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ENVIRONMENT: Are activists modern Druids?

Letter by Don Wilbur, University Place on April 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 14 Comments »
April 30, 2012 2:16 pm

Re: “Why was article even published?” (letter, 4-24).

The writer refuted Professor Robert H. Nelson’s contention that environmentalism and traditional religion are similar. Christianity was cited to support the professor’s argument.

Perhaps the writer is right in claiming the environmental movement cannot be equated to Christianity. Christianity deals with the spirituality of humans while environmentalists deal with the spirituality of trees, etc.

The environmentalists’ literature is loaded with references to the spiritualist feelings projected by living trees, etc. The environmentalists’ near worship of nature could easily be compared to the Druids who preached their religion in ancient Britain and elsewhere. The Druids were soothsayers who predicted gloom and doom to their followers if they deviated from the priests’ interpretation of “nature.”

Many of us believe the environmentalists have unconsciously replicated the aristocratic Druid priests and updated their religion with billions of taxpayers’ dollars to contrive “scientific research,” propaganda, frivolous regulations and projects.

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