Beck: God Will Destroy Us for Mocking Him

Glenn Beck is all upset again, this time because an atheist was allowed to give the invocation at a commission meeting in Florida (several members of the commission walked out rather than listen to it). According to Beck, this is “mocking God” and he will destroy us for it.

After warning atheists that they should not be mocking God just based on the fact that they could be wrong about God’s existence, Beck demanded to know “since when do we have to get snarky in our city council meetings at the moment of prayer?”

“We are a nation that will destroy themselves,” he warned. “I promise you, in time we will all regret this. If we turn our back on the giver of all that is good, we will regret it.”

To be fair, it was a really dumb invocation (you can watch it here if you’d like). But seriously, can we stop with the “my big bully friend is going to beat you up if you don’t stop saying things I don’t like” bullshit? It’s really, really stupid.

httpv://youtu.be/NJn-zkcyZUQ

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  • moarscienceplz

    What can God do to us that is worse than giving us Glenn Beck?

  • busterggi

    Every day god sends another Beck or Santorum or similar Christofascist – nothing like a slow death thru stupidity.

  • roggg

    Ok God…get on with it already. No? Didn’t think so.

  • anachronistes

    Just watched the video of the Invocation.

    It was uncivil of the council members and Mayor to have walked out before Preston started the invocation.

    I couldn’t watch through all of his invocation myself, however – he was being provocative to the point of absurdity, invoking Zeus, among other things.

    Way to shoot himself in the foot, unless he’s looking to have invocations banned altogether.

  • raven

    According to Beck, this is “mocking God” and he will destroy us for it.

    Who is this “us”.

    Why would god destroy “us” for something some guy in Florida did? Why wouln’t god do the normal human thing and punish only those who were guilty. Presumably guilty of “mocking god”.

    The xian gods get mocked all the time by the vast majority of the humans. Xians only make up 28% of the world’s population and are divided into 42,000 sects that disagree wildly.

    After the xian gods get finished with killing all the various mockers, there might not be too many left alive. Glenn Beck will be one of the first to disappear in a lightning strike.

    PS: For a Prefect Being who created a Perfect world, things have ended up a lot less than Perfect. (In fact, the world looks like it would if the gods never even…existed.)

    PPS: Glenn Beck needs to realize that god is in charge and everything happens for a reason. God made that atheist in Florida give an invocation so he had an excuse to slam the west coast with a subtropical storm.

  • matty1

    I was going to ask who or what an atheist would invoke but I see he just took the piss.

    Incidentally this is how they should open meetings.

    Chair “I see we have a quorum so let’s begin, the first item of business is…” I see no need for anything more.

  • dugglebogey

    Notice that he says “themselves” not “ourselves.” Because he is so much better than “they.” They are bad people. The Americans.

  • D. C. Sessions

    But seriously, can we stop with the “my big bully friend is going to beat you up if you don’t stop saying things I don’t like” bullshit?

    No. It’s all we’ve got.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Well, given god’s notorious bad aim, I think the people in Luxembourg have some serious trouble ahead.

  • shouldbeworking

    Well, God’s aim is off. The Edmonton Oilers are suffering the Wrath Of God because of your politics. Either get things right down there,or find God’s contact lenses fast.

  • U Frood

    It’s one thing when they say God is going to punish YOU if you do this.

    That’s bad enough

    It’s another when they say God is going to punish America if you do this!

    Yes, God will punish all of America, full of innocents and his loyal followers, if Godless liberals don’t enforce His laws, or pay him the proper respect, or let the poor earn enough to eat.

  • grumpyoldfart

    But seriously, can we stop with the “my big bully friend is going to beat you up if you don’t stop saying things I don’t like” bullshit? It’s really, really stupid.

    That is the message which gives Beck (and other preachers) millions of dollars every week. So ‘No‘. They won’t stop.

  • skinnercitycyclist

    To be fair, it was a really dumb invocation

    Please cite an invocation that is not really dumb for contrast, please.

    I thought it was perfect, and illustrates what these asshats can expect if they continue to promote this kind of thing. Was this any more ridiculous than any other invocation before a governmental meeting?

  • thebookofdave

    How many times is God going to destroy us now? I lost count awhile back.

  • anubisprime

    Well anubis is popcorned and tubed up…seat is reclining at optimum angle to balance the ashtray in reach….and cushion is in correct position to sooth the back ache…bring it on Yahweh,,,,lets see wot ya got my son….although I fully expect to fall asleep before commercials!