Religion is one of the most powerful forces that has shaped human history.
A new religion based on reverence for the diversity and complexity of life on earth, and on the rare privilege of having an evolved brain powerful enough to understand our place in the universe, and on how we are harming our precious home might help our predicament.
The logistics seem feasible. Christianity took over the Roman empire in a very short period of time.
The big question is, is it possible to have a popular religion that conflicts with what our genes want to do, namely maximize resource capture and reproduction, which of course is what is causing us to kill the planet.
I’m guessing not, but it’s worth a try.
Here’s an excellent new rap from Baba Brinkman titled Religion Evolves.