LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

The catch-all forum for general topics and debates. Minimal moderation. Rated PG to PG-13.
_moksha
_Emeritus
Posts: 22508
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:42 pm

LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _moksha »

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Aug 30, 2010:

"People aren't recognizing his version of Christianity," Beck added.

Beck made the remarks in answer to a question about his previous accusation that Obama was a "racist" who has "a deep-seated hatred for white people." He contended that that statement "was not accurate" and that he had "miscast" Obama's religious beliefs as racism.

"You see, it's all about victims and victimhood; oppressors and the oppressed; reparations, not repentance; collectivism, not individual salvation. I don't know what that is, other than it's not Muslim, it's not Christian. It's a perversion of the gospel of Jesus Christ as most Christians know it," Beck said.


Don't know about you, but I suspect irony may be dancing around here somewhere.

So is Beck doing our Church a disservice with these remarks?


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_697056.html
Cry Heaven and let loose the Penguins of Peace
_MCB
_Emeritus
Posts: 4078
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:14 pm

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _MCB »

I think Beck is doing a very good job of destroying Mormonism. Does that answer your question? There are plenty of other far right LDS's who are also cooperating in the effort. They are only adhering tightly to the logical sequence of some of the teachings of past LDS prophets, so I don't see how they could be ex'ed for it.

Speaking sincerely, though, the phenomenon is really quite scary.
Huckelberry said:
I see the order and harmony to be the very image of God which smiles upon us each morning as we awake.

http://www.vatican.Virginia/archive/ccc_css/a ... cc_toc.htm
_Kishkumen
_Emeritus
Posts: 21373
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:00 pm

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _Kishkumen »

Glenn Beck is an ignorant idiot with a giant audience. I am not among their number.
"Petition wasn’t meant to start a witch hunt as I’ve said 6000 times." ~ Hanna Seariac, LDS apologist
_beastie
_Emeritus
Posts: 14216
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:26 am

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _beastie »

Yeah, I about choked when I heard that clip. I suspect Beck suffers from the same problem some LDS apologists suffer from: too much bubble, not enough real life.
We hate to seem like we don’t trust every nut with a story, but there’s evidence we can point to, and dance while shouting taunting phrases.

Penn & Teller

http://www.mormonmesoamerica.com
_Uncle Dale
_Emeritus
Posts: 3685
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:02 am

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _Uncle Dale »

beastie wrote:...I suspect Beck suffers from the same problem some LDS apologists suffer from
...


If we go back and read the LDS leaders' discourses in the "Deseret News"
of the 1850s, the 1860s, the 1870s, the 1880s, the 1890s, etc. etc., we
can see the same pattern -- of condemning officials in Washington, D.C. of
having corrupted true religion.

I just finished up reading a Brigham Young sermon, denouncing public schools,
because they are run on government-collected taxes and employ non-Mormon
teachers. Change a couple of words in his sermon and today's Tea Party
enthusiasts would probably applaud at all the built-in pauses.

I wonder how that old party line from Temple Square would play out with
Mitt Romney running the country, and yet retaining the "entitlement"
programs, public schools, legalized abortion, etc.?

Beck would have to re-design his rhetoric in that case -- or perhaps even
face excommunication, for teaching false doctrine.

UD
-- the discovery never seems to stop --
_Mercury
_Emeritus
Posts: 5543
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:14 pm

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _Mercury »

Beck scares the hell out of me. Is this what the rise of the third reich looked like in the early years?
And crawling on the planet's face
Some insects called the human race
Lost in time
And lost in space...and meaning
_Uncle Dale
_Emeritus
Posts: 3685
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:02 am

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _Uncle Dale »

Mercury wrote:Beck scares the hell out of me. Is this what the rise of the third reich looked like in the early years?



I think that, for a closer correlation, we'd have to see him
endorsing the recent Murfreesboro mosque burning and the
earlier Jacksonville mosque bombing.

He won't go that far. That's still the domain of the KKK.
But give the current recession another few years and...

???

UD
-- the discovery never seems to stop --
_Mercury
_Emeritus
Posts: 5543
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:14 pm

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _Mercury »

Uncle Dale wrote:
Mercury wrote:Beck scares the hell out of me. Is this what the rise of the third reich looked like in the early years?



I think that, for a closer correlation, we'd have to see him
endorsing the recent Murfreesboro mosque burning and the
earlier Jacksonville mosque bombing.

He won't go that far. That's still the domain of the KKK.
But give the current recession another few years and...

???

UD

Its all in the subtext. I say the hate speech is already there.
And crawling on the planet's face
Some insects called the human race
Lost in time
And lost in space...and meaning
_moksha
_Emeritus
Posts: 22508
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:42 pm

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _moksha »

Wonder if Beck would go so far as to say Obama believes in a different Jesus?
Cry Heaven and let loose the Penguins of Peace
_Uncle Dale
_Emeritus
Posts: 3685
Joined: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:02 am

Re: LDS Glenn Beck assails Obama's Christianity

Post by _Uncle Dale »

moksha wrote:Wonder if Beck would go so far as to say Obama believes in a different Jesus?



He has accused him of promoting a perversion of the Christian gospel.
That's about as close as it gets -- unless Beck demands a return to
the State Churches of the original Thirteen Colonies.

Harry Reid's Jesus has yet to be mentioned. It would be rather interesting
to see Reid subtly address Beck's recent pro-Evangelical rhetoric.

UD
-- the discovery never seems to stop --
Post Reply