Is belief in Anthropogenic Global Warming a cult?
Apply this 10 point Cult Test and you tell us. Read each one, adding one point for each statement that rings as true. Total up the score and tell us, on a scale of 0 to 10, what you come up with. Well, it really should be a score between 1 to 10, as there can be no person alive, even if a member of the cult, that could not agree with point #1.
Cult leader Al Gore, is so “always right” that his devotees don’t even question the fact that he will debate no one.
1. The Guru is always right.
“The Guru, his church, and his teachings are always right, and above criticism, and beyond reproach.”
2. You are always wrong.
“Cult members are also told that they are in no way qualified to judge the Guru or his church. Should you disagree with the leader or his cult about anything, see Cult Rule Number One. Having negative emotions about the cult or its leader is a “defect” that needs to be fixed.”
3. No Exit.
“There is simply no proper or honorable way to leave the cult. Period. To leave is to fail, to die, to be defeated by evil. To leave is to invite divine retribution.”
4. No Graduates.
“No one ever learns as much as the Guru knows; no one ever rises to the level of the Guru’s wisdom, so no one ever finishes his or her training, and nobody ever graduates.”
“The cult has its own language. The cult invents new terminology or euphemisms for many things. The cult may also redefine many common words to mean something quite different. Cult-speak is also called “bombastic redefinition of the familiar”, or “loading the language”.”
6. Group-think, Suppression of Dissent, and Enforced Conformity in Thinking
“The cult has standard answers for almost everything, and members are expected to parrot those answers. Willfulness or independence or skeptical thinking is seen as bad. Members accept the leader’s reality as their own.”
“The beliefs of the cult are irrational, illogical, or superstitious, and fly in the face of evidence to the contrary.”
8. Suspension of disbelief.
“The cult member is supposed to take on a childish naïveté, and simply believe whatever he is told, no matter how unlikely, unrealistic, irrational, illogical, or outrageous it may be. And he does.”
9. Denigration of competing sects, cults, religions, groups, or organizations.
“This is commonplace, and hardly needs any explanation.”
10. Personal attacks on critics.
“Anyone who criticizes the Guru, the cult or its dogma is attacked on a personal level.”
Now go to Climategate.com at the link below and see another 90 reasons why AGW seriously resembles a cult: