Glenn Beck is a man given to melodrama, to say the least. He gets weepy-eyed over nearly everything and sees a grand plan in the most mundane of events. On his show last week he declared it a miracle that it didn’t rain when he did his stupid “man on the moon” show. And he saw a rainbow.
Back in 2013, Beck hosted a three-day event in Salt Lake City that featured, as its main attraction, a large stage production of a program called “The Man In The Moon,” in which Beck told the story of humanity from the perspective of the moon.
The show would “change the way we celebrate the Fourth of July,” Beck promised, and it turned out to be so important that God even stopped it from raining that weekend so that it could be performed, as Beck explained today.
“I am not afraid of standing and saying that was a miracle,” Beck said. “And we have seen them, starting at ‘The Man In The Moon.’ There’s one that 20,000 people saw. It hadn’t rained in a hundred years on that weekend. It rains on that weekend and I mean rained, it pours, it pours rain. What happens? We get together, all of us and we pray. 20,000 people, we pray. There’s a double rainbow over the stage. It clears up. It was absolutely miraculous.”
No, Glenn. Seeing a rainbow after it rains is not miraculous, it’s entirely predictable and routine. Happens thousands of times a day all over the world. And if you believe in a God that goes out of his way to intervene in the world to make sure you can put on a ridiculous show but doesn’t lift a finger to prevent mass starvation, war and disease, you might want to reconsider that. Oh, I forgot, you’re just such a special little snowflake that God chooses to help you rather than those who actually need the help.