Time for Another Another Reformation

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Mon, 05 Oct 2009 12:17:36 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

L. Neil Smith at The Libertarian Enterprise - Neil gives a short history lesson of one of the reasons for Martin Luther's reformation, the selling of indulgences by the Medici popes, and reminds us of the need for a new reformation, from today's environmentalist and statist religions, and their selling of carbon trading indulgences. [tle]

At some point, the selling of indulgences finally trailed off.

Until today.

A few paragraphs earlier, I said the fuel of religion is guilt. A properly indoctrinated individual can't do anything without piling it up. In the past, he couldn't eat, sleep, work, or make love without feeling guilt, which the purveyors of religion found very useful. In today's twisted world, where a rock 8000 miles in diameter is revered as a deity, he can't even breathe, because with each breath he exhales what the indoctrinators assert is the very essence of evil, carbon dioxide.

Breathing is Original Sin.

You're guilty every moment you live, and you must pay.

But don't worry, sinner, help is coming. Pope Algore I, spiritual head of the new religion we call environmentalism, will be happy to sell you all the indulgences you'll ever need, in the form of carbon tax credits. Progress may come to a screeching halt, and civilization itself may collapse, unable to bear the penalty weight of this toxic notion. We may all end up as detechnologized peasants, living nasty, brutal, and short lives in mud huts while the parasites are whooping it up in the shining castle on the hill, but we'll sleep well in the knowledge that we have been absolved of the unspeakable crime of being alive.

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