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Kevin and Sam Sorbo on Huckabee on TBN discuss the upcoming documentary Climate Hustle 2, narrated by Kevin. Aired 2/29 on TBN.
Full interview here.
I was curious about how the original Climate Hustle did at the box office. I couldn’t find numbers but I did find this:
Then came the surprise hit film Climate Hustle by sceptic Marc Morano, which was, ironically, more popular than the scaremongering Al Gore film it challenged. link
Kevin Sorbo – another happy warrior from the Common Sense Brigade!
Weather, with climactic interludes. Conservation, not environmentalism.
Oh, save the seals… from the polar bears.
Also save the whales…. from the killer whales.
Some pods of killer whales love to get great white sharks.
And here I was thinking God had no place in a scientific discussion.
The problem is where you get your values from. Jordan Peterson discusses the problem of meaning and values in light of Nietzsche’s observation that God had died, and we k_lled him. link In the west, attempts to replace Christian values with something else have led to unmitigated disaster.
For society to succeed, people have to have values, and they have to share their values and those values have to be viable from an evolutionary point of view. Christianity isn’t the only possible answer because the east came up with its own viable, and surprisingly similar, set of values. However, Christianity is an excellent source of meaning and values. It’s way better than anything you can dream up for yourself, even if your IQ is > 200.
Trying to do anything, especially science, in a moral vacuum is probably impossible unless you’re a complete psychopath and that is ultimately a miserable condition. We see it with the scientists who think it’s OK to lie. The damage they do is beyond calculation.
“White lie” is a well known traditional christian practice (french expression “pieux mensonge” is even clearer and so delicious!).
I do not know if it is part of the christian values you refer to, but I am quite sure the AGW scientists who think it’s OK to lie share it!
If you feel offended, please forgive this teasing.
““White lie” is a well known traditional christian practice”
Really? I wonder what you are talking about. I assume you are thinking about something specific. What is it? I’m curious to know. I’m curious to know why you are implying that all Christians are liars, or that it is a common practice among Christians..
Jesus didn’t teach people to tell lies, of any kind. I think what Jesus teaches is what should be called traditional christian practice.
Christians who tell lies are not practicing Christianity.
Not telling the whole truth to spare someones feelings is common among all people. When a wife asks her husband if she looks fat in her outfit (of course not honey) what is he supposed to do. If you child cooks a meal that is awful you still eat it and say it’s good. Both are lies but if you told the truth the outcome would be worse than the “lie”. Not everything is an absolute.
Well, let’s go to that fountain of understanding of human behavior, Mark Twain, commenting on Christians and non-Christians alike:
“Lie — an abomination before the Lord and an ever present help in time of trouble.”
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.”
Read Joshua chapter 2. Rahab lies to representatives of an evil king to protect the two spies sent by Joshua to Jericho. In doing so she saved their lives and is commended in Scripture for doing so. All she wanted in return was for her life to be spared when God delivered Jericho into the hands of Israel. Something she knew was going to happen.
If you had lived in occupied France in 1942 and were hiding Jewish people in your attic and the Gestapo knocked on your door and asked, “are there any Jews here?” Would you have told the truth or would you have misdirected the evil Gestapo as Rahab did?
In both these examples evil was misdirected to save innocent lives.
“Christians who tell lies are not practicing Christianity.”
As the whole of Christianity (and all other religions that posit the existence of a superbeing) is based on a lie, i.e. “God exists”, then all Christians are therefore liars. So there are, in fact, no practicing Christians. No God, no Jesus, no Flood, no BVM, no resurrection… all of it, the whole stinking collection of re-imagined pagan folk tales and morality stories, cobbled together by Bronze age, desert dwelling goat botherers, is utterly false.
As an atheist, you would have to contend that it is impossible for me to be a moral, ethical person, as I don’t have a god looking over my shoulder, and telling me how to behave. In my experience, some of the worst, most immoral and unethical behaviour I have seen has been from practicing Christians, and the more fundamental and extreme Christians exhibit the worse the behaviour. They seem to be under the impression they can do what they want, confess their ‘sins’, and have the slate wiped clean, and carry on as before. Seriously, the nastiest, most self-centred, ignorant and self-deluded people I have come across have all been Christians. The most trustworthy, honest and altruistic have all been atheists. I know who I want to associate with.
Do not put forward ‘Pascals Wager’ as an argument in favour of religion – it’s a simple matter to dismantle that and show that the only proper way to behave is an an enlightened, sceptical atheist.
Jordan Peterson… he’s squandered a very useful and cogently argued position by hitching it to his notion of a Christian God. Depressingly disappointing, to say the least.
Two precisions :
1 – I mostly refer to the european catholic practice of the three past centuries. I do not know a lot about the other christian practices in the world.
2 – I am not native english speaker. So it is possible that my words can express something I do not think.
1 – I do not see where I wrote something “implying that all Christians are liars” and I precise that my opinion would rather be that “all humans are liars and probably certain animals too” and it is generally not a problem (as expressed in the further comments).
2 – “traditional christian practice” includes a lot of post-Jesus doctrines, first additions made by Paul de Tarse itself then by first christian roman emperor Constantin plus all the popes. But you are completely free to define what your personal christianity practice should be.
3 – Most important : my intention is not to criticize christian cults but to suggest the similar approach that exists between catholic clerics and “AGW scientists who think it’s OK to lie”. They all consider their noble cause justify their lies. Many contributors of this site consider AGW as a cult, it may be one more evidence…
Please consider that I give these precisions to clear any misunderstanding and not to fuel any out of topic controversy. So this is my last contribution on this thread.
White lie is a human practice, I don’t know why you feel the need to imply that this is somehow unique to Christians.
… if you told the truth the outcome would be worse than the “lie”.
Even telling the truth is problematic.
Unless there is a compelling reason to speak ill of someone, as is the case of protect oneself or others against harm, it is not permissible even if the account be true. Saint Dorotheus of Gaza said, “You may well know about the sin, but you do not know about the repentance.” link
Aside from the Ten Commandments, there are plenty of injunctions against lying in the Bible.
In the words of my very ancient and beloved mother, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.”
Don’t be judgmental or brink judgement onto others in matters or specifics that you yourself would not want, desire or accept to be judged upon…
In matter of Religion it is stated that the word of God stands above all, even above the Ten commandments… and in accordance of that no blame whatsoever even in denying God by word and mouth or tongues, either in public or otherwise, even in the case of believers…
Sanctity of life, stands above all in ones account.
Safety and preservation of ones life and the life of the loved ones, stands as priory and primer to all else there… with the given condition…
Proper defense of one’s self and life sanctioned as divine and Godly… above all, and free of any judgment.
“For society to succeed, people have to have values, and they have to share their values and those values have to be viable from an evolutionary point of view.”
Socialism and communism are aimed at destroying civil society’s values. That’s why they never succeed in the long run.
“Christianity isn’t the only possible answer because the east came up with its own viable, and surprisingly similar, set of values.”
That’s because those values were devised by humans, not through divine inspiration. Not surprising at all.
The problem is, selective values. Such as the Israelites murdering tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people in pursuit of the so-called “promised land”, right after being told “Thou shalt not kill”.
I know, there has been much rationalization about such things, but the fact remains (if you believe the biblical accounts, that is.)
The issue of belief with religious fervor is more of a requirement if you’re a warmist.
I’ve met Sorbo in real life and he’s a very modest person who also has the air of honesty about him. Very down to earth and a nice guy all round.
Hercules and Huckabees
live together in perfect climate ease…
I prefered Andromeda.
CLIMATE HUSTLE, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Marc Morano, reveals the history of climate scares including global cooling, debunks outrageous claims about temperatures, extreme weather, and the so-called “consensus;” exposes the increasingly shrill calls to “act immediately before it’s too late,” and in perhaps the film’s most important section, profiles key scientists who used to believe in climate alarm but have since converted to skepticism.
Rise of the Climate Monarchy
CLIMATE HUSTLE 2
In theaters April 21 only.
CFACT sponsored/ produced documentaries.
CLIMATE HUSTLE is available to rent on Google Play, Apple TV, and from https://www.climatehustle.org
IMO, they should make it available for free to promote CLIMATE HUSTLE 2.
It’s also available from Amazon Video but not Free to Prime members. You need to do a search on Amazon video to find the listing.
Yikes, if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it without rented audio gear…
CFACT should crowd source funding for production, co-brand, and distribute for free!
Segmenting to episodes and distributing to radio networks as PSAs is also logical.
Is Climate Hustle available on BBC?
“Is Climate Hustle available on BBC?”
No! Such programs are deemed blasphemous to the Green religion of the UK’s state run broadcaster. A state broadcaster whose raison d’être is to Indoctrinate, re-Educate, and tediously Entertain the proletarian masses into enjoying their mainly empty lives.
Loved the link!
It’s beyond difficult to find any news network these days. It’s very sad!
Climate Hustle is BBC
Love Sorbo, can’t stand Huckabee, so it’s a mixed bag for me.