Saturday, October 03, 2009

Glenn Beck blames godlessness for America's problems.

In a career of batshit crazy statements, Glenn Beck has now hit the jackpot.

All that is wrong with the US is now laid at the door of America's growing atheism according to Beck.

America I have a question for you. Why do you think we are as powerful as we are, or have been? What did we do different than other country's? Are we just superior human beings? No, it is because we recognise God's authority, it says so in our constitution... actually it's in our Declaration of Independence... "all men are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights."
So many other country's get it completely wrong. They believe human rights are handed down by some government, some body, some official in the government. It's all about them, not Him. No government can fill the gaping hole inside of us if God is chased out. Maybe we need to stop looking for more social justice and start looking at eternal justice.
I know that there must be an element of this where Beck is playing to his audience, but I have never seen any political commentator make a speech like that on national television.

It's amongst the nuttiest things I have ever witnessed. Religious fundamentalism is fuelling the terrorist threat which the west currently faces and yet Beck chooses to make atheism the reason for America's ills?

Holy shit. (Pun intended)


daveawayfromhome said...

Beck obviously needs a course in basic reading comprehension. "[A]ll men are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights" has nothing to do with authority of any kind, though I suppose it does indicate an obligation, though I'd say that it was humans obligated to themselves in this case.

It's just a case of Beck playing to his ever narrowing demographic. Again.

Anonymous said...

I blame the fact that Glenn Beck has his head buried in his ass that he's so INSANE!

Kel said...

Oh, he is clearly playing to his base, but does he have to sound so bat shit crazy as he does so?