Today’s Inspirational Message from Ted Cruz: Climate Science is a Religion

November 1, 2015


Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetoric and activities of key right-wing figures and organizations by showing their views in their own words. In this video, Ted Cruz tells Glenn Beck that belief in climate change is not a scientific position, but a religious one.


Yesterday we reported that GOP presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal are all scheduled to speak at an upcoming “National Religious Liberties Conference” in Iowa next week that has been organized by far-right pastor Kevin Swanson, who has openly and repeatedly defended laws that impose the capital punishment on gay people.

Given that the chief organizer of this event holds such views, it should comes as no surprise to discover that several of the other scheduled speakers share similar views, in particular Phil Kayser, pastor of Dominion Covenant Church, and Joel McDurmon, president of the Christian Reconstructionist organization American Vision, which espouses the Christian Reconstructionist view that “men must choose in their civil affairs to be governed by God’s law” as explicitly set out in the Old Testament.

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15 Responses to “Today’s Inspirational Message from Ted Cruz: Climate Science is a Religion”

  1. petermogensen Says:

    Aside from the utter stupidity and idiocy of thinking it’s meaningful to ask such a question to the president of the Siera Club and not to a scientist – if you actually wanted to become wiser.

    … anyway … it’s funny to hear a religious nut job like Cruz use “religion” as a derogatory term. Does he intent do say that we in general shouldn’t take religious people seriously?

  2. On the one hand I note that Ted Cruz’s campaign has received a lot of funding from oil and gas; on the other hand I note that there is not ONE reputable national or international scientific institute on the planet (across all of the different scientific disciplines) that agrees with his opinion on this scientific matter. Their position is grounded in hard scientific evidence. I hope the world can stop viewing this issue through a political lens, and join together for something we surely all want – a clean environment for all our children and a liveable planet for future generations. I would like to see the senator debate with actual climate scientists, since I would imagine that he himself would say he has formed his own opinions on the basis of scientific fact that he actually understands, so I am sure he would be up to debating the science with an actual real climate scientist. He could discuss his concerns with the science and get cogent answers.

  3. Bob Doublin Says:

    Sounds to me like a classic example of tu quoque.”YOU DO IT TOOOO!!!” said in as whiny a tone of voice as you can muster.

  4. Bob Doublin Says:

    I could barely stomach his voice for half the video. Toss in the near and growing desire to kick thar smug sneer off Beck’s face and I had to stop after he talked about the satellite data.I’m trying to laugh,not to scream,but the thought of something like this being elected president sends a chill down my spine thinking about what it means that millions of americans could possibly think to vote for him. That is what is terrifying.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Terrifying indeed. I have nearly physical thoughts and feelings of revulsion every time I look at a picture of Cruz or read his words or watch a video clip of him in action. The same goes for Glenn Beck, and watching the two of them together is even worse—I barely kept my lunch down viewing this insane clip. Glenn Beck is a druggie like Rush Limbaugh, and can perhaps be excused for looking and acting like he’s under the influence during this interview, but Cruz has no such excuse.

      My first impression is always that Cruz is a slimy, slippery, lying used car salesman type of scumbag, and I too then segue over into the thought that some Americans want to vote for him as president, and that’s a sad commentary on the state of the nation. My second thought is always that I’m really watching some sort of B-grade horror movie, and that Cruz is really a vampire—-I can picture him growing fangs, his eyeballs glowing red, and him intoning “I want to suck your blood” to some cute young thing. My third thought is always that maybe there is something to this Satan and Forces of Evil stuff, and Cruz is a disciple of the Antichrist.

      No matter. Anyone who can stand up and deny the science and call climate science a “religion” is almost beyond characterization—-suffice to say that Cruz definitely IS a curse upon our house.

    • I feel the same way. I hate this guy, and I am generally a nice person.

  5. earlosatrun Says:

    Cruz seems to be someone to whom magic is real. If he can think about it, it’s happened.

    There’s a basis for that in the bible, Jesus is said to have said that if you think about a sin, you’ve committed it.

    Of course, if I think about driving a spike thru their heads everyone knows that I’ve not actually done that. Nor do I really have the ability to do that, even if I cared to actually attempt such an idiotic thing.

    Then there’s Beck. Who makes Cruz look sane.

  6. Ted Cruz the used car salesman everyone should trust.

  7. ubrew12 Says:

    Cruz: “the satellite data showed no significant warming whatsoever”
    1) is there something ‘wrong’ about actual thermometer data located AT the surface being measured? Because we have something like FIVE temperature surveys of ACTUAL surface thermometer data, all showing warming, and Cruz is marching right past those as if they didn’t matter.
    2) the satellite data is compiled by prominent Climate denier Roy Spencer, also author of ‘Fundanomics: the Free Market simplified’. Jess’ saying’…
    3) the claim “no significant warming whatsoever” applies to ‘global’ warming? Or just to Earth’s surface? Because ‘global’ warming applies to the globe, and the globe is 93% ocean. Did the ocean stop warming 18 years ago? Not quite.

    • otter17 Says:

      Right on, and in reference to 2), Spencer and Christy were wrong for years before by not accounting for an orbital parameter for the satellite before someone had to dig and find their mistake. Could be happening again, because Spencer sees his role as “I view my job a little like a legislator, supported by the taxpayer, to protect the interests of the taxpayer and to minimize the role of government.”.

      In order to protect the taxpayers against AGW legislation, there must be confusion in the data.

  8. redskylite Says:

    This is the man who is in charge of NASA, pinch me, wake me up. . . . please tell me it is not so.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      It is unfortunately “so”, and to add more bitter icing to the cake, Marco Rubio chairs the committee that is in charge of NOAA. They are not technically “in charge”—-real scientists run both agencies—-but as the chairmen of the committees that do the oversight and recommend funding, they can do (and have done) much harm to both agencies and the efforts to understand Earth and climate change.

      As far as both men are concerned, the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans are merely dumping grounds for the fossil fuel industry, and we don’t want to look too closely at what’s happening. Far better that we should “inspire the little children” by wasting $$$ on manned space exploration and taking pictures of Pluto—-the little children can say “wow” as they die early deaths on a planet being ravaged by CAGW.

  9. So Teddy starts with a total lie that he totally believes in since he totally refuses to look any further – so totally like religion. Another case of denial transference.

    Might I suggest juxtaposing Ted Cruz’s stupidity with a real scientist Richard Alley as he explains why the few, the smart, and the brave become scientists.

    Ted also loves ignoring that one the outstanding qualities of scientists is the ability towards self-skepticism, something that’s totally missing from his dogma driven messaging.

    For what it’s worth, some more thoughts regarding regular citizens convincing themselves they are smarter than actual experts…

  10. otter17 Says:

    His father was a self-taught geophysicist? That seems like a huge stretch.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      No more of a stretch than accepting the fact that Cruz graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Considering his “positions” today, that means he is a self taught moron.

      (PS To add to my list of “impressions of Cruz”, #4 is that I sometimes flash on him wearing a spiffy SS uniform with Swastika armband and channeling a Hitlerian rant. #5 is visualizing him in clerical garb as a child-molesting priest).

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