Preaching liberal religion at the Hurricane Irma benefit concert
In 2005, the blacks in New Orleans were victims — possibly of George W. Bush if Kanye West was to be believed. But in 2017, the citizens of Houston were said to have deserved the climatic disaster that befell their city…
And now, according to this Newsweek article, “Irma and company are just the beginning.”
Al Gore tried to warn us, just a month ago, they plead. But for some reason, no one paid to see the sequel to “Inconvenient Truth.” If we would just believe Al Gore, our sins could be washed away, if not by the rising coastal tides he predicts if we don’t take immediate action, then by surrendering our liberties to big governments and international, unelected bureaucracies.
Now that sounds like a nightmare film that could give “IT” a run for its money.
At the recent benefit concert for Hurricane Irma victims, the entertainers couldn’t resist getting political. Stevie Wonder told the audience that “Anyone who believes that there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent.” Beyoncé assured us that “The effects of climate change are playing out around the world everyday,” implying Hurricane Irma came about because of the robust economy that has made Americans the richest people in history.
THE APPEARANCE OF INTELLIGENCE
For a class of people who considers themselves to be beyond the superstitions of Christianity, liberals have shown themselves to be irrational windbags lately.
In fact, in a lot of ways it’s been difficult to distinguish a liberal as of late from a typical American Christian. Except, the liberals are hurling illogical arguments into the microphones of American media and acting like what they are saying is perfectly sane.
Let me explain.
I’ll start with the now-notorious quote from Hollywood mega-star Jennifer Lawrence. During an interview published on September 6, after the interviewer triggers Lawrence by describing her new movie, Mother! as having “a sort of end-of-days feeling about it,” Lawrence then said this about the recent hurricane activity in the United States:
“It’s scary. It’s this new language that’s forming. I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know that it’s been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it. And the only voice that we really have is through voting. And we voted. And it was really startling. You’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel mother nature’s rage, wrath.” (Starts at 11:35 in the 15-minute interview.)
Clearly, she attributes the hurricane’s destruction to mother nature’s rage. She thinks Mother Nature is raging because humans are ignoring “scientific” proof that we cause climate change.
Now, read the words of an educated man, a professional meteorologist. Dr. Jeff Masters, who received his Ph.D. From the University of Michigan in air pollution meteorology, is a co-founder of The Weather Underground, whose weather app I’ve been using to track Hurricane Irma. On Friday, September 8, he was quoted in an AP story as follows:
“Nature’s gone crazy,” mused Jeff Masters, meteorology director at the private service Weather Underground. “Welcome to the future. Extreme weather like this is going to be occurring simultaneously more often because of global warming.”
Clearly, this highly educated liberal is also announcing environmental cause-and-effect: mankind ignores the warnings of global warming guild scientists, and nature responds with violent judgment.
The same AP article describes numerous kinds of recent activity, attributing it to a personified nature. “With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.”
GETTING SOME RELIGION
Hurricanes, fires, earthquakes — all these are said to be signs of something.
Signs of violating the rules.
Which rules? Whose rules? Now these are good questions.
The liberals have gotten religion. Rather, they’ve exposed their religion. But here’s where they diverge from Christians.
For a Christian, it is rational to conjecture, if they believe in a sovereign God who is always in control of all creation, who is providentially structuring history according to His purpose, that a destructive weather event may be an act of divine judgment.
God controls history. He ultimately controls the weather patterns. He has rules, ethics, a code of law. If we violate them, He gets angry. If He gets angry, he unleashes his fury upon us in judgment. If this is true, he does it to turn us around, to bring us to repentance, to get us back on the straight-and-narrow.
But for liberals, who do not believe in God, and who do not believe in any law except Darwin’s law of constant cosmic change, to believe something similar?
Pure nonsense. But that doesn’t stop them from professing a kind of religious faith in the ability of the universe to obey the rules established by liberal Hollywood actors, progressive politicians, and Ph.D.-holding global warming scientists.