Two religions are sweeping the globe and gaining power and influence every day. One is very old. The other is very new. They worship very different deities and gain their power through very different means.
Radical Islam is pushing the extreme beliefs of that religion on ever larger populations of the downtrodden. Where large numbers of people are dissatisfied with their lot in life, there is a breeding ground for radical islam. Those who would increase the spread and the power of Islam use intimidation, terror, torture and other less than humane methods to coerce people to go along with their plans. The end result, the radicals hope, will be a world without infidels, operating under Sharia Law and in which concepts like freedom, liberty, and individual initiative don’t exist.
According to Wikipedia, “A religion is a system of human thought which usually includes a set of narratives, symbols, beliefs and practices that give meaning to the practitioner’s experiences of life through reference to a higher power, deity or deities, or ultimate truth.”
Radical Environmentalism is the other and it is both a very new and fast growing religion. I like the current Wikipedia definition of Religion. To me, Radical Environmentalism and in particular, Global Warmism, are religions. The Ultimate Truth of Global Warmism is this: The earth is warming at a rate which will have catistrophic consequences to all life forms and the reason is an increase in ‘greenhouse gasses’ caused by human activity. The end result of Global Warmism, its proponents hope, will be a world with significantly lower fossil fuel consumption, and all economic activity that has a significant “carbon footprint.” The Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen will go a long way to determining how far this new religion goes.
I would argue that these two religions, not necessarily working together, but working at the same time, will bring an end to thousands of years of human progress and will result in a world dominated by Radical Islam with people enduring a standard of living equivalent to what existed in the dark ages. As economies stagger under the pressure of regulation and restraint, more people will fall into poverty creating a new large base for exploitation by radical Islam.
The following video raises some interesting questions.
Do the leaders of these two religions want to control the world so they can dictate the way we live? Yes.
Do the leaders of these religions use peer pressure to sell their product? Yes.
Do you agree that both are religions by the Wiki definition? Do you agree that they are gaining power and influence?
Which is the more dangerous religion?