The Worldnetdaily has been relentlessly pimping Jonathan Cahn’s new book about Biblical prophecy and the “shemitah” year and how it all means Something Very Very Important for America. Now Glenn Beck has joined in the fun, pushing this nonsense even more.
The Shemittah is a Sabbath year on the Jewish calendar during which fields are to be left fallow, no agriculture is to take place, and debts are to be forgiven. It began last month and, according to Cahn’s new book, these requirements are going to be imposed upon America in the coming year by God whether we like it or not.Beck is, of course, entirely convinced that this is true, telling his staff that because America made an “Abrahamic covenant with God” upon the nation’s founding, we are being held to the obligations of the Shemitah year and “it is wiping us out” because “God is warning us.”
“I don’t think it ends the way we want it to end,” Beck said. “But we’ve entered a new period. I can feel it. We’ve entered a new period. And so it begins.”
Begins? No, you’ve been pushing stupid bullshit like this for a very long time. And so it continues.