August 29, 2010

Praying Glenn Beck doesn't know his Bible or Jesus

At his "Reinventing Himself" rally Saturday, among other inanities, monstrosities and pomposities, Glenn Beck exhorted the crowd to:
Recognize your place to the creator. Realize that he is our king. He is the one who guides and directs our life and protects us." He asked his audience to pray more. "I ask, not only if you would pray on your knees, but pray on your knees but with your door open for your children to see.

Just one problem.

Whereas Jesus said ...
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. ... When you pray, go into the room, close your door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. ... And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans.
So, there you have it, from Jesus' mouth to your ears. Glenn Beck is a hypocrite.


Anonymous said...

You are a retard. Glenn Beck wasn't saying show off to everyone, he was saying to set an example for your kids. Big difference.

Gadfly said...

Ahh, but, but, but ...

Beck could have simply quoted Jesus' example on how to pray.


Not Anonymous said...

Actually Anonymous is quite correct - it says right there in the text:

"When you pray, go into the room, close your door and pray to your Father, who is unseen... ... except when your kids are around, in which case you'd damn well better leave that door open. I'll leave it up to you to work out what I want when your kids and other people are on the outside, that's your lookout but if you get it wrong you'll be stuck in a room with Glenn Beck for all eternity (go to hell)"

So if you read the complete passage you will see that anonymous isn't a moron.