It can certainly be said that Western Civilization is in its post-Christian phase. It an also be seen – clearly, I might add – that Western Civ is in decline. In Europe, it is so far advanced that it is unclear how much longer before Islam takes over and massive slaughter begins.
Climate Change is merely one of many obsessions of the godless left ideology that drives the west toward its demise. This article (speech) – delivered by Tony Abbot (MP, Australia) at the Global Warming Policy Foundation is quite revealing. He details how the effort to “save the planet” have essentially destroyed or incapacitated entire industries, made electricity unreliable and very expensive, and supported massive use of coal from Australia in China. He is quite clear as to the cause of this. For example:
In the longer term, we need less theology and more common sense about emissions reduction. It matters but not more than everything else. As Clive James has suggested in a celebrated recent essay, we need to get back to evidence based policy rather than “policy based evidence”.
He correctly points out that “consensus” is the opposite of science, as if reality can be determined by vote. And yet, this is exactly where the left is coming from. By decree, truth is set. Five year plans produced. Failure cannot happen, so when it does, it is ignored or blamed on evil conspirators who are trying to stop utopia from happening.
In the case of emissions reduction – a heavily pushed policy here in the US as well as in Europe – it has the facade of “doing the right thing” but is actually more like voodoo:
There’s a veneer of rational calculation to emissions reduction but underneath it’s about “doing the right thing”. Environmentalism has managed to combine a post-socialist instinct for big government with a post-Christian nostalgia for making sacrifices in a good cause. Primitive people once killed goats to appease the volcano gods. We’re more sophisticated now but are still sacrificing our industries and our living standards to the climate gods to little more effect.
The very foundation of our culture, rational thought, the scientific method, belief in a orderly universe, questioning and challenging – these are being thrown out with little regard to the ultimate impact on our capacity to sustain our own way of life. This comes from a total lack of education and understanding of the connection between the Christian world view and the rise of the modern west. Rather, we reach out to Islam, which shares this same hatred for questioning, rational thought, and an orderly universe, not understanding that we are headed into the dustbin of history by doing so. The focus now is on feelings not facts or truth. Allah is capricious and thus science has no meaning when you can never explain anything other than saying “Allah wills.”
Who can save us from our moral and spiritual decay before it brings the final collapse of civilization and a new, Islamic dark age? Only one can save, and that One is Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
And will this salvation happen? Read Revelations – the last book in the Bible – to find out.
It is well worth watching or reading the full speech…