Do you ever get the feeling that climate change is a cult? Does it ever seem like its adherents are immune to reason as they vindictively lash out at anyone who questions their beliefs? Wouldn’t it be nice if they just left you alone and let you live your life?
Well, too bad. You live in 2019 and you use modern technology and conveniences. You eat food that actually tastes good. You’re guilty and you need to confess. Repent, sinner!
— NBC News Graphics (@NBCNewsGraphics) September 18, 2019
That’s right, NBC “News” has put up a page for what they’re literally calling Climate Confessions. Here’s the log line:
Even those who care deeply about the planet’s future can slip up now and then. Tell us: Where do you fall short in preventing climate change? Do you blast the A/C? Throw out half your lunch? Grill a steak every week? Share your anonymous confession with NBC News.
Bless me, Gaia, for I have sinned.
Apparently, there are all sorts of ways you can sin against the planet. NBC breaks it down into six categories:
Here are a few examples to get you started:
I submitted my own confession: “I work in an air-conditioned newsroom at NBC.” They haven’t published it yet, but I feel better already.
Hat tip to Mark Hemingway, who notes: “This from NBC News is amazing. Climate change is some kind of religion — all eschatology, minus the redemption.” In other words, you’re always guilty but you can never be saved.
There’s a lot of that going around lately:
Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor.
What do you confess to the plants in your life? pic.twitter.com/tEs3Vm8oU4
— Union Seminary (@UnionSeminary) September 17, 2019
Confession to my plants: I’ve been stalking you.