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    Default Environmentalism: Is it a religion?

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    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Yes, it is becoming one, complete with dogma and censure for those who question the dogma. And folks, I am a liberal but I can see this and I don't like it one bit. It has nothing to do with the validity of global warming or evironmental causes and everything to do with how these issues are being used.

    Greenism is going to be the left's version of this.

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    Not unless the environmentalists in question are actual nature worshipers. The crazy hippie college kid preservationist drum circle protester types are ideological nitwits. Opposing short sighted and destructive practices such as clear cutting, over fishing and strip mining is entirely reasonable.

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    Among my closest friends and family, not one is ridden with guilt and overcome with concern for the environment.

    I think that it's mainly just a media obsession/marketing ploy that will turn out to be be short-lived.

    It's just a trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sassafrassquatch View Post
    Not unless the environmentalists in question are actual nature worshipers. The crazy hippie college kid preservationist drum circle protester types are ideological nitwits. Opposing short sighted and destructive practices such as clear cutting, over fishing and strip mining is entirely reasonable.
    What do you think about the ones who tell people who many children they should have?
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    Among my closest friends and family, not one is ridden with guilt and overcome with concern for the environment.

    I think that it's mainly just a media obsession/marketing ploy that will turn out to be be short-lived.

    It's just a trend.
    I think it's much more than a fad. I didn't actually realize the extent until I moved to Minnesota.
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    What do you think about the ones who tell people who many children they should have?
    Or tells children they need to die early to save the planet.

    Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early

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    I know you touched upon it in your blog, but what exactly is going down in Minnesota?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
    What do you think about the ones who tell people who many children they should have?
    If they want to institute a one child policy, that's absurd. Not many westerners have more than two kids so the effect of those who do is negligible. The people who do the clown car should be spayed and neutered.
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    It causes me a fair amount of concern to see how many people doubt there are environmental crises hand...
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