From An Exercise in Futility,
In a sense, eco-religion is a proto-religion. It illustrates why religion is the way it is. Everybody is capable of, and to a certain extent desires the chance, to engage in this kind of thinking – blind devotion to something in hopes that it will bring some meaning to life. The problem with a religion like global warming is that it can and ultimately will be disproven. If you’re going to devote your religious fervor to something, you should devote it to the very thing – in fact, the only thing – that by its definition can never be disproven. Yet again, those ignorant Christians are the ones doing it right and the eco-religious zealots are walking about with egg on their faces.