Glenn Beck: God

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I feel good.

Today, tens of thousands of people came to the Lincoln Memorial to worship their lord and savior, Glenn Beck, eh, Jesus. I mean Jesus.

Beck, the idiot media celebrity who spews more inane bullshit than anyone I’ve ever before seen, has a certain gravitational pull toward our nation’s zealot morons. You know the type—Obama is the devil; Jesus needs to be in our schools; Israel is important because of the rapture; I’ve-read-the-Bible-but-not-any-other-books-because-I-don’t-need-to. They swarmed Washington—inappropriately, times 100,000, on the anniversary of MLK’s I Have a Dream speech—because Beck believes our nation needs to turn back to God.

And not just any God.

Apparently, the God we need to turn back to hates illegal immigrants, loves white people, thinks universal health coverage is crap, doesn’t much need Muslims and digs Fox News. Not my God. Probably not your God. But the God of many, many, many stupid Americans. Too many.

As I write this, I’m on Day 28 of our European house swap. Here, there’s little of this nonsense. Guys like Beck exist, but people seem to take them with humor. But in the United States, we’re soooo … sooooo … soooooo craving. We crave leadership and idols; people who speak lously in place of thought. We want to be told what to believe. And because evil fuck wads (sorry, but it’s true) like Beck have a major platform, they take the cake.

Ugh.

PS: Sarah Palin also spoke. Huge surprise. And the Tea Partys schmucks came en masse.

7 thoughts on “Glenn Beck: God”

  1. I saw a decent punk band named Scary Anus @ CBGBs once. True story.

    I like Keith Olberman’s comparison of Lonesome Rhodes to Glenn Beck. Lonesome Rhodes had talent, though.

  2. Of course I’m commenting on this one…explained to my children earlier this week that what MLK stood for was COMPLETELY DIFFERENT to the vitriol & ‘carney’ like banter that Beck and his followers profess. Where it was men like MLK (& Christ) that would pray for Beck and his disciples…it is people like Beck and crew that killed them (MLK and Christ).

    I’m a Christian. I believe the Bible and the tenets that Christ taught as the correct way for living. I don’t believe that tolerance is key – because your never to tolerate wrong – but love. Who cares what faith my President is…? If I practice/believe in what I claim I don’t doubt that he’s there by God’s design (& democracy). Jesus was also the GREATEST HEALER the world has ever known – how could we deny healthcare if He didn’t and as for knowing who our neighbor is, I’m sure He taught that even our enemies are our neighbors.

    I’m sorry and saddened that this is the example that many will take as Christian. It’s definitely not ‘Christ-like’. I will continue to pray for them (and you).

  3. I had to watch that rally for work – all three-hours plus of it, and as a Christian, I was EMBARRASSED. Only at the end did Beck throw a bone (hope it wasn’t pork) at Muslims and Jews, telling us all to retreat to our respective houses of worship because that will solve all that ails us. SIGH. I am a faithful member of Bedside Baptist, also known as Pillow Presbyterian, so following Beck’s orders for my life will be easy.

  4. Jeff said:
    “I’ve-read-the-Bible-but-not-any-other-books-because-I-don’t-need-to.”

    Actually Beck hardly reads the bible at all, at least if he is like most Mormons. His main book would be the book of Mormon. Translated from Reformed Egyptian (whatever that is) Plates that have never been seen by anyone except the one guy that told everyone what they said.
    The “Reformed Egyptian Plates” teach a different gospel than the bible teaches.
    If he had read the bible he would have found this:
    Galatians 1:
    6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
    7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
    8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
    9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

    Many of these people claiming Christ know that God is truth.
    Unfortunately they don’t really want to know what that truth is. They follow whatever their leader (be that a Person, Vision, Thought, Book, or Reformed Egyptian metal plate) tells them.
    They are the blind, following their blind leaders.

  5. Libertarian Christian

    Two things everyone needs to understand:

    The God of the Bible does not work through political rallies aimed at turning a country back to God. God calls individuals to acknowledge their personal sinfulness and their need for a savior, God’s only Son, Jesus Christ. You heard none of that from Glenn Beck, only political rabble-rousing.

    The Tea Party was originally leaderless, and it was all about economic and constitutional issues, NOT race. The Establishment (of both parties) gets nervous when the Tea Party talks about things like auditing the (private) Federal Reserve Banks, downsizing the military-industrial complex and taking power away from the bloated federal government. That’s when the Establishment sends demagogues like Beck and Palin to hijack, co-opt and disarm the movement by making it all about Obama, race and war-mongering.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they deliberately chose the date and place associated with Dr. King in order to appear racist and insensitive, and thus discredit the whole movement. Yep, I’m that cynical.

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