The left has little regard for faith or religion, but maintains their own brand of faith: a belief in global warming.
The doctrine of “global warming,” or “global cooling,” or “climate change” or whatever else they choose to name the politically-charged concept is rooted in faith. Despite the fact that there are glaring falsehoods and monetary motivations present in the support found for the left’s “climate change” narratives, liberals viciously defend “climate change” as a zealous adherent to religion defends their faith-based belief system.
When a representative of the Catholic Church was asked to testify, he was also asked to weigh-in on the Pope’s politicization of the ancient institution with which he was entrusted. The priest revealed that he was not in lock-step with Pope Francis’ stance on “climate change.”
California Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer went-after the priest hard.
“So do you disagree with the pope when he says that climate change is one of the biggest issues,” Boxer questioned Father Robert Sirico of the conservative Acton Institute.
“I’m very grateful for your defense of the pope. Perhaps not in all of his magisterial authority and the cherry-picking of this or that,” Sirico began explaining before being interrupted by Boxer.
“I can ask you what I want,” she said. “Do you disagree with the pope on climate change, it’s a simple yes or no.”
“When the pope says things that have to do with science, he does not speak from the magisterial authority of the church. When he speaks on moral issues, such as abortion and contraception and the like, then he speaks on magisterial authority,” Sirico responded before he was again interrupted by the shrill shriek of the challenged liberal.
“So who’s cherry-picking?” Boxer said. “You’re saying that when the planet is facing all these problems, it’s not a moral issue.”
“I never said that,” Sirico asserted. “Where did I say that? Could you give me that quotation, senator?”
“You just said it, sir,” she said. “Sir, you receive money from the Koch brothers, from Exxon, you disagree with the pope… I think you ought to have a talk with Reverend Nelson.”
“Who is by the way, not a scientist,” Sirico retorted.
Boxer was referring to a Presbyterian minister who had also testified before the Senate hearing and maintained that he was concerned about global warming.
Liberals invite us to forget the facts about “climate change.” What’s important to liberals is how they feel and they feel that “climate change” is real.
Being a liberal in modern America demands a willingness to reject logical reasoning. In this political ideology, if a man feels like a woman, than he is. In this ideology, taking from the producers of society to give “free” money to the poor makes us feel good, so it is, therefore, good economic policy.
And, of course, to be a “climate change” believer, one must be willing to turn a blind eye to the glaring contradictions, the increasingly-implausible narratives and the substantial cronyism upon which “green” industries rely.
This is what it has come down to in America; those who reject the dogma the left mindlessly accepts must now face inquisition for daring to challenge the official dogma.
Similarly, it was wrong when the Catholic Church was on the other side of these kinds of atrocities. For centuries, those that challenged the official stance of the Catholic Church were in danger of being questioned and charged as heretics.
In the hundreds of years since, however, the Catholic Church has learned to be more tolerant of differing viewpoints. In contrast, liberals who pride themselves on their “evolved” human understanding and “progressive” ways essentially behave as 16th century zealots who were afraid of having their official dogma challenged.