Yesterday, seconds after stating that “Global warming is nothing more than a disguised liberal plot to advance their politics” and “global warming is simply a masked and camouflaged way to get liberals to where they want to be: power over as many aspects of your life as possible,” Rush Limbaugh got even crazier.
I know. You thought that was impossible. Bear with me.
He used the Atheist Alliance International Convention as a stepping stone to claim that global warming is an unorganized religion for atheists.
Limbaugh said this:
“In his speech, [Oxford professor Richard] Dawkins portrayed a black-and-white intellectual battle between atheism and religion. He denounced the ‘preposterous nonsense of religious customs’ and compared religion to racism. He also gave no quarter to moderate or liberal believers, asserting that ‘so-called moderate Christianity is simply an evasion.’ … While Harris said he believed science must ultimately destroy religion, he also discussed spirituality and mysticism and called for a greater understanding of allegedly spiritual phenomena. He also cautioned the audience against lumping all religions together. … [H]e noted that radical Islam was far more threatening than any radical Christian sect, adding that Christians had a right to be outraged when the media treated the two religions similarly.” Now, what’s this got to do with global warming? If you get rid of “organized” religion — and they’re not going to succeed, but this is who these people are. If you get rid of “organized” religion, it sets the stage for unorganized religion, which is what global warming is. I forget the brilliant… It might have been Chesterton, G. K. Chesterton, who said, “If you don’t believe in God, you can be led to believe anything.”If you don’t believe in God, you have no meaning in your life, and you will thus search for meaning, and you will find it anywhere. Most people, even atheists, want religion of some kind in their life. Hello, global warming, as a substitute — apparently unrecognized and not even organized — religion. Yet it is. So you can set the stage for more people, if the atheists were to ever get their way, of establishing global warming as an unofficial religion that does force people to behave in religious ways just to a false god: the earth, a tangible god. By the way, there’s another thing, another character that all major religions require, and the same thing can be said of manmade global warming, and that characteristic that both require is “faith.” Because, when you get down to it, nobody can prove their religion is true. That’s why there is faith, and that’s why faithful people frighten those who have no faith, because faithful people realize there’s something larger than themselves. The global warming people essentially are atheists. You cannot believe in the God of Creation and believe manmade global warming. You just can’t. You might run around and say, “I don’t want to destroy God’s creation.” God’s laughing at you. You can’t! He could, but you can’t. You can’t create it; you can’t destroy it. You might be changing it. We adapt to it. We have to adapt to it. Every living thing has to adapt to nature in order to thrive.
Where to start with this one…?
The transcript of the segment is here.
You may begin ripping it apart now.
Or crying in the fetal position.
Or leaving your computer to go worship the Sun.
(Thanks to Deanna for the link!)