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Saturday, February 11, 2023

Tucker Carlson on Climate Change: The "New Religion of Choice for Urban Atheists"

Actually, the idea of "climate change" as a religion is not very new at all. As Tucker himself references in the video clip below, 20 years ago, in 2003, author and political philosopher Michael Crichton gave a speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco titled "Environmentalism as Religion." Likewise, in 2009, in a piece I wrote entitled, The "New Religion of the First World Elites," I noted, 

Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming (AGW) skeptics have an unusual ally from the land Down Under...Leading Australia’s march away from AGW is its most eminent geologist Ian Plimer.

[Plimer] calls global warming “the new religion of First World urban elites,” adding that “Environmentalism has many of the hallmarks of failed European socialism and Western (failed) Christianity. It has a holy book which few have read (IPCC reports), has prophets (Gore) who cannot be challenged, relies on dogma, ignores contrary evidence, has armies of wide-eyed missionaries...; imposes guilt, has a catastrophist view of the planet, and seeks indulgences."...
Leave it to an atheist such as Plimer to recognize a religion when he sees one.

Early in his speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Mr. Crichton rightly noted, 

The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.

Remember, this was before Twitter, before Facebook, before YouTube, and the like. As difficult as it was to "distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda" in 2003, it is significantly more difficult in the digital age where those most guilty of blurring the lines between reality and fantasy, truth and fiction, are in significant control of the flow of news and information. 

Thank God for men like Mr. Crichton and Tucker Carlson, who stood, and continue to stand opposed to the massive amount of lies and propaganda that flood the world daily. And thank God for Tucker's platform at Fox News. Let's hope it continues and he continues. 

Early in his monologue here, Tucker declares, "You may not worship God, but your going to worship something." This is very close to one of my favorite quotes (which has long been on my "Quotable Quotes" page). Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "A person will worship something, have no doubt about that…That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming."

Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
Trevor is the author of the 
The Miracle and Magnificence of America

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