Greta Thunberg is Christ's successor, Church of Sweden proclaims...

If there's anything out there that explains why the Church of Sweden boasts the lowest church attendance in all Europe, against some tough continental competition, it's because of claptrap like this, as the Washington Examiner reports:

The Church of Sweden declared teen star climate activist Greta Thunberg to be an appointed successor to Jesus Christ in a 2018 tweet that resurfaced in the wake of her speech before the United Nations.

"Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg," the tweet said on Dec. 1, 2018. The account, operated by the Limhamns Church, had previously tweeted several sentiments of climate activism.

Here's the beyond-stupid tweet, dated Dec. 1, 2018:

Translation via Microsoft Translate:

Door Number One! (with an approppriate snowflake icon)

Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg.

So not only has global warming become a religion, with young Greta as its god, but it's kind of sidelined the Christ thing even in Christian religions.  Since this has been going on a while, it might just explain why most Swedes have become global warming skeptics, too, as I noted here.  If Greta is the religion, and religion is already a loser, maybe there's something off about global warming, too.  If not that, well, there's science, which again and again shows that man-caused global warming is a fraud.

The Swedish Church, though, is not alone.
Whom should we have now but the Catholic Maryknolls?  Greta's not Christ's successor — she's more like the Virgin Mary.

And as Billy Dale says, there's more:

Here, the Swedish teen activist is St. Joan of Arc.  Here, she's the little child that shall lead them.  Elsewhere, she's the new Jonathan Edwards, proclaiming sinners in the hands of angry God, which kind of works, actually.

The religious imagery portraying her as a saint in an icon format is very strong in these two Reuters photos, here and here.  Here's mine:

What's creepy here is how unlike Greta are the saints and God she is being compared to.  She's a cosseted teenager from a rich country who's been told it's fine to act out her anger in a spoiled brat manner, as she did with her United Nations speech, and she's being exploited by both her parents and the shadowy left-wing green activists who are promoting her to make a buck. There's no suffering and redemption in her story, unlike those of Jesus or the real saints.

Actually, she's having the time of her life.  Climate change activism has been good for her.  She says she went into global warming activism because it helped her, with her Asperger's handicap, to make friends.  The incentive to stay with it for her is finally being able to make friends. 

Now Thunberg's on an around-the-world tour up and down the Western hemisphere, getting to see what's every Swedish kid's dream — the rainforest and other stuff.  Oh, the places she will travel; she's on the grand tour.  She's shouting and scolding as she goes, drawing crowds and applause, even lately declaring that indigenous people should have voices in the climate change scam — while hogging the microphone.  Life's pretty good for the Swedish teen, and it will probably stay good.  Now she's being proclaimed by all the lefty churches as the Second Coming, the embodiment of God Himself, or some kind of saint.

It raises questions about what's gotten into the religion-hostile Left.  With no God to speak of, leftists go looking for replacements.  Presumably, they suffer and seek redemption.  What's suffering to a greenie leftist?  Nothing less than the election of President Trump.  They suffer.  They seek redemption.  Greta serves that savior role, because climate change activism is their substitute for religion.  No wonder Greta is a savior to them.

It all adds up to the moral bankruptcy of the Left and the religions that have adopted it.  What a pathetic heresy.

Hat tip: John McMahon.

Image credit: Photo illustration by Monica Showalter with Twitter screen shots, YouTube screen shot, and public domain sources.

If there's anything out there that explains why the Church of Sweden boasts the lowest church attendance in all Europe, against some tough continental competition, it's because of claptrap like this, as the Washington Examiner reports:

The Church of Sweden declared teen star climate activist Greta Thunberg to be an appointed successor to Jesus Christ in a 2018 tweet that resurfaced in the wake of her speech before the United Nations.

"Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg," the tweet said on Dec. 1, 2018. The account, operated by the Limhamns Church, had previously tweeted several sentiments of climate activism.

Here's the beyond-stupid tweet, dated Dec. 1, 2018:

Translation via Microsoft Translate:

Door Number One! (with an approppriate snowflake icon)

Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg.

So not only has global warming become a religion, with young Greta as its god, but it's kind of sidelined the Christ thing even in Christian religions.  Since this has been going on a while, it might just explain why most Swedes have become global warming skeptics, too, as I noted here.  If Greta is the religion, and religion is already a loser, maybe there's something off about global warming, too.  If not that, well, there's science, which again and again shows that man-caused global warming is a fraud.

The Swedish Church, though, is not alone.
Whom should we have now but the Catholic Maryknolls?  Greta's not Christ's successor — she's more like the Virgin Mary.

And as Billy Dale says, there's more:

Here, the Swedish teen activist is St. Joan of Arc.  Here, she's the little child that shall lead them.  Elsewhere, she's the new Jonathan Edwards, proclaiming sinners in the hands of angry God, which kind of works, actually.

The religious imagery portraying her as a saint in an icon format is very strong in these two Reuters photos, here and here.  Here's mine:

What's creepy here is how unlike Greta are the saints and God she is being compared to.  She's a cosseted teenager from a rich country who's been told it's fine to act out her anger in a spoiled brat manner, as she did with her United Nations speech, and she's being exploited by both her parents and the shadowy left-wing green activists who are promoting her to make a buck. There's no suffering and redemption in her story, unlike those of Jesus or the real saints.

Actually, she's having the time of her life.  Climate change activism has been good for her.  She says she went into global warming activism because it helped her, with her Asperger's handicap, to make friends.  The incentive to stay with it for her is finally being able to make friends. 

Now Thunberg's on an around-the-world tour up and down the Western hemisphere, getting to see what's every Swedish kid's dream — the rainforest and other stuff.  Oh, the places she will travel; she's on the grand tour.  She's shouting and scolding as she goes, drawing crowds and applause, even lately declaring that indigenous people should have voices in the climate change scam — while hogging the microphone.  Life's pretty good for the Swedish teen, and it will probably stay good.  Now she's being proclaimed by all the lefty churches as the Second Coming, the embodiment of God Himself, or some kind of saint.

It raises questions about what's gotten into the religion-hostile Left.  With no God to speak of, leftists go looking for replacements.  Presumably, they suffer and seek redemption.  What's suffering to a greenie leftist?  Nothing less than the election of President Trump.  They suffer.  They seek redemption.  Greta serves that savior role, because climate change activism is their substitute for religion.  No wonder Greta is a savior to them.

It all adds up to the moral bankruptcy of the Left and the religions that have adopted it.  What a pathetic heresy.

Hat tip: John McMahon.

Image credit: Photo illustration by Monica Showalter with Twitter screen shots, YouTube screen shot, and public domain sources.