All hail the new CofE: The Church of Extinction

Nov 14, 2019 by

by Andy Shaw, Spectator: A radical new religion is sweeping across the western world. Young people are marching from their schools and preaching on the streets. Pensioners are blocking roads and glueing themselves to trains. ‘The End Is Nigh!’ ‘The Climate is Collapsing!’ is their new call to prayer. Extinction Religion is building its church inside our primary schools, colleges and town centres. It is gathering a flock of anxious and fearful people and inspiring them to protest and get...

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When the word of God counts as hate speech

Oct 20, 2019 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: EARLIER this month another pastor and I were preaching the gospel in Uxbridge, the Prime Minister’s constituency. We were near the Underground station, so there were plenty of passers-by. Because of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in the centre of the capital we displayed a poster which read as follows: Climate change anxiety is what happens when people no longer fear the God who controls the climate. Such anxiety is unnecessary, because the...

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Extinction Rebellion – the new religion with Greta as its saint

Oct 13, 2019 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, The Conservative Woman: ADMIT it, the apocalyptic has always featured in church life. Both Old and New Testaments contain revelations of the dire consequences which are about to happen unless we fallen humans get our act together and begin to follow God’s teachings. The history of the church is full of individuals and movements who imagined that they were prophets of God and whipped people up into a frenzy of fear about what they were utterly convinced would...

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Responding to the climate emergency

Sep 21, 2019 by

by the Archbishop of Canterbury, on facebook: As a Christian, responding to the climate emergency is not optional – it’s essential. We’re called to protect God’s creation and love our neighbour. It’s inspiring to see young people so passionate about protecting God’s creation and calling our attention to the climate emergency. Thank you for showing us where our priorities should be. Please be safe in all you do – and encourage your school to organise participation activities, as...

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The extinction of reason

Sep 20, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips: On a day like today, when there are protests and demonstrations in country after country against governments’ alleged failure to tackle “climate change”, you feel as if you have stepped into a looking-glass world in which people have collectively taken leave of their senses. If, that is, you are someone like me for whom the whole climate change hypothesis is a mad, nightmarish cult in which an infantile (literally) view of the world, peddling ludicrous theories of imminent...

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Indian scientist demolishes Archbishop Welby’s climate alarmism as ‘disastrous’ for India’s poor

Sep 9, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest: A Bangalore-based climate scientist has challenged the Archbishop of Canterbury’s lecture on climate change at the United Theological College in Bangalore, calling Justin Welby’s trip to India a “climate crusade” that is “dangerous and perilous to the people of India.” In an exclusive interview with Rebel Priest media, Vijay Jayaraj, lead scientist for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that Archbishop Welby’s “climate...

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