Besides the fact that environmentalism perverts the very concept of value (by placing some intrinsic value in nature, apart from man), reflects a terrible method of thinking (non-scientific/non-rational), and calls for human sacrifice in a way that is potentially more destructive than any holocaust in history, environmentalism is now indisputably the new religion of our age. I take as evidence, the fact that it is more scary than hell.
I’m being a bit bombastic here, and I’m not sure the exact results of the survey can be trusted, but we know at least some percentage of kids are really frightened by the potential for environmental disaster. Personally, I’m frightened by this statement from the article:
Interestingly enough, kids vex over the state of the planet, especially when it came to safe and clean air and water, regardless of any pro-environmental measures on the part of their parents. A staggering 95 percent of the children surveyed said their parents pitched in by recycling, using rechargeable batteries, and conserving water and electricity.
It’s amazing to me that whoever wrote this never considered the possibility that “parents pitching in” is exactly what is contributing to the children’s fears. It’s like saying, “In a surprise finding, Catholic children fear hell more than all other children combined, despite the fact that the religion shows them exactly how to avoid hell.” It only makes sense if you accept the premises of Catholicism and believe in hell.
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…