God’s finger must be getting tired. He seems to be spending an inordinate amount of time wagging it at Glenn Beck.
Last week at the Freedom and Faith conference, Beck reiterated his claim to have “seen the finger of God.” He said the same thing a year ago to his radio congregation. At that time I speculated that “I think it’s more likely that God is going to reveal his foot to Beck’s ass.” There is some Biblical support for my theory in Deuteronomy 28:27-29:
27: The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
28: The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart.
29: And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
These prophesies are being fulfilled already. We hardly need to speak of Egypt and how badly Beck botched that with his delusions of a global Caliphate. The emerods (or hemorrhoids) he has already had, and it nearly killed him. The potential blindness he announced tearfully in 2010. The astonishment, or madness, is self evident. Even his prosperity is being plundered as his television program was axed and numerous radio stations have canceled his show including, most recently, Los Angeles and his new home town of Dallas. [By the way, I don't buy the unsupported reports of his massive earnings since being cast off of Fox]
Nevertheless, Beck is still insistent that his Heavenly Wi-Fi is connected and he’s getting DMs from the Lord:
“Let me tell you something. I have seen the finger of God. I have SEEN it. I’ve seen miracles happen. Over and over and over. I’ve seen it. Whether you want to recognize it…you go call it a coincidence. You go…God bless you. We’ll have a good laugh when we’re all up in Heaven together. [...] You can call it whatever you want, but I’ve seen the finger of God. He is not neutral in the affairs of man. He is not neutral in the freedom of mankind.”
Beck neglects to give any examples of the miracles he has allegedly witnessed. However, we can go back to his Restoring Honor Revival Meeting in Washington, D.C. where he cited a flock of geese flying overhead as a bona fide miracle. By that standard I guess I can presume that God spoke to me overnight because this morning my car was spotted with numerous bird droppings.
It’s not all good news, however, as Beck tearfully warned his disciples that God “is going to withdraw his protection the further we get from Him. He has to.” I’m not sure you can get much further from God than Beck is already. When God flips you the bird, you should regard that as a sign that you have drifted apart. But Beck is probably too blinded by his own divine Narcissism that this, like the miracle geese, will go right over his head.