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Dec 04 2013

Beck’s Musical Delusions of Grandeur

Glenn Beck’s latest grifter plan is the sale of a CD that he commissioned from musicians, a Christmas album called Believe Again. On his broadcast last week he read from a letter he wrote to those musicians, full of pathos and wildly exaggerated nonsense, delivered with Beck’s usual hyper-emotional weepiness. These songs will change the world and “help preserve the rights of man.” Funny stuff.

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  1. 1
    Mr Ed

    I’d buy it but I still haven’t recovered from his July Fourth extravaganza that changed the world

  2. 2
    Brett McCoy

    I think instead everyone should listen to Ronnie James Dio’s & Tony Iommi’s version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”:

  3. 3
    Reginald Selkirk

    Bad Religion Does Christmas

  4. 4
    Avo, also nigelTheBold

    “You wanna cry about something? I’ll give you something to cry about.” Just like any dad would.

    So, he comes out and admits that God is an abusive father? That’s perfect.

  5. 5
    Trebuchet

    What the heck is that on his shirt? A lamanite?

  6. 6
    dugglebogey

    Isn’t Beck a member of a church that most christians consider a cult?

  7. 7
    Michael Heath

    dugglebogey writes:

    Isn’t Beck a member of a church that most christians consider a cult?

    I highly doubt most Christians belong to denominations that consider Mormonism a cult. It’s not something that animates mainline or liberal denominations. Certainly fundies/evangelicals promoted this heavily prior to the consolidation of politically conservative Christians into the GOP. But since then I observe both the volume and stridency of this defamation going down markedly over the past couple of decades. I presume that’s mostly because conservative Christians behave and are energized far more from their political agenda then their holy dogma; where Mormons are effective political allies, e.g., their financial contributions to passing CA’s Prop. 8 against gay marriage.

    [Grudging] acceptance of Mormons within conservative Christianity parallels acceptance of Catholics. Yes there are still pockets of antipathy in the deepest red area of the deep south. Yes they’ll make the abstract argument about Mormonism, but the virulent attack against Mormonism has largely died down. Here in Michigan, conservative Christians provided strong support for Mitt Romney, with little of the cult rhetoric expressed to the large degree we experienced after George Romney was no longer governor and before conservative Christians became the predominant voting base of the GOP (where in the public square, it’s accurate including Mormons in that category).

  8. 8
    colnago80

    Re Michael Heath @ #7

    It’s my information that most members of Christian churches don’t consider the LSD Church to be a Christian Church as it is non-Trinitarian. They are perfectly willing to work politically with conservative Mormons, just as they are perfectly willing to work with politically conservative Orthodox Jews.

  9. 9
    raven

    Cthulhu, this again.

    There is no way to determine who is a Real xian. There is no xian central.

    It’s all opinion and used to be decided on the battlefield. The winning side got to call it. The losers got buried if they were lucky.

    So, 1/2 of all xians think Mormons are not xians and 3/4 of xian ministers think the same. The SBC says they are fake and all going to hell. The Catholic church says the same thing. They recognize Protestant baptisms but not Mormon.

    IMO, they aren’t. Jesus and god are just humans that have been around longer. The Mormon god on Kolob isn’t very powerful, being one of countless other gods. Most of their beliefs aren’t found in the bible, just stuff made it and not even that long ago.

  10. 10
    caseloweraz

    …a CD that he commissioned from musicians.

    Phew! For a minute there, I thought he would be doing the singing himself.

  11. 11
    freehand

    Michael – of course, after the Dominionists take over and reestablish God’s Holy Imperial Democracy, then the purifications will begin. First, the atheists and Muslims will be …offered a chance to confess and convert. Then the Mormons, then the Papists. Unitarians. Community Churches.

    Two generations later, their grandchildren will perform their quaint religious rituals at roadside churches for the Swedish and Japanese and Indonesian tourists.

  12. 12
    Michael Heath

    @ 1:10 in Beck claims to be a global civil rights leader.

  13. 13
    gardengnome

    Isn’t the tree a pagan symbol? I gather the red telephone is the hot line to the boss.

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