The View From 1776
Sunday, November 06, 2011
Global Warming and Gnostic Paganism
The modern irruption of religious gnosticism, exemplified in the philosophical materialism of socialism, is a paradigm in which an intellectual elite see themselves alone possessed of special knowledge to restructure societies and perfect human life here on earth.
That sort of hubristic pretension to knowledge is simply a liberal-progressive urge to supplant our Creator God. It was described thousands of years ago in the Biblical story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden eating the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge to become like God. Such pretension has always resulted in expulsion from Eden.
Lenin and Stalin, backed by their American liberal-progressive supporters, were prepared to liquidate tens of millions of citizens in order to impose socialistic materialism, believing they were creating social, political, and economic perfection for future generations. Today’s believers in man-made global warming are prepared to wreck the world economy, casting millions of people into penury, to finance their schemes for reduction of so-called greenhouse gases.
Read this excerpt from Cardinal George Pell’s Global Warming