Glenn Beck: god showed up at Tea Party rally.

Here’s Glenn Beck talking about this last week’s Tea Party rally in DC.  You know it was special because “god showed up”.

If you trust Beck’s totally non-inflated number there were 15,000 people there, most of which probably had smart phones.  And yet nobody got a picture of god showing up.  There were, however, plenty of pictures of people less important than god.  People snapped those off like crazy.  These include pictures of many speakers who said god told them to run for office before they got crushed, but who are still saying that god’s directing them.

I find it much more likely that those people, not god, were the only ones to show up, and that the Tea Party base is just made up of some very gullible people who believe when Beck and his cohorts assure them that god, the same god who has guided them into every failure, was there.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • baal

    Would god like to show up for my next social event? I’m waiting.

    (also, “this is not a suicide mission, I’m there”? wtf?)

  • vermontster

    I have it on good authority that not only did God show up, but so did the invisible pink unicorn, Elvis, bigfoot, and Glenn Beck’s sense of Irony.

  • Jasper

    Could be that God is a vampire, and we can’t get a photo of him. Would also explain his thirst for blood.

  • Loqi

    At first, I thought perhaps he meant a Hispanic fellow named “Jesus” showed up. Then I remembered tea party rallies are generally white-people-only affairs. Then I realized that most of these people believe god is omnipresent (except in schools – he’s been taken out of there), so having him at a rally isn’t exactly exceptional.

  • Sarah-Sophia

    When fundamentalists or evangelicals say that God was there they mean that they (in their minds) can feel God’s presence. Like when someone is praying or “speaking in tongues” they say that they can feel the Holy Ghost upon them.

  • Sarah-Sophia

    I find it ironic that they are so religious because Ron Paul refused to go to a pro-Israel convention during the 2008 elections.

  • Zugswang

    I’m sure Glenn Beck senses god’s presence whenever he looks in the mirror, hears himself talk, or lets out a noticeably odorous fart.