The TV presenter Eckart von Hirschhausen, who is well-known in German-speaking countries, is increasingly turning to the churches. His goal is to protect planet earth. The cabaret artist, who is portrayed as a scientist, sees the churches as having a duty to make advance payments on the subject of climate protection and nature conservation. Climate protection is also charity.
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The churches have to make advance payments
The doctor and TV presenter Eckart von Hirschhausen, who has become known as a comedian, has apparently boarded the common boat of (supposed) Christianity. In a guest article for the evangelical magazine “chrismon” (June), Hirschhausen calls on people to let the Christian value of charity prevail in the name of climate protection. The churches in particular are called upon to make “advance payments” because the “time horizon of politicians” is often not sufficient “to move forward decisions that seem unpopular at first glance”. “The churches could now do this in the certainty of their mission and their history”.
Hirschhausen pleads for “love beyond charity”
“The core of Christianity is charity,” says Hirschhausen. However, this term does not seem to be enough, because the TV presenter, who often presents himself as the “physician of the earth”, suggests the term “love beyond charity”. This can be understood spatially and temporally. “Our neighbor can also be 5,000 kilometers away or 50 years”. There is no other institution in the world like the Church, which has thinking across many generations in its DNA like this one.
Active at Scientists for Future
Eckart von Hirschhausen likes to show himself with a stethoscope held to a model of the earth, apparently wanting to show his concern about the state of this planet. Hirschhausen’s appearance in “chrismon” is just another field of activity for his busy activities related to climate protection. The TV presenter tells young people in particular about his future prospects on the platform of “Fridays for Future“. There Hirschhausen is introduced as a science journalist and author. Among other things, Hirschhausen is a co-founder of “Scientists for Future” and founder of the “Healthy Earth – Healthy People” (“Gesunde Erde – Gesunde Menschen”) foundation. His goal is to explain to people how climate change, the environment and health are related.
Eckhart von Hirschhausen’s brother, Christian Roland von Hirschhausen, is also a member of “Scientists for Future” and worked between 1997 and 2004 as a research assistant in the World Economy department of DIW Berlin. DIW Berlin is funded equally by the federal government and the federal states (or the state of Berlin). Christian Hirschhausen has been at the TU Berlin since 2009.
The organization “Scientists for Future” sees itself as a supporter of the youth movement “Fridays for Future”.
Link climate with health
Eckard von Hirschhausen has increasingly declared himself to be a corona expert in recent years, apparently on the basis of a Public sector payroll. Now that the WHO has officially declared the pandemic status over, the TV presenter is putting his focus back on the “health of the planet” through his foundation, which was founded in 2020.
The aim of his concern is the link between climate and health. This path has long been followed, as evidenced by the panel discussion organized by the German Society for Foreign Relations (DGAP) on August 24, 2022 in Berlin. In addition to the Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach, Kerstin Blum, Managing Director of the Hirschhausen Foundation “Healthy Earth – Healthy People” was also invited.
Of course, if you want to save the earth, you need money. A foundation with the meaningful name seems ideal for this. In addition, a foundation also has the advantage that you can keep up the appearance of being a “voluntary worker”. According to their own statements, the network of this foundation includes a number of well-funded patrons. These include Active Philanthropy, Mercator Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Phineo – platform for social investors and the “Stifterverband” (association for foundations).
The churches offer a good platform
The churches are a major concern of Hirschhausen’s foundation. In his view, churches are just as intergenerational as climate change. In addition, the churches are represented worldwide, as are the “global challenges”. And the church is “post-materialistic”. The world view must be changed in order to overcome the climate crisis. It is therefore an advantage to already have a “post-materialistic world view” and “a positive vision for the integrity of creation”.
With this concern, Hirschhausen will certainly find a very open ear in the Evangelical Churches in Germany (EKD). These have long left the path of the gospel and trampled underfoot the achievements of Martin Luther and his comrades-in-arms.
Rome’s agenda efficiently implemented
It is fascinating how Hirschhausen, knowingly or unknowingly, allows himself to be harnessed to the agenda of the Roman Catholic Church. The declaration of intent by his foundation alone, to intensify the network with the churches on the subject of earth preservation, describes the Catholic social teaching, the remarks in “Laudato si’” and the demands in “Fratelli Tutti” par excellence. To do this, the worldly political must be combined with the religious and ecclesiastical. The “secular priesthood”, the financially funded science, provides valuable services.
In other words: the merging of church and state with the political-religious head in Rome. All in the common pot of the united “human family” to the “inclusive” rebellion against God. And the majority of humanity falls head over heels for the seductive arts of this “fallen woman riding on a beast”.
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