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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With deaths and devastation all over the East Seaboard, caused by this hurricane, thats a blessing, Beck lost his mind many years ago, is it true that he did try to commit suicide years ago??
Mr. Beck is a good American and he must be right. America's immorality makes everyone thinks that calamities upon America is a blessing to America. Secular Americans should get that point. They are slow, as usual. Calamities hit everywhere as our planet is a fallen world yet mankind destroyed it too much and the time is running out.
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The gods would not tolerate the stupidity of Beck thereby proving there are no gods.
Beck is such an outragously sick person;;;;Nobody should ever take him serious....
figured as nuts as glen has sounded over the years sooner or later he would finaly go off the metal deep end. and now saying hurricane Irene and other hurricanes are gods memos. showes glen is crying for some metal help. real bad for if god uses hurricanes as memo.s hate to see what god decides is a text message
I really think that Glenn Beck is one the edge of a total mental meltdown and the people around him should budget themselves and Glenn some time for Glenn to get the psychiatric help he appears to so desperately need.
Some of Glenn's recent grandiose statements mirror other mentally deranged peoples statements just before they walked into their places of work,following their own paranoid visions of people who they thought were 'after' them,pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Folks,I am being serious here.
Glenn has had issues in the past-he has a history of stress related mental issues.
Just saying-Glenn might need some intervention here before something terrible happens.
F**ckin idiot, enough said.
what you care you gay perk–got back to your gay sites
Glenn is just following Mormon doctrine. And that ladies and gentlemen is why we should NEVER vote for Romney or Huntsman...two devout Mormons.
I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints or Mormon and I can't stand either one of them. These two men are making a mockery of our religion and what we truly believe.
Then we should never ever vote for catholics because of Hitler and Mussolini, or for protestants because of the KKK.
What Mormon Doctrine are you talking about – that God loves to make His children suffer? Don't be stupid. That isn't Mormon Doctrine. The only Mormon teachings he's following here are self-reliance and emergency preparedness and I don't know why you would think those are bad ideas. Don't just throw out blanket statements like that on a particular group of people. Just because Glenn Beck is a Mormon doesn't mean he is a spokesperson for the LDS church. The church wouldn't come out and say the same things he does, nor does it hold all of the same positions he does. Learn something about Mormons and their doctrine so you're not so ignorant.
JBob, come on dude, the man is saying a heck of a lot more than just "be prepared" a boy scout he isn't..
Not only should we not vote for any Mormon politician, we should also not allow Mormon missionaries to invade our society with their ideas of a staple food God.
I am sure the people who lost family in this hurricane are all nodding their heads in agreement, and praying with Glen Beck for more blessings of this nature.
The idea with food stockpiles to survive some kind of global natural devastation or Nibiru/planet x or whatever your flavor of the month disaster prediction is, is moronic. Does anyone stop to ask themselves what kind of world they are surviving their way into? If you are such a believer in god, why are you trying so hard to prevent a face to face meeting with the guy?
Religion says : live life in fear of the unknown and dont question the ju ju. Science says: live life with humility and wonder, and act with reason – question everything!
Such a fine example of a nut job...
Was he born with that ridiculous microphone attached to his skull? I have never seen dude without it. Memo to Glenn: You look like a loser.
Glen doesn't really listen to you, God. He just says he does. Plus he wears that mic for the ladies. You know, the kind of ladies that love mics that look like cancerous tumors that grow from your ear to your lips. Yeah, those kind of ladies 😉
Glen should be worried. He's the first one they are going to eat when the 3 months of food is gone. It's not his fault he is so soft and doughy.
I don't really agree with anything Glenn Beck says but in this case he's right. Maybe not about it all coming from God or anything, but we really do need to wake up and start being more self sufficient
So this idiot thinks God sent a hurricane to remind people. Hurricanes are God's version of a memo huh? How about God magically stocks my shelf with food? Oh yeah that's right, that would be infringing on my free will, but shooting hurricanes at me instead is ok.
You have to be especially dumb to entertain this view of reality.
If hurricanes are God's memos/reminders, I'd hate to see his faxes.
Thanks for the link to the food storage calculator!
what a bloody idiot
I don't like Glenn Beck – but it seems that CNN has created a headline intended to please the Hate-Beck crowd that obviously rips what he was saying out of context. They then attempt to cloak the journalistic negligence that is the headline by quoting a longer version of the passage midway through the article. Looks like red meat for the left-leaning audience and cheap and easy points scored against a hated rival. This is the true ideological face of CNN.
@ Ray, do you really think we need CNN to rip Glen Beck? I mean, come on, even the FAR Right can't stand the man, he is a fringe player at BEST. The man speaks more for the crazies than any sane people I know.
Glen Beck is self-destructing.. I have seen it before, he'll soon either kill himself, or acknowledge he's back on the sauce or drugs... mark my words... this man is unstable and dangerous to himself and his family....
Why is it such a crime to let people know the value in preparing for disaster? As long as I can remeber, even from kindergarten, we were taught to prepare. I grew up in the San Diego area, and for us it was preparing for earthquakes. I don't think it can really be said that this event in itself is a blessing. People did die in this storm. Maybe the blessing is actually that many people survived, and it should be more that a lesson should be learned by the survivors.
To say the hurricane is a blessing, is what I would consider insensitive to say the least. People who lost loved ones are surely not feeling blessed I'm sure. More likely thankful that they survived. I do believe though that blessing can come from hardships, and most often do for those that trust in Christ. As with any statement, I like to absorb the truth, and weed out the the unhelpful. Most people do have some validity wrapped up in their inevitably human statements
Nothing wrong with being prepared. Why did he have to involve God?