There are few things more amusing and ridiculous than when really hardcore religious people declare everything they disagree with to be a religion, which apparently discredits everything but their religion. Ted Cruz made this statement to Glenn Beck and it may be the single stupidest thing you’ll read this week (which is saying a lot — we just had a Republican presidential debate).
Funny how they use “religion” to mean something with no evidence for it, yet they’re still religious themselves. Oh wait, I’m sorry, he’s not religious. He doesn’t have a religion, he has a personal relationship with Jesus. And yes, my eyes just rolled past the state line and back.
Pointing to a recent congressional hearing in which he grilled the president of the Sierra Club about the supposed lack of data and evidence for the existence of global warming, Cruz told Beck that “climate change is not science, it’s religion.”
“Look at the language where they call you a ‘denier,'” he said. “Denier is not the language of science. Look, I’m the child of two scientists … The essence of the scientific method is to start with a hypothesis, then look to the evidence to disprove the hypothesis; you’re not trying to prove it, you’re trying to disprove it. Any good scientist is a skeptic; if he’s not, he or she should not be a scientist. But yet the language of the global warming alarmists, ‘denier’ is the language of religion, it’s heretic, you are a blasphemer. The response from the Sierra Club, ‘We have decreed this is the answer, you must accept it.’ And so he didn’t know his facts because he just knew his religion.”