The Fate of Secular Saint Greta Thunberg

www.americanthinker.com | 12/13/2019 | Staff
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After seeing the cover for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” award, who can still pretend the Left is irreligious? It is clear Time has officially sainted Thunberg. After all, the magazine proclaims, “By clarifying an abstract danger with piercing outrage, Thunberg became the most compelling voice on the most important issue facing the planet.”

Thunberg -- for now at least -- has become the secular equivalent of Joan of Arc, whose portraits and statues are depicted with a similar expression denoting transcendent holiness.

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One suspects that in a very short time, St. Greta will invite St. Joan's fate. No, she won't suffer a literal execution, but she will be "executed" nonetheless; and by the same crowd that currently is elevating her to sainthood. For now, she is proving to be very useful in promoting the religion of climate change. She would not be the first nor would she be the last of saints who have been exploited and then deserted in favor of another. We can be reminded Charles VII of France willingly used and manipulated St. Joan for his victories in battles against the English. But when the young saint was tried and martyred, he did not lift a finger to come to her aid.

We should feel compassion for Greta, because she also probably will not understand why she will eventually be targeted for destruction and another will take her place. In a few years' time, it's doubtful very many will remember her, as she will be found to be as human as the rest of us.

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In the near future, she will probably fall in love with someone. Her present passionate intensity then will be diverted. She will find falling in love with a human being will mean “clarifying an abstract danger with piercing outrage” will be no substitute...
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