The Eclipse Can Be A Call To Action On ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

The Eclipse Can Be A Call To Action On ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

Is anybody surprised in the least that the Cult of Climastrology is using the coming eclipse to pimp its cultish ways?

Let Monday’s eclipse be a call to action on climate change

Talmud teaches: “When the sun is eclipsed, it is a bad omen for the entire world.”

This is not surprising. Nearly every ancient tradition shared this view. Shakespeare describes an eclipse as a “stain on the sun that portended no good.” The English word “eclipse” comes from the Greek, “ekleipsi,” which implies, at its root, abandonment. In a prescientific world, the sun’s unexpected diminishment and even disappearance must have been utterly terrifying. Without its light and heat, the Earth would be a lifeless, frozen hunk of rock. What could be more traumatic than the sun’s abandonment? (snip)

Yet I am convinced that with a bit of post-modern interpretation, Talmud still has something significant to teach us on these matters. My conviction that eclipses are not sent as inherently purposeful messages from an omnipotent deity need not leave them absent of moral significance. As fundamentally meaning-making creatures, we human beings are strongly inclined to find our own purposes in events after the fact. This eclipse might still serve as a powerful sign for humanity if that’s how we consciously choose to understand it.

How, then, might we interpret both the fear and wonder of this week’s solar eclipse in a contemporary context?

I suggest we take it as a call to action on climate change. On Monday, Aug. 21 — or, by the Jewish calendar, the eve of Rosh Chodesh Elul, a month devoted to reflection and repentance — the source of life on Earth will, for a moment or two, go dark, from coast to coast across the world’s most powerful nation. And then, just as scientifically predictably — and, at the same time, still miraculously — the light and warmth that sustain us will return. Let this awesome event serve as a reminder that unless we change our behavior as a species, in the future, we may not be so lucky. The damage that we are doing to our planet — and our own civilization — with our profligate devastation of Earth’s natural systems is not so easily undone. May the temporary eclipse of the sun awaken us to the wisdom of philosopher and naturalist Kathleen Dean Moore: “To let the world slip away — the starfish and sea anemones, the green and fecund marshland, the glacial streams — to let it slip away because we’re too busy, or too comfortable to change, is a sin against creation.”

This is all hilarious, considering that there are warnings all over about roads being jammed from people taking fossil fueled trips to see the eclipse on Monday. Even here in the Raleigh area, the electronic signs have been telling us this for over a week, and the area to see the full eclipse is way south of us in South Carolina. There are tons of people taking these trips in cars, buses, and planes to head to areas to see the full eclipse.

Regardless, Warmists just cannot help themselves in making/linking everything to Hotcoldwetdry. They’re like addicts jonesing for their next fix.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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