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'Hard to say which is worse — his theology or his science': Fauci explains why he doesn't 'need' church any more
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'Hard to say which is worse — his theology or his science': Fauci explains why he doesn't 'need' church any more

Anthony Fauci, 82, revealed in a recent interview that he doesn't need organized religion, particularly not Catholicism, because he already has a strong moral guide: himself.

During a lengthy interview with the BBC's Katty Kay published earlier this month, the former director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases pointed out the chapel where he married Christine Grady in 1985.

"It's beautiful," said Kay.

"Yeah, it's really nice," responded the geriatric immunologist.

Kay asked, "Do you still go there? ... You don't practice any more, do you?"

Fauci repeatedly responded in the negative, indicating there were a "number of complicated reasons" for his lapse in religiosity.

Despite his complicated relationship with the truth, support for abortion, and apparent willingness to see monstrous experiments funded — including the dangerous tests executed at what would become the epicenter of a catastrophic pandemic — Fauci said, "First of all, I think my own personal ethics on life are, I think, enough to keep me going on the right path."

Fauci has previously made little effort to conceal his fulsome self-esteem, claiming that those who criticize him are "really criticizing science, because I represent science."

Fauci's office is reportedly littered with representations of his preferred science. The New York Times noted last year that "the walls in Dr. Anthny S. Fauci's home office are adorned with portraits of him, drawn and painted by some of his many fans."

After intimating to Kay that he is beyond the need for guidance or correction from organized religion, Fauci, whose birthday falls one day short of Christmas Day, noted that "there are enough negative aspects about the organizational church that you are very well aware of."

While noting he is "not against it" and has previously taken the sacraments and baptized his children, Fauci underscored that "as far as practicing it, it seems almost like a pro forma thing that I don't really need to do."

Fauci's personal indifference to organized religion make sense of his willingness to tell Americans to cease their own religious practices during the pandemic.

In May 2020, he told the Jesuit magazine America that Catholic churches should "forestall" the distribution of communion, "limit the number of people," prohibit singing, and require masking.

Stanford University's Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, co-author of the "Great Barrington Declaration" that Fauci called "very dangerous," wrote in response to the interview, "Hard to say which is worse — his theology or his science."

Stephen Miller, contributing editor at the Spectator, wrote on X, "He played God once. Why should he have to take a demotion?"

Cultural critic James Lindsay noted, "He isn't just Science. He's Religion too."

Fauci's recent admission comes over two years after Tucker Carlson suggested that "Tony Fauci is a figure of religious veneration. He is Jesus for people who don't believe in God."

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