(Bold emphasis added in quotes.)
|Salvation from a 21st Century Pulpit|
“The thing that really is trying to tyrannise through government is Science. The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. And the creed that really is levying tithes and capturing schools, the creed that really is enforced by fine and imprisonment, the creed that really is proclaimed not in sermons but in statutes, and spread not by pilgrims but by policemen—that creed is the great but disputed system of thought which began with Evolution and has ended in Eugenics. Materialism is really our established Church; for the Government will really help it to persecute its heretics. Vaccination, in its hundred years of experiment, has been disputed almost as much as baptism in its approximate two thousand. But it seems quite natural to our politicians to enforce vaccination; and it would seem to them madness to enforce baptism.”1● The Religiosity of the COVID Faithful
“The mass religion that emerged from COVID” by Zach Handy Dec. 4, 20212● Various Voices quoted or footnoted in The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health by RFKJ3
“What has emerged since the beginning of the COVID experience is a new religion. You could call them the COVID Faithful.”
• Lamentably, Dr. Fauci’s failure to achieve public health goals during the COVID pandemic are not anomalous errors, but consistent with a recurrent pattern of sacrificing public health and safety on the altar of pharmaceutical profits and self-interest (p. 40).Added December 29, 2021
• [S]ome four hundred years after Galileo— politics and power continue to dictate “scientific consensus,” rather than empiricism, critical thinking, or the established steps of the scientific method. It is a hazard to both democracy and public health when a kind of religious faith in authoritative pronouncements supplants disciplined observation, rigorous proofs, and reproducible results as the source of “truth” in the medical field (p. 400).
• Instead of responding to critics by answering common-sense inquiries, Dr. Fauci has cultivated a theology that denounces questioning of his orthodoxy as irresponsible, uninformed, and dangerous heresy. It’s axiomatic that American democracy thrives on the free flow of information and abhors censorship, so Dr. Fauci’s extraordinary capacity to ruthlessly silence, censor, ridicule, defund, and ruin prominent dissidents seems more congruent with the Spanish Inquisition (p. 402).
• The press meekly nod[s] at his [Dr. Fauci's] circular reasoning like religious zealots jotting down the words of an infallible pope (p. 431).
• Over the years, Dr. Fauci has deflected and evaded scientific debate and transformed theories into quasireligious dogma, punishing and silencing dissent the way the Inquisition punished heresy (p. 447).
• Control of peer-reviewed publishing is a vital ingredient for constructing orthodoxies (p. 460).
• Without rigorous debate, the public and press must form opinions based upon appeals to authority— a feature of religion, not of democracy or science. Any debate on that battleground will always be won by self-interested government and industry officials who control the bullhorn and the media. Rather than airing and openly debating such critiques, Tony Fauci and his PI army moved actively and effectively to snuff out the careers and silence the arguments of any scientist or journalist who questioned the official canons of the new state theology (p. 468).
• Dr. Fauci summoned the entire upper clergy of his HIV [and now CV-19] orthodoxy— and all of its lower acolytes and altar boys— to unleash a storm of fierce retribution on the Berkeley virologist [Dr. Peter Duesberg] and his followers. The dispute became one of the most sensational, vicious, and personalized battles in the history of science. Dr. Fauci had a strong stake in the controversy (p. 469).
• “The minute someone suggests that the orthodoxy might be wrong, the establishment starts to call him crazy or a quack,” [Harry] Rubin [the dean of American retrovirology] continued. “One week you’re a great scientist; the next week, you’re a jerk. Science has become the new church of America and is closing off all room for creative, productive dissent” (p. 509).
• But in Tony Fauci’s authoritarian technocracy, the ruling medical cabal refuses to allow this sort of dialogue. Like Inquisition priests, HIV’s [and now CV-19's] high clergy stubbornly resist the possibility that they might be wrong. From the outset, the HIV/ AIDS [CV-19] religion has seen its survival in moral absolutism, outright discrimination, and merciless suppression of doubt (p. 510).
• As Kary Mullis says in his book Dancing Naked in the Mind Field, “What people call science today is probably very similar to what was called science in 1634. Galileo was told to recant his beliefs or be excommunicated. People who refuse to accept the commandments of the AIDS [and now CV-19] establishment are basically told the same thing” (pp. 510-511).
• Dr. Fauci’s battle against AIDS [and now CV-19] is a religious crusade rooted in faith and appeals to authority rather than empiricism or rigorous scientific proof. Following the path of earlier colonial interventions in Africa, Dr. Fauci’s evangelical campaign to impose the orthodoxies of germ warfare on Africans is an exercise in raw power, domination, and the ruthless extraction of profit. (p. 624).
● “Is Government the New God? - The Religion of Totalitarianism”
(Academy of Ideas | Dec 28, 2021 | Time 13:27 min.)4
● The Psychology of Revolution | Gustave Le Bon
“2. Results of the Triumph of the Jacobin Religion-------------------------------------------/
”Among the causes that gave the Convention its special physiognomy, one of the most important was the definite establishment of a revolutionary religion. A dogma which was at first in process of formation was at last finally erected.
”This dogma was composed of an aggregate of somewhat inconsistent elements. Nature, the rights of man, liberty, equality, the social contract, hatred of tyrants, and popular sovereignty formed the articles of a gospel which, to its disciples, was above discussion. The new truths had found apostles who were certain of their power, and who finally, like believers all the world over, sought to impose them by force. No heed should be taken of the opinion of unbelievers; they all deserved to be exterminated.”5
* Pscience is the corrupted offshoot of honorable Science. It is the inevitable consequence of man's obsessive pursuit and protection of power, gain, glory, and domination. Pscience is pseudo, psychopathic, propagandizing, plagiarizing, psy-opic, and above all, profit-obsessed, and profit-driven. This obsessive pursuit and protection by people without conscience is often enabled by naïve, trusting, or fear-filled acolytes. Pscience is a one-faith, one-dogma, heretic-fearing, self-deceiving, other-censoring system. The 21st Century question is: What are we now enabling or supporting? Science or pscience?
1. *Eugenics and Other Evils by G.K. Chesterton. Cassell and Company, Limited London, New York, Toronto & Melbourne, 1922 at https://www.gutenberg.org/files/25308/25308-h/25308-h.htm )
3. Kennedy Jr., Robert F. . The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health (Children’s Health Defense) Skyhorse. Kindle Edition. All page references are to the Skyhorse Kindle Edition.
5. Le Bon, Gustave. The Psychology of Revolution (p. 127). Kindle Edition.