# Religious Tweet of the Day

Courtesy of Keith Olbermann.

Olbermann has discerned signs from the current unusually mild season that escaped him during last year’s abnormally cold winter.  Pleasant weather today portends imminent manmade catastrophe.  If you don’t believe in climate change “you’ve decided to kill your own great grandchildren.”

Meanwhile, against the possibility of anthropogenic global warming, our fiery Obama partisan, late of MSNBC and now seen by a hardy few on Current TV, is untroubled by the certainty of stratospheric sovereign debt service bills balanced atop the shoulders of our great grandchildren.

Such faith!

1. These people live in a different world – I wish.

2. No winter is normal around here (Houston). We get a few days of cold here and there, punctuated by temperatures in the 70s or even 80s. Last winter was freakishly cold and sustained. It was like an actual season. I’m not sure, but we might have even gotten snow once or twice.

This “winter” feels pretty normal. We even got some much-needed rain. Some seasons are barely noticeable in the land of evergreens and warm Gulf air.

3.  George Savage:  Olbermann has discerned signs from the current unusually mild season that escaped him during last year’s abnormally cold winter.

He covered his bases on the 2nd to last tweet: “The point being climate change means extremes.”

So an abnormally cold winter proves his theory just as much as an abnormally warm one.  It’s a non-falsifiable hypothesis.

4. You’ve got it, Mr. Stanko.  Any unpleasant or unusual weather is the fault of Republicans, it’s as simple as that.

5. How long do we get before climate change rapture?  I don’t want to be left behind.

6. Take the natural numbers from 1 to 100 and print each number on 100 ping pong balls and place those in a sack.

We know that if we take all the natural numbers from 1 to 100, their average is 50 1/2.

Pull out five ping pong balls from the sack.  Is their average 50 1/2?  If not, then something is seriously wrong with the sack and we have to fix this crisis immediately!

And that, essentially, is the hand wave of the Climate Change Apologists.

7. Remember how it works: if we have an abnormally cold and snowy winter “that’s just weather and has nothing to do with climate.” If we have an abnormally warm and dry winter, “DOOM! DOOM!”

But yes, it’s a religion, and you can’t argue with a true believer.

8.  C. U. Douglas: Take the natural numbers from 1 to 100 and print each number on 100 ping pong balls and place those in a sack. We know that if we take all the natural numbers from 1 to 100, their average is 50 1/2. Pull out five ping pong balls from the sack.  Is their average 50 1/2?  If not, then something is seriously wrong with the sack and we have to fix this crisis immediately!

It’s worse than that: according to Olbermann if you pull out a 20 and an 81, the very fact that both numbers were so “extreme” proves something is seriously wrong.  He expects every sample to be a 50 or a 51.

9.  DrewInWisconsin: But yes, it’s a religion, and you can’t argue with a true believer.

Let’s not get sucked into the Left’s ugly distortions. Religion is not blind faith.

But yes, AGW is often a religion. Religion is the foundation of a person’s response to life. It is the core beliefs on which all others pivot. Everyone is religious. Not every religion includes God or an immortal soul.

10. Aaron Miller

 DrewInWisconsin: But yes, it’s a religion, and you can’t argue with a true believer.

Let’s not get sucked into the Left’s ugly distortions. Religion is not blind faith.

But yes, AGW is often a religion. Religion is the foundation of a person’s response to life. It is the core beliefs on which all others pivot. Everyone is religious. Not every religion includes God or an immortal soul. · 1 minute ago

I almost prefer the term ‘dogma’.

11. Wait, Olbermann is on CurrentTV?! I thought he was wearing a white jacket in Bellevue…

12. Aaron Miller

 DrewInWisconsin: But yes, it’s a religion, and you can’t argue with a true believer.

Let’s not get sucked into the Left’s ugly distortions. Religion is not blind faith.

Yes, I agree, this is a pet peeve of mine.  You can argue about religion in a rational and civil manner.  We do it here on Ricochet from time to time.

Folks like Olbermann are far less reasonable or open to debate than any religious believers I know.

13. Oh ye of little faith, so slow to believe.

14. Olbermann is working for Currentv, owner is Al Gore.  Hard to believe but it appears that Al is paying Keith in kind. How are they able to swallow those horse manure tofu wraps ?

love the religious theme you tagged this with. the secular types need something to believe in, might as well be something requires a really big leap of faith.

15. Maybe I won’t like my great grandchildren. Given how different their popular culture will be from mine, I probably will hate their music.

16.  K T Cat: Maybe I won’t like my great grandchildren. Given how different their popular culture will be from mine, I probably will hate their music. · 3 minutes ago

Also, they won’t get off my lawn.

17. Okay, how about if I call it a “cult”? ; )

And you know, if Al Gore wants to pay Keith Olbermann to repeat this codswallop, I suppose that’s just fine. A fool and his money . . . gang aft agley.

18.  flownover: Olbermann is working for Currentv, owner is Al Gore.  Edited 50 minutes ago

The connection between Keith’s new employer and the founder of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming had escaped me.  This strikes me as a critical observation.  Many thanks for pointing this out.

19. The really offensive thing is that they are trying to dress up this blind faith they’ve developed as science, but they won’t play by the rules that the scientific method imposes.

Yes, it’s a little offensive to call it a religion.  It’s not an insult to the mess the AGW cultists believe in, but to people who are truly religious, and speaking as one of the latter, I’ve had worse.

20. George Savage

 flownover: Olbermann is working for Currentv, owner is Al Gore.  Edited 50 minutes ago

The connection between Keith’s new employer and the founder of the Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming had escaped me.  This strikes me as a critical observation.  Many thanks for pointing this out. · 5 minutes ago

George:  You’re so cynical.  I thought Keith was just dumb.