There are many climate change skeptics around the world who have suggested that global warming is a new religion being spread by hysterical zealots like soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore.
Last night, as reported by the Charleston Gazette, the prophecy was fulfilled (emphasis added throughout):
"Leaders from four Charleston [West Virginia] faith groups discussed global warming from a religious perspective Monday evening, discussing what they and their followers could do to raise awareness about the issue."
How depressing. The article continued:
"I am not convinced that most Americans and most people in this room are prepared to do what is required," said the Rev. Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, rector of Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral in Charleston. "How many people here right now are willing to go without air conditioning and heat? How many are willing to buy smaller hybrid cars?"
"In America, it's the individual, not society as a whole, that matters," said the Rev. Dennis L. Johnson, senior minister of Charleston Baptist Temple. "As long as the individual is the center of our society then the problem will continue."
It is an issue of stewardship, he said.
"Regardless if the science on global warming is true, half true or not true, we have to be stewards of our planet for the next generation," he said.
Fascinating. So, it doesn't even matter if the science is true.