Nutty Glenn Beck says Japan disaster a message from God

According to Raw Story US celebrities and media Tuesday blasted right-wing radio and television host Glenn Beck for calling the monster quake that rocked Japan last week a message from freaking God.  Read the full story:

Actress, author and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg said Beck should “check the mirror” if he thought Friday’s 9.0-magnitude quake and tsunami were signs of God’s anger with mankind.

“If this is because we’re misbehaving and God is pissed (angry), I would check the mirror, Glenn,” Goldberg said on The View talkshow, which she co-hosts with three other women.

The disaster has claimed nearly 3,400 lives and left more than 10,000 people missing in northeastern Japan.

In a rambling presentation on his radio show on Monday, Beck said God may have caused the catastrophe in Japan because he was angry with mankind, and warned people to change their ways.

“I’m not saying God is, you know, causing earthquakes. Well — I’m not not saying that either,” Beck said.

“What God does is God’s business, I have no idea. But I’ll tell you this: 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,'” Beck said.

He suggested that God could be appeased — and presumably convinced to not cause any more earthquakes — if people followed the biblical Ten Commandments.

Goldberg’s co-host on The View, Joy Behar, pointed out that earthquakes have rattled Earth since the planet’s creation, and asked which commandment God wanted people to follow.

“How about: ‘Thou shalt not advance your career on the back of the Japanese people right now?'” she said.

The San Francisco Chronicle called Beck’s comments “religious wackery,” and the Los Angeles Times said they were the latest in a string of “thoughtless” statements about the disaster in Japan by people in the media spotlight.

US comedian Gilbert Gottfried and hip-hop artist 50 Cent separately posted tasteless jokes about the quake on Twitter.

Both have since apologized, but Gottfried’s apology came too late — he was fired from an advertising voice-over job with an insurance company that does business in Japan.

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9 Responses to Nutty Glenn Beck says Japan disaster a message from God

  1. dp1053

    March 17, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Maybe Beck is right and he can be the first sacrifice. He could take one for the team and throw himself in a volcano or something. How do morons like this get air-time? And even worse, who are the morons that listen to these ass clowns?

    • Michael John Scott

      March 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

      A volcano? LOL LOL! Perfect.

  2. lazersedge

    March 17, 2011 at 8:51 am

    OK, beck is now trying to edge out Pat Robertson. This could start a war of ecclesiastical proportions on the air. Someone needs to put his mouth in a straight jacket.

    • Michael John Scott

      March 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

      That truly would be a battle of ecclesiastic proportions 🙂

      • dp1053

        March 17, 2011 at 1:41 pm

        More like a battle of egotistical proportions. Maybe they’ll drag each other to hell and we can be rid of both of them.

        • Michael John Scott

          March 17, 2011 at 1:59 pm

          LOL again! I do love the way you think dp!

  3. Montana

    March 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    When I was a kid I lived in Utah, and the Boy Scouts was taken over by Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). This, so called religion, practices underage polygamy, they send the boy s off on missions to divide the underage sisters among the dirty old men of the clan. Now when these underage girls get pregnant, these same dirty old men, send them to the state to get their welfare checks . You should see some of the palace homes that are paid with welfare checks (not on just one of course). By the way this is the newest religion that was created right here in United States of America, I guess their also in AZ, CA, NM, TX, NV, CO, OK. When someone hides behind religion to do or say something that is wrong we should stand up and point it out (right the wrong). Someone should ask Glenn Beck about it, he seems to have all the answers.

    • Michael John Scott

      March 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks for that great information Montana and the YouTube link. I just might turn that into another post with you as the contributor. Thanks.

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