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The Encyclical from Hell

June 22, 2015 (EIRNS)—From the opening words of Laudato Si’, issued by Pope Francis and reportedly written by a committee dominated by the British-agent radical Malthusian John Schellnhuber, this Encyclical stands opposed to all others dealing with social matters by the popes since Leo XIII in the latter 19th Century. Whereas those encyclicals always put the human being "in the center" as most beloved of the Creator, Laudato Si’ pictures mankind as the great polluter, if not pollution itself.

Pollution, moreover, of a different creator, called "Mother Earth." "Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs," the Enclyclical opens.

"2. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her. We have come to see ourselves as her lords and masters ["given dominion over her" is a better translation of the original into English—ed.], entitled to plunder her at will. The violence present in our hearts, wounded by sin, is also reflected in the symptoms of sickness evident in the soil, in the water, in the air and in all forms of life. This is why the Earth herself, burdened and laid waste, is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor; she ’groans in travail’ (Rom 8:22). We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth (cf. Gen 2:7); our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters."

The worship of Mother Earth as creator, is paganism, including its Satanist forms. This rejects both the scientific view of mankind’s activity, and the Christian one—Genesis itself.

"Inasmuch as we all generate small ecological damage, we are called to acknowledge our contribution, smaller or greater, to the disfigurement and destruction of creation." Did the ancient Greeks disfigure and destroy the shore on which they built Athens, or the sea on which they sailed? Did Kepler disfigure and destroy the Solar System by discovering God’s design of it? Astronauts by exploring it? Spacecraft by mapping and measuring the Earth? Did oil disfigure the smoky wood-burning society which preceded it, or the discoverers of nuclear isotopes disfigure and destroy medical patients?

Despite covering itself in passing quotes from every conceivable previous Papal document, this one is their opposite. Compare what Schellnhuber et al. quote from Saint John Paul II’s Redemptor Hominis:

"Authentic human development has a moral character. It presumes full respect for the human person, but it must also be concerned for the world around us and take into account the nature of each being and of its mutual connection in an ordered system.[8] Accordingly, our human ability to transform reality must proceed in line with God’s original gift of all that is"; with what Schellnhuber et al. write in Laudato Si’:

"We must be grateful for the praiseworthy efforts being made by scientists and engineers dedicated to finding solutions to man-made problems [emphasis added]. But a sober look at our world shows that the degree of human intervention is actually making our earth less rich and beautiful, ever more limited and grey, even as technological advances and consumer goods continue to abound limitlessly. We seem to think that we can substitute an irreplaceable and irretrievable beauty with something which we have created ourselves."

Much of the Encyclical is the most superficial two- to three-paragraph glosses on forms of "pollution"; it almost appeals to the sub-teenaged "pollution—eeuuw, gross!" without attempting any scientific or engineering depth, possible advances, or possible solutions.

Most criminally, its theme is to deny that scientific and technological progress can uplift the poor, making this British encyclical from Hell a direct attack on the developing nations.