“Humanism vs. Idolatry: Addressing Climate Change with Reason and Science”

Mike Clancy with Worship Associates Bob Sadler and Kathleen Craig

The fifth source in Unitarian Universalism is “Humanist teachings, which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.”  Idolatry is the extreme admiration and worship of craven images and ideas.  Two major idolatries overtly resist reason and science, Wall Street, focused on quarterly profit, and religious fundamentalism, focused on a literal interpretation of ancient texts.  Evolutionary science threatens literal interpretations of religious texts.  Environmental science threatens short-term profit worshiped by Wall Street.  And what about addressing Climate Science?  To address this issue, our service will feature as guest speaker climate scientist Mike Clancy.  For background about this topic and about Mike, please see the article in the UUCMP August Newsletter.