January 07, 2014
Global Warming Fanatics as the New Millerites
Possibly the best analogy I've read on global climate change alarmism and apocolyptic religoius fundamentalism in some time. Read the post, but Millerites were not just adventists: they were date certain adventists.
Of course when the dates for Armegeddon came and went many of them left the group ... only to form new groups with new dates. The most famous of these being Jehovah's Witnesses and their 1914 date.
Given the evolution of Witness eschetology over the past 100 years, maybe our global warming true believers will begin to frame the coming catastrophe as a spiritual heavenly event, and not literal earthly one?
Like, global warming is happening ... in our hearts.