August 27th, 2011
09:44 PM ET
Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene is a 'blessing'
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor
Conservative radio host Glenn Beck told listeners Friday that Hurricane Irene, the Category 1 storm that’s working its deadly way up the Eastern Seaboard, is “a blessing from God.”
Beck has long urged his fans to stockpile food in their homes in anticipation of a global food disruption. He said Irene should be construed as a divine warning for those who have ignored that advice.
Here’s Beck on his show Friday:
The Washington Post reports that in encouraging home stockpiling, Beck, a convert to Mormonism, is echoing Mormon church teaching. The church encourages members to build home storehouses of food that could last for at least three months.
According to a website run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the official name of the Mormon church:
The site includes a food storage calculator. To build a three-month supply of food for a family of four, the calculator recommends 300 pounds of “wheat, white rice, corn and other grains” and 60 pounds of “dry beans and other legumes.”
The Post notes that food storage is one pillar of the Mormon emphasis on self-reliance.
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This man is a complete fraud and more like a circus clown who is there to entertain lower IQ and lowest of the food chain.
If you don't know who that is, its you. Where does FOX find these clowns like him and Sean Hannity. I guess they rumble through dumpsters until they find crap and then throw it on the air. I will say HE knows hes an act but the idiots that watch him are too stupid to know that. Hence an unlimited audience in this country because there is NO shortage of IDIOTS. You keep hearing this is the "greatest country" of something. Well the "something" is this is the greatest country of IDIOTS! Nice jobs FOX of feeding the idiots. You are the zoo keepers of the morans!
When you say "zoo keepers of the morans," are you referring to the Congressman who represents Northern Virginia?
All this from a GUY who needed a BLACK BOARD to teach his Audience what he was saying. Thats saying! S-A-Y-I-N-G good very good gold star now you all following along! no chowing gum at the back there. tut tut.
Glenn Beck-amerika's answer to Daffy Ghadaffi.
I hope people who lost loved ones to Irene are all fans of Glenn Beck.
Its funny God is annoyed at gay people and lets rip 4 times in the bible about it, But not as much as he hates FAT people mentioned 39 times in blistering attacks. All Im saying is gene Simmons is less offensive to God than this FAT moron Glen Beck.
good call god, good call Jim
Ahh, by claiming natural disasters are blessings, he's craftily positioning things so that he himself would be considered a blessing.
A brilliant move.
If we're all God's children, what's so special about Jesus?
How many people have you died and resurrected yourself for?
More, or less, like Jesus himself = 0!
Jesus was a cult leader who tried but failed to fulfill a Old Testament prophecy. He should have renamed himself Emmanuel.
Its really more of a oneness type of deal. In life, our individualities are reflections of that oneness.
PSYCHO!!!!! anyone who "believes" in a creator is a freaking idiot PSYCHO.
GROW UP and realize there IS no God....we only have PROOF of US, NOTHING ELSE is REAL. There IS No God...GROW Up.
Think there is an EASTER BUNNY too????????
Wait, there is no easter bunny?
Read Immanuel Kant. I personally have no proof of your existence, only my one
sorry one =own
Random, that comment was brilliant. haha
I too, am all that is real.
Don't let wackos like Beck, Palin, etc. that try and create fear to control people, somehow make you think all people that believe in God are conservative psychos, but I don't exactly blame you for thinking that. There are normal people that believe in God, but you typically only see or hear the extremist, lunatics. As for Mormonism, yeah, that's pretty freaking out there.
Beck is desperate for attention. As for the myth Mormonism, Beck's nonsense is a warning to the world.
They'll fill your head, until you're dead.
Zookeeper play ... Alanis morisette.... ty
God, Santa & the Tooth Fairy are roommates in insane peoples minds..
The GOD who is Principle is one with the universe.You are already filled with this supreme reality. You couldn't lift your baby finger without GOD. But the gods of Mormon theology and making Jesus into a god are illusions, dreams.
Almost as insane as the atheistic theory on the beginnings of our Cosmos: "AT FIRST THERE WAS NOTHING, AND THEN IT EXPLODED". As humans we evolved a mere blink of the eye ago, and now some of us monkey men claim to have it all figured out, and that there is no god. We have one grain of sand on a vast beach we have "conquered" (I call it more like an infestation) and suddenly we know everything. Open your eyes to the incredible possibilties. I think if humans survive long enough as a species that we are in for some major surprises, some of them we may not like.
Going by the logic, 9/11 was a blessing.
It is very interesting that Mr. Beck all these holier than thou statements and passes judgement. I find it especially interesting because the man that preaches all the stuff lies about who he is. Beck is not his birth surname. His name is Glenn Vanderbilt. He pretends to be someone he is not. He has never had to miss a meal due to poverty. He's never had to forgo medical care because he has no insurance. As a member of the esteemed and very wealthy Vanderbilt family, he has no idea what it is like to be like the rest of us.
I'm no fan of Mr. Beck, but he was born the son of William and Mary Beck. Try a little fact checking before making such a foolish statement.
Glen Beck is NOT a Vanderbilt. He's a moron. Anderson Cooper, who is NOT a moron IS a Vanderbilt.
There is plenty to hate about Beck without resorting to lies.
Yeah- I'd like to give a shout out to Anderson Cooper on that note; quite the amazing life he's led.
Not untill you all realize that you in fact, are God, will you have any sense of true peace in this life. Jesus was the son of God, as are we all.
And as Jesus said...buy Gold. Buy a lot of Gold...from Jesus' sponsor. Amen.
Although I agree, a more philosophically correct statement would be "God is you." The absolute takes precedence over the singular.
Agreed. God is you.
@ Diaz.....you are a hypocryt and an idiot....yeah go follow that moron Glenn Beck, he too is an idiot, he don't know what he is saying.......the stupid fool is making money out of his dumb prophecies and his followers making him rich, so he can drive around in an expensive car that you and me can't afford, I bet you he has his house well prepared for any destructive weather outthere and stocked up to the rim with supplies and a generator. And he probably isn't paying his taxes, like all the other socalled preachers of the Good Word or Bible........it seems to me that you are an uneducated person, the way how you are saying to keep my "filthy scientific theories" to myself. They are not filthy and not theories, it is the truth, the Bible is and was rewritten so much times that people believe what's in it.......it is a book written by MAN!!! It has an author, it doesn't say: Written by GOD!
Honestly, who cares, let Glenn Beck shout out his opinions and ideals at the world. That's what he does for a living. That's how he makes his money. We all have our own thoughts about how everything works. Whether or not you believe that God is a factor in this Hurricane or not, everyone should come to a common ground. Come together for those in need. I don't wish the Hurricane any harm on anyone. But, it would be best to just help others when it strikes... Spread the Aloha.
100% agreed, except the part about no one being harmed. I'd be amused if the hurricane stalked Glenn Beck.