What The Environmental Movement Should Learn From Religion: That They’re A Religion

What The Environmental Movement Should Learn From Religion: That They’re A Religion

This past weekend, 2 billion Christians celebrated Easter, when Jesus was a martyr for the sins of man. The weekend before that, environmentalists celebrated ignorance, poverty, and backwardness under the name Earth Hour, and they wondered why more people did not help them crash the grid to save the world.

There is one big reason.

Religion has no small amount of fear and blame and, if you are Catholic, some guilt. Environmentalism has those also yet they don’t have 5 billion members the way religion does because they lack the one important thing: Religion offers salvation along with the guilt.

Environmentalism doesn’t, at least not yet – ‘be a wealthy elite who can afford solar power and organic food’ isn’t really a road map to forgiveness everyone can follow – but once they figure out a real salvation solution rather than just bouncing from fundraising cause to fundraising cause, all the other pieces are there for Gaia to take her place among true religions.

Currently Gaia already has:

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