Hat tip to American Realpolitik.
He writes that they are a fundamentalist religion. I believe that. They are as rabid about their beliefs as Pat Robertson and Osama bin Laden.
There is no Eden. There never was. What was that Eden of the wonderful mythic past? Is it the time when infant mortality was 80%, when four children in five died of disease before the age of five? When one woman in six died in childbirth? When the average lifespan was 40, as it was in America a century ago. When plagues swept across the planet, killing millions in a stroke. Was it when millions starved to death? Is that when it was Eden?
While I do believe that there was an Eden, it was destroyed by Adam and Eve. Their punishment was a world like the above.
Just like we must convert the Islamic fundamentalists, we must convert the rabid environmentalists. There is no other choice.