Blotting Out The Sun

Why it is incumbent on moral people to push back by demonstrating moral clarity.

MARTIN, OHIO - APRIL 08: The moon passes in front of the sun during a solar eclipse on April 08, 2024 in Martin Ohio. Millions of people have flocked to areas across North America that are in the "path of totality" in order to experience a total solar eclipse. During the event, the moon will pass in between the sun and the Earth, appearing to block the sun. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Monday was a pagan day in America.

A giant solar eclipse moved all the way across the United States over the course of the day.

There are a couple of different ways you can view a solar eclipse.

If you are a normal person, you’d view the solar eclipse as a wonderful example of science at work, an incredible example of the workings of the universe in which the sun is totally eclipsed by the moon — the workings of the rotations of the universe and the solar system. That’s really cool.

Before they knew any of the science, traditional religions suggested that things like solar eclipses — which rarely appeared and were also very scary to people — were the heavens moving in response to human sin. Human beings would sin, and then God would respond with a solar eclipse.

The other way to view it from a religious perspective would be to say that this is amazing and wonderful evidence of God’s handiwork in the universe — the intricate workings of the universe that God created. All of those are well within traditional monotheistic religion.

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Then, there’s the pagan view.

The pagan view is that you sin against nature, and then the gods smack you.

That view has apparently been taken by a wide variety of people across the United States. The most obvious example of someone with this belief is Sunny Hostin, co-host on “The View,” who not only blamed the solar eclipse on climate change, but also blamed earthquakes on climate change.

Now, it may be that Hostin doesn’t know anything about science, or it may be that, in pagan circles, you are supposed to blame everything on man’s sin against nature. Man has sinned against Gaia, and now Gaia will take her revenge.

In the most spectacular scientific fail of the day, Hostin said yesterday: “We got a solar eclipse. We’ve got earthquakes. … The Rapture is here. Also, I learned that the cicadas are coming. For the first time in a hundred years. This is for the first time in many, many years. … All of those things together, would maybe lead one to believe that either climate change exists, or something is really going on.”

There is something going on with what Hostin said, and that is the view that if you live in this pagan world, where the world takes its revenge on you for sinning against the climate, then you must pay homage to the climate.

You don’t have to try and solve a problem. It’s not a real-world problem that the climate is changing over time and that perhaps you adapt as human beings or you try to mitigate particular activities.

Instead, it is a sin against the climate.

This move toward paganism is occurring across the spectrum. The same exact people who will say monotheistic religion is a bunch of hocus-pocus are claiming the woo-woo crystals they are wearing are changing their elemental relationship to the universe.

On Monday, NASA decided they were going to bring on an indigenous scientist named Dr. David Begay to talk about the solar eclipse. They asked him how the eclipse related to indigenous science and what the eclipse meant to the Navajo people.

Begay stated:

I think the knowledge on the eclipse, it goes way back from time immemorial, I’m told by my elders. They knew that when you look at the sun directly, you can damage your eyes. And so they knew the danger of looking at the eclipse with the naked eye. So people were encouraged to go inside to ensure that people weren’t looking up, especially the kids. So it goes way back.

And as far as eclipses, it’s a time of renewal. The sun alignment with the moon and also the earth alignment, the whole cosmic cycle goes through a regeneration process. It revitalizes the process. And so it’s a gift that goes on for many years, over and over. It’s a cycle.

The fact that NASA is promoting this is proof of a return to near pre-scientific paganism.

What he’s talking about is not science; it is, in fact, a religion of one sort or another. And NASA is promoting that now.

Would NASA feature a devotee of ancient Christian or Jewish theology to talk about how man’s sins against God caused the solar eclipse? I don’t think so.

Apparently, “diversity and inclusion” means that we have to act as though indigenous ancient science is the same as Western science. Ancient peoples could not even properly chart the dates of solar eclipses because they didn’t understand the science.

NASA is supposed to have the best scientists. These are the people who put us on the moon. These are the people who may help us get to Mars. And here they are doing this interview.

The reversion to pagan ideology is bizarre, but it does tie into a moral underpinning that says we are to make certain sacrifices to the pagan universe — and then we backfill the rationale for them.

This is why on the Left, once you get rid of monotheistic religions, they are filled in with some other form of religion. It could be with scientific theism — which at least has a track record of scientific progress — or with a pagan morality.


Pagan morality is what many people tend to fill it with, which is why you see Whoopi Goldberg, another co-host on “The View,” justifying abortion by citing the Ten Commandments. When you get rid of Judeo-Christian religion, you end up with new sacraments.

And the new sacraments of the far-Left include things like justifying child sacrifice, in the sense that you are talking about the justification of the termination of pregnancy and calling it moral.

She is basically saying that if you are willing to execute child rapists and murderers, then you should also be willing to excuse the killing of the unborn.

Why? Because this is now a sacrament on the Left. That is why they’re now twisting the Bible.

This has become a sacrament on the pagan Left: Abortion is not just something terrible that sometimes people have to do. It is something that is an affirmative good.

That is perverse. And the Left’s sacraments include things like abortion, climate change, and trans ideology, which explains the bizarre spectacle of the legendary women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley suggesting trans women should be allowed to play in NCAA events.

Making abortion a sacrament and paying homage to the climate change gods so there won’t be an earthquake or a solar eclipse are all parts of the bizarre universe we now inhabit.

And it is incumbent on moral people to push back against that bizarre universe by demonstrating moral clarity.

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