As the USA abandons Christianity it is not surprising to see it turn to pagan worship.