In a post referring to Gavin Newsom's incredible offense of drinking bottled water, This commenter hits the nail on the head:
Religions have plenty of arbitrary rules.
The modern environmental movement has it all: sins (including original), heretics, commandments, ostracism, confessions, indulgences, tithing, prophets, high priests (of unquestioned authority), blind faith, and guilt by the sackful.
By God, I wish I'd said that!
Courtesy of James Lileks.