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Wed Jun 12, 2013, 11:48 AM

Is God messing with Glenn Beck?

After reading about Beck's throat paralysis yesterday I had a brief "Wow, maybe there is a god!" moment. It passed, but it brought me back again to what I consider the most puzzling quality of committed believers. This is the ability to interpret everything positive as evidence of an intervening personal deity while absolving that same deity from anything negative. The mental acrobatics required to do this are sometimes just amazing. How, for example, could Beck NOT interpret this as a sign from god telling him to STFU?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/11/glenn-becks-vocal-cords-temporarily-paralyzed-tearful-monologue-cue-cards_n_3421174.html?ir=Politics&ref=topbar

BTW: about a year ago Beck announced he had macular degeneration and would probably be blind in a year. Whatever.

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Response to Brainstormy (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2013, 07:05 PM

1. Bwahahahaha.

How true......how could that not be a "sign from God" to STFU?!?!?!?

Very good point.

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Sun Jul 7, 2013, 02:15 AM

2. That "all-glory/no-blame to Gawd" mindset drives me nuts.

Wolf "Dumbass" Blitzer asking the woman whose town was just destroyed by a tornado if she was "thanking the Lord" was a prime example of that.

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