Monday, March 14, 2011
Glenn Beck Says Japan Quake Could Be Message From G-d To Follow 10 Commandments
Glenn Beck thinks he knows why Japan was hit by the earthquake: It might be a "message" from God.
"We can't see the connections here," he said on his show Monday. "I'm not saying God is causing earthquakes - well I'm not not saying that either!"
"What God does is God's business," Beck continued. "But I'll tell you this...there's a message being sent. And that is, 'Hey you know that stuff we're doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.' I'm just saying."
Beck continued trying to make a connection between human behavior and the natural disasters that have wreaked havoc in Japan, even casually mentioning "radical Islam" before revealing what he called "the answer."
"The answer is, buckle up!" he said. "Because it's going to be a bumpy ride."
In light of the disasters that have devastated Japan, the Fox host stressed people should follow the biblical Ten Commandments, or what he referred to as "10 rules of thumb."
"What do you say we start doing those things?" he asked. "Because the things we are doing really suck. And they're not getting better."
Beck isn't the first right-wing pundit to imply that a natural disaster is punishment from God.
In April of 2010, Rush Limbaugh suggested President Obama's health care bill had launched the volcanic ash explosion that crippled Europe.
"You know, a couple of days after the health care bill had been signed into law Obama ran around all over the country saying, 'Hey, you know, I'm looking around. The earth hadn't opened up. There's no Armageddon out there. The birds are still chirping,'" Limbaugh said on his show. "I think the earth has opened up. God may have replied."