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xoggoth
3rd November 2009, 12:01
Nobody done this one? Believing in climate change is a religious belief protected by law.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/8339652.stm


what the judgment says is that a belief in man-made climate change and the alleged resulting moral imperative is capable of being a philosophical belief and is therefore protected by the 2003 religion or belief regulations."

TimberWolf
3rd November 2009, 12:03
Who are the high priests and where do I send my money?

ThomasSoerensen
3rd November 2009, 12:09
Nobody done this one? Believing in climate change is a religious belief protected by law.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/8339652.stm

Would a firm belief in mankind-has-no-significant-effect-on-climate also fall under this area. Because then I have just found my religion. Finally.

EternalOptimist
3rd November 2009, 12:16
Would a firm belief in mankind-has-no-significant-effect-on-climate also fall under this area. Because then I have just found my religion. Finally.

it's about beliefs just as much as religion.

I do believe I will go to the pub this afternoon



:rolleyes:

NotAllThere
3rd November 2009, 12:20
Does this mean that not believing in man made climate change is also a religion, and therefore accusations of equivalence with holocaust denial are illegal?

Does it also mean that believing in climate change is as reasonable as believing in, say, a flying spagetti monster?

thunderlizard
3rd November 2009, 12:20
I believe for every drop of rain that falls a flower grows (which right now, should be loads).

NotAllThere
3rd November 2009, 12:23
I believe I can fly.

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but that'll be the LSD talking. :freaky:

thunderlizard
3rd November 2009, 12:27
I believe in miracles. Where you from, you sexy thing?

NotAllThere
3rd November 2009, 12:33
I believe all dogs go to heaven.


*bang*

dang65
3rd November 2009, 12:40
Woah! This is a massive headmangler of a story. Who the hell brought religion or philosophy into it!?? WTF? Richard Dawkins must be banging his head on a wall right now.

It's a completely and totally scientific issue, whichever side of the "belief" you hold. Do people really make up their minds on this subject based on some kind of spiritual inspiration which comes to them in a vision?

If you were strongly opposed to nuclear power and your employer was enthusiastically promoting it, could either of you be said to have a "religious belief" about the issue?

And then you've got the employer claiming that his views are political and a "lifestyle choice".

Basically, the issue of man-made climate change is being treated as everything except a scientific issue - religious belief, philosophy, political belief and lifestyle choice. Can you imagine how you would feel if Evolution was treated as a political belief and a lifestyle choice!?

Just incredible.

This story is made up, right?

RichardCranium
3rd November 2009, 12:51
[QUOTE=dang65;990454Can you imagine how you would feel if Evolution was treated as a political belief and a lifestyle choice!?[/QUOTE]You are being ironic, aren't you? Or do you need to be told about the Merkin bible belt and the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

dang65
3rd November 2009, 12:59
You are being ironic, aren't you? Or do you need to be told about the Merkin bible belt and the Flying Spaghetti Monster?
This story is supposed to have happened in the UK.

HairyArsedBloke
3rd November 2009, 13:00
I want to believe.

Pondlife
3rd November 2009, 13:13
Does this mean the permies will get more holidays?

NotAllThere
3rd November 2009, 13:57
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This story is made up, right? Well - you can believe that if you want to.

Climate Change (on either side of the mass debate), can be argued scientifically, or emotionally. The greens tend to do it emotionally, as they are "true believers". ACC really suits their belief system, so it is akin to a religious belief - proof is used to bolster their beliefs; lack of proof, or falsifiying proof is rejected.

Opponents to ACC may also be true believers - their mindset determined by hatred of greens.