Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The false religion of global warming

The false religion of global warming
Exclusive: Joseph Farah lists ways greens
are aggressively 'evangelizing' Americans

Posted: April 22, 2008
1:00 am Eastern

By Joseph Farah


hysteria – a condition variously characterized by emotional excitability, excessive anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances, or the unconscious simulation of organic disorders, such as blindness, deafness, etc.

That's how my dictionary defines hysteria.

It's a good definition – especially insofar as the way I use the word to characterize the pathological obsession with the thoroughly unscientific theory that the world is facing doom and gloom from manmade, catastrophic global warming.

For many of the purveyors of this psychosis, there is little reason to offer up facts to counter their delusions. There can be no debate on this matter, they contend. The hour is too late. Anyone who counters their zealotry has suspect motives and is probably on the payroll of the oil industry.

Ironically, of course, the politician most closely associated with global warming hysteria is Al Gore, whose family fortune was built on Occidental Oil stock. Now he is attempting to expand his fortune through the sale of carbon credits.

But the real measure of how thoroughly global warming hysteria has pervaded the political culture of America is the fact that President Bush has embraced it.

There is almost nowhere clear-thinking Americans can turn politically now to express their skepticism about global warming hysteria.

Barack Obama is an apostle of the cult.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is an adherent.

John McCain is an evangelist.

Now Bush says he wants Congress to pass a bill combating global warming.

This is tragic because there is nothing about this religion that is true:

Global warming is not a result of man's activity;
It cannot be stopped by actions of government or business;
It is not bad for man and Earth, but good;
It is part of a cyclical and natural trend of cooling and warming, not a one-way street;
The slight warming we've witnessed in the last 20 years is not unusual;
Global warming is not caused by carbon dioxide levels – natural or manmade.
For those reasons and more, the definition of hysteria applies to the believers. They are getting themselves worked up emotionally about nothing. They have excessive anxiety about nothing. Their ability to understand and accept truth on the subject is disrupted by sensory and motor disturbances. They are, in effect, rendered blind and deaf to any and all facts, data and information that might liberate them from their mental disorder.

Send your children to school and they will be indoctrinated into this faith.

Send your young adults to college and they will become missionaries for the faith.

Read your newspaper or watch the network news and you will be a target for conversion or discipleship.

Go to the movies or watch television entertainment shows and you will get old-fashioned, fire-and-brimstone, apocalyptic preaching.

Turn to major-party presidential politics and you will have only the choice of supporting forced global warming tithing on a massive scale.

Criticize the high priests on their proclamations and you face ostracism, ridicule, excommunication from the new pantheism.

But, just so you don't get the wrong idea, global warming is not really about atonement for mankind's sins against Mother Earth.

Oh, no – not by a long shot.

In fact, this false religion was founded upon the most base materialistic motivations.

It's not about saving the planet. It's not about God and spiritual matters. It's not even about doing good.

Instead, it's about money and power. It's just the latest and most sophisticated effort by elitists to empower themselves at the expense of the people and the rule of law by redistributing wealth as they see fit.

Carter’s Meetings on Israel’s Land Coincide with 18 Moderate and Minor Midwest Earthquakes and Two Metro Washington DC Tornadoes

Carter’s Meetings on Israel’s Land Coincide with 18 Moderate and Minor Midwest Earthquakes and Two Metro Washington DC Tornadoes
Friday: Carter in Syria to Meet Assad and Mashaal

Jimmy Carter met Friday with Syrian President Bashar Assad before holding talks with Hamas' exiled political chief Khaled Mashaal.

Carter's meetings with Hamas have drawn sharp criticism from Israelis, U.S. officials. Washington lists Hamas as a terrorist group.

Ynet reported, that former President Carter met Friday with the exiled leader of Hamas and the group's deputy chief, men the US government has labeled as global terrorists and Israel accuses of masterminding suicide bombings and kidnappings.

Friday: 5.2 earthquake rocks large region of Midwest - AP

WEST SALEM, Ill. (AP) — Residents across the Midwest were awakened Friday by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake that rattled skyscrapers in Chicago's Loop and homes in Cincinnati but appeared to cause no major injuries or damage.

The earthquake struck southern Illinois about six miles north of Mount Carmel, at 4:37 a.m., violently shaking people from their beds, swaying Chicago skyscrapers and vibrating the earth as far east as Georgia.

It was felt in such distant cities as Milwaukee, Des Moines, Iowa, and Atlanta, nearly 400 miles to the southeast.

The strongest quake produced in recent history by the Wabash area was a magnitude 5.3 in southern Illinois in 1968, but researchers have found evidence that 4,000 to 6,000 years ago, much stronger quakes shook the region, Kim said, as strong as magnitude 7.0 or more.

Saturday: Carter meets with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia - Fox

Following his second round of talks with Mashaal, the former US president traveled to Saudi Arabia, where he and King Abdullah discussed "matters of mutual interest," the official Saudi Arabian news agency reported, without elaborating.

Sunday: Jordan's Abdullah to Carter: Israel must lift blockade of Gaza - CNN

AMMAN - King Abdullah II of Jordan conferred Sunday with former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and said that Israel must lift the blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip and stop expanding Jewish settlements on Palestinian land.

In a royal court statement, the king also stressed the need for "tangible progress" in the ongoing peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinians.

"The monarch underscored the importance of achieving tangible progress in the peace talks between the two sides and ensuring the availability of circumstances that lead to success of the negotiating process and the setting up of an independent Palestinian state," a royal court statement said.

King Abdullah expressed "appreciation for Carter's active role and contributions towards the establishment of peace in the region, ending the Arab Israeli conflict and boosting world peace".

Sunday: A pair of tornadoes struck Metro Washington - CNN

A pair of tornadoes struck suburban Washington on Sunday, mangling trees and stripping siding off several homes, the National Weather Service confirmed.

The first tornado hit St. Charles, Maryland -- about 30 miles south of Washington -- just after 2 p.m. It uprooted several trees, many of which fell onto cars and homes.

The strongest wind from that touchdown was 80 mph -- enough force to blow out windows.

A second tornado followed about 30 minutes later outside Hyattsville, Maryland -- about 10 miles northeast of the capital.

The high-speed winds, peaking at 100 mph, hit the George E. Peters Adventist

School especially hard, tearing off a portion of the roof and flinging it and mounds of debris into the parking lot.

Monday: Carter: Hamas Willing to Accept Israel as 'Neighbor Next Door in Peace' - Jerusalem Post

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Monday that Hamas — the Islamic militant group known for its suicide bombings and rocket attacks on Israel — is prepared to accept the Jewish state's right to "live as a neighbor next door in peace."

Hamas is also ready prepared to accept the outcome of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, provided it is approved in a Palestinian referendum, or by a Palestinian government chosen in new elections, Carter said.

However, a Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip said Hamas wouldn't be bound by a referendum's results.

In the past, Hamas officials have said they would establish a "peace in stages" if Israel were to withdraw to the frontiers it held before the 1967 Mideast War.

But it has been evasive about how it sees the final borders of a Palestinian state, and has not abandoned its official call for Israel's destruction. Hamas leaders "said that they would accept a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders" and they would "accept the right of Israel to live as a neighbor next door in peace," he said.

Carter made the comments during a speech in Jerusalem on Monday during an event hosted by the Israeli Council of Foreign Relations.

Hamas turns down truce proposal

Carter said that Hamas turned down his proposal for a 30-day unilateral ceasefire with Israel. He said Hamas did not trust Israel to respond to such a truce.

The former US President also said it's a "problem" that Israel and the US refuse to meet with Hamas. "The problem is not that I met with Hamas in Syria," he said. "The problem is that Israel and the United States refuse to meet with someone who must be involved."

Carter also said Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking has "regressed" since a US-hosted Mideast conference in Annapolis, Maryland, in November.

Speaking about the possibility of renewed peace talks between Israel and Syria, he said Syria wants the US to play a "strong role" in bringing to two sides together.

Monday: A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern - AP

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook southern Illinois early Monday, the latest in a string of quakes that have rattled the region since last week, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake -- the 18th since a magnitude 5.2 hit the area Friday morning -- was centered about six miles below ground and about 37 miles (60 km) north-northwest of Evansville, Indiana, or about 131 miles (211 km) east of St. Louis.

It struck at 12:38 a.m. local time (1:38 a.m. ET). There were no immediate reports of damage.

The 18 quakes that followed Friday's moderate temblor have predominantly been minor earthquakes -- magnitude 3.9 and below.

Friday's quake was the strongest to hit in the region in 40 years.

Allow U.S. Religious Persecution to Stand, Cement the Nation’s Demise

Allow U.S. Religious Persecution to Stand, Cement the Nation’s Demise

By Bill Wilson, KIN Senior Analyst

WASH—Apr 23— KIN -- Across the nation anti-American organizations rooted in godless socialism are partnering with ruthless, corrupt judges to make a run at removing God from the public square and cementing America's decline from the nation's founding laws and principles that were rooted in the Bible. Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union have found favor with morally bankrupt judges to quell religious freedom of speech and expression. These cases, if left unchallenged and standing, could determine a new prophetic position for the United States with respect to its already accelerated economic and moral decline.

A Federal Appeals court has ruled that East Brunswick New Jersey Football Coach Marcus Borden breaks the law when he takes a knee and bows his head during student led prayer before football games. The court ruled that the 25-year-old practice constitutes "an unconstitutional endorsement of religion."

In Louisiana, a Federal Judge ruled that a portrait of Jesus in a courthouse with the caption "To know peace, obey these laws" was unconstitutional unless it was accompanied by other historic figures such as Moses, Charlemagne, and Napoleon to show historical context.

A school district in Ohio, yet to take court action, has demanded a teacher remove his personal Bible from his desk. The teacher refused.

There are also allegations brought by Americans United For Separation of Church and State against Pastors Wiley Drake in California and Steve Riggle in Texas. Constant persecutor of Christians, Americans United led by the so-called "Reverend" Barry Lynn has written letters about Drake and Riggle to the Internal Revenue Service demanding an investigation of the pastors with an eye toward revoking their non-profit status. Lynn argues that the pastors use the pulpit to endorse political candidates. The pastors rightly say they can personally endorse whom they wish. Riggle has countered with a letter to the IRS asking that Americans United be investigated for obstructing the political process.

The First Amendment guarantees complete freedom of religion to every American citizen, whether he is employed by the government or not, whether he has tax exempt status or not--a guarantee that trumps any law or regulation because the Constitution expressly prohibits Congress from making any law respecting religion or the free exercise of it.

Deuteronomy 7 gives warning about breaking covenant with God: "Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keeps covenant and mercy with them that love him and keeps his commandments to a thousand generations; and repays them that hate him to their face, to destroy them." Let us not allow our nation to fall from covenant with God. Take action.