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“In fact, Abbott said: “The forest wasn’t just a place of beauty, but it was a source of resources.”
So what, you might ask. What’s the big deal about seeing a tree and dreaming of furniture?
Well, it’s a blasphemy against the green religion that has Greens leader Christine Milne smelling sulphur.”

Andrew Bolt

It’s (environmentalism) become a religion, and religions don’t worry too much about facts.”
James Lovelock

Trying to get some consistency out of the Liberals is like trying to nail water to a wall. Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense, but if you look at Peter “Whatever Happened There’s Always Someone I Can Attack” Dutton’s response to the second asylum seeker’s potential immolation, then it’s a week where one shouldn’t expect too much sense.

According to Mr Dutton, these tragic events were caused by refugee advocates giving people hope! Now, maybe I’m missing something, but it does strike me that people who have hope don’t tend to set themselves on fire. I would have thought that it was those who’d lost hope. Using Mr Dutton’s logic, those people encouraging Tony to have another crack at the leadership are risking him suddenly putting a match to himself because, while he may be depressed at the moment, once he gets a bit of hope, then he’ll resort to a desperate measure …

Still perhaps we should just be grateful that our Immigration Minister didn’t announce that giving medical attention to those who self-harm is just encouraging others to try it, and that leaving someone to die in agony is just the sort of deterrent to stop people attempting the dangerous sea journey, and helps break the people smugglers business.

Mm, maybe that’s plan B.

And speaking of plan B, did you happen to hear Scott Morrison mention climate change in the Budget? No? Neither did I. And there’s a reason that we all missed it. That’s because he didn’t say anything about it.

In fact, the Liberals are intending to attempt to take away the tax deductibility of green groups unless they spend at least a quarter of their money doing things like planting trees. As some of the big miners put it, why should the green groups have a tax free status that enables them to run campaigns against us, when we have to resort to complicated coorporate structures in order to enjoy a tax free status.

But I see a simple way around this for the green groups. Simply change their organisational structure and call themselves a religion. After all, plenty of people already have suggested that climate science has become a religion. Andrew Bolt regularly writes about the religion of “warmists”. And if people can’t use Bolt as the suppository of all knowledge then I don’t know what he’s good for. (Yes, yes, I know, but if it’s good enough for a PM to say it, then who am I to disagree?)

So all they need is a deity to worship and there’s no earthly reason that anybody could deny them religious status. After all, some Christian figures have called the green movement a “false religion”, and Christians say that about other religions all the time – usually another Christian religion – but if you’re a false religion, then you’re certainly a religion, otherwise, they’d be calling it a “false non-religion”.

As for who could be their god-head, Pope Francis could be okay, but another group’s already called dibs on him.

Bob Brown is a possibility, but I think that he’d prefer to think of himself as more of a prophet than a deity. Then there’s Clive Palmer and while he’d be happy to assume the god-like status, his lack of green -or indeed any other – credentials sort of make him hard to worship.

One could I suppose use Pan for the role. I mean, he was the god of nature, shepherds and flocks. The word “panic” is derived from his name. Yep, when I think about, almost everything Bolt has written on climate change backs up the idea that these green groups have been worshipping Pan all along and there’s no question that they should receive the same tax free status that churches do!


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  1. philgorman2014

    Pan is an emergency alert. Used as “pan- pan, pan-pan, pan-pan” it’s the international radio distress call used to indicate a potentially life threatening situation.

    It denotes a dangerous situation that is not yet serious enough to warrant a Mayday call. Mayday call are used in situations where the loss of life and/or the station is imminent. It requires an immediate response by all nearby stations.

    Pan is applicable but not adequate to the present global situation. For many species it’s already too late. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any extra-terrestrial station able or willing to come to our aid so we must deal with the emergency ourselves.

  2. gee

    not pan, Gaia.

  3. JeffJL


  4. Max Gross

    I still want to know why the UN or ICC isn’t able to bring charges against Dutton and the Turnbott government

  5. totaram

    Very clever and quite logical. I would strongly suggest all green groups organise here as religions. That should really put the wind up these “conservatives”. Let’s see how they get out of that!

  6. Kaye Lee

    Cardinal Pell has already made the case that environmentalists are pagans.

    “Some of the hysteric and extreme claims about global warming are also a symptom of pagan emptiness, of Western fear when confronted by the immense and basically uncontrollable forces of nature. Belief in a benign God who is master of the universe has a steadying psychological effect, although it is no guarantee of Utopia, no guarantee that the continuing climate and geographic changes will be benign. In the past pagans sacrificed animals and even humans in vain attempts to placate capricious and cruel gods. Today they demand a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.”

    Paganism is a term that developed among the Christian community of southern Europe during late antiquity to describe religions other than their own, Judaism, or Islam–the three Abrahamic religions. In the 20th century, it came to be applied as a self-description by practitioners of contemporary pagan, or neo-pagan, religious movements.

    One of my favourite Pell quotes was the following which was directed at Anglican bishop and environmentalist George Browning:

    “Radical environmentalists are more than up to the task of moralising their own agenda and imposing it on people through fear. They don’t need church leaders to help them with this, although it is a very effective way of further muting Christian witness. Church leaders in particular should be allergic to nonsense….. I am certainly sceptical about extravagant claims of impending man-made climatic catastrophes. Uncertainties on climate change abound … my task as a Christian leader is to engage with reality, to contribute to debate on important issues, to open people’s minds, and to point out when the emperor is wearing few or no clothes.”

    And who better to recognise “the task of moralising their own agenda and imposing it on people through fear” than a Catholic cardinal though I think his self-described task of engaging with reality may be stretching the friendship?

  7. John Fraser


    Dead Eye Dutton is going to close 17 Detention centres (gulags) across Australia ….. with the resulting unemployment for Aussies.

    Dead Eye Dutton is keeping open Australia's overseas gulags (detention centres) ……. with the resulting employment staying stable in those countries and the Australian taxpayer picking up the costs of extra Doctors and assorted Medical staff currently being flown to these gulags as well as the Australian staff ……. employed by a Spanish company contracted by the Australian govt to run these overseas gulags.

    When Australians look around and wonder what happened to all the money from the sale of iron ore, coal, uranium, gold etc then the above shows just how much we have pissed up against the wall.

    And then there's Google, Microsoft, News Corp and all the other Corporations who have dodged paying the full rate of tax in Australia.

    The irony of a country invaded and settled by the criminal classes of England now being ripped off so flagrantly shouldn't be lost on anyone.

  8. mark

    a healthy disrespect for authority,one and all.mark

  9. bobrafto

    Kaye your quote of Pell’s

    ………………I am certainly sceptical about extravagant claims of impending man-made climatic catastrophes. Uncertainties on climate change abound … my task as a Christian leader is to engage with reality, to contribute to debate on important issues, to open people’s minds, and to point out when the emperor is wearing few or no clothes.”

    He wants to engage with reality while engaging in fantasy rituals to appease his god.

  10. win jeavons

    At church last Sunday the sermon was all about climate change and our responsibility for protecting nature from human caused disaster. Not all churches or all christians are as selfish and ignorant as the Hillsong mob ( who don’t mind wealth at all ).

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