Disaster strikes. Spokespersons for Yahweh, the god of the legendary Jesus, begin chanting "God hates humans! God wreaks his punishments on humans. Humans are bad and doing bad things and god is punishing them."
To claim to be a spokesperson for the almighty pretty much defines one as insane. Glenn Beck, for example, is clearly insane. He not only believes he can speak for Yahweh in matters of disaster but can also decode what god is so pissed about.
Insane people can be very coy, however; very artful, very crafty. Beck's brain may be addled from cocaine and god knows how many other mind-bending drugs, but he can be coy, artful and crafty all at once. Thus Glenn, the master of stupid, is capable of clever! He thinks god may have caused the earthquake that created the tsunami that devastated Japan. (Plate tectonics are evidently beyond Beck's area of expertise.)
Ah, but ol' crazy Beck doesn't come right out and say that. Beck says he's "not saying God is causing earthquakes" ... but then said he's "not not saying that, either."
But ol' Beck the nutcase isn't done. "Whether you call it Gaia, or whether you call it Jesus, there's a message being sent and that is, 'hey, you know that stuff we're doing? Not really working out real well.' Maybe we should stop doing some of it."
Hmmm. Guess for Beck it doesn't matter what you call your god. You can even call him Jesus. How about Mohammed, Glenn? Or Krishna? Or Ronald Reagan?
Whatever you call him or her or it, Beck knows what he, she or it is thinking: We humans have been bad people, flirting with liberalism, Marxism, Islamo-fascism, welfare statism, socialism, communism, among other things, and god is pissed. So pissed he/she/it might invade the natural course of things to ram two tectonic plates together and cause a massive earthquake which would result in thousands of humans dying horrible deaths, as well as destroying homes and schools and temples and businesses and the hopes and dreams of millions of people who did not even know they were evil!
Why do you suppose this monstrous deity ala Beck chose to exercise his wrath on Japan? Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki insufficient relative to Japan's deserved punishment?
If anything, ol' crazy Beck ought to be publicly pulling his hair because this time his crazy god overlooked the sins of the people of the United States of America.
Media Matters has provided a copy of Beck's rant. It would be funny, except that what happened in Japan is way too far from funny, and way too many millions of people listen to Beck who entices them, using their ignorance and culpability, down into his vile pit of insanity!
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