"What is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption."--Al Gore
Never mind the idea that God has provided for our redemption through Jesus Christ. It is environmental law--and socialized medicine, and all the other means of controlling the people of the world through laws and regulations, no doubt--that will provide redemption for humans.
It is the notion that man can be perfected if given the proper indoctrination and training by other men that drives these nutcases to their leftist ends. They have rejected the idea that man is imperfect by nature and can only be perfected by the Grace of God. So there must be something to fill the void, and they believe it is they and their rule that will do it.
Even if you don't subscribe to the Christian beliefs, do you really want these people prescribing your behavior? I certainly do not.