Glen Beck, Liberation Theology, Social Justice and Christianity

It seems that Glen Beck is taking another crack at attacking "Social Justice". I always found it a bit curious that someone who preaches to Libertarian America would advocate for God and Christ.

Especially considering what is clearly Beck's version of Conservative Libertarianism, which seems to be based solely on selfishness and acquisition.

Which puts him in the curious position of interpreting the actions of what is written in the New Testament to NOT infer the "social justice" which it often promotes.

And while I may have numerous problems with the New Testament, it does clearly make statements involving putting others, especially the poor, before yourself (ex; Math 5-7 & Luke 1:53).

How does Beck reconcile these apparent contradictions between his philosophy of selfishness and biblical social justice?

He doesn't.

Instead, he tosses in an occasional; "Worship God!" to appease his followers who have no problem with the many inconsistencies and contradictions that both Beck and the Bible make.

Beck failed in his initial attempts to label; "Social Justice" as a non-Christian, Marxist ideal.This time around, he's making a go at it with a new label. That of; "Liberation Theology". Ironically this version of social justice had its origins in the Catholic Church back in the 1960's. It was quite popular amongst its followers up until the mid-80's.

I suspect Beck is hoping for greater success with his re-labeling of his original "Social Justice" argument because in order to fully understand Liberation Theology you have to have actually read history.

Because if there is one thing Beck understands;

It is that his followers are horribly ignorant when it comes to accurate interpretation of history. Therefore, they are quick to accept what he teaches.

After all, to them? It is only history. They do not seek to learn from it, they only seek to dismiss it.

Unless it can be twisted to promote their own selfish goals.

Rev. T.T. Pooka

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Tags: Beck, Christianity, Glen, Justice, Liberation, Social, TheTruePooka, Theology

Comment by Shine on August 30, 2010 at 10:36am
Because if there is one thing Beck understands;

It is that his followers are horribly ignorant when it comes to accurate interpretation of history. Therefore, they are quick to accept what he teaches.


This is it exactly. He is a con artist who has riled up the masses. What really irritates me is his pervasive anti-intellectualism; he is one of those people who didn't go to college and therefore condemns all of academia as elitist, oligarchic tyrants. Fittingly, Beck appeals to people who either did not participate in higher education themselves or did not enjoy their college experience (and apparently must have slept through the requisite semesters of history and government classes). That's the trick: Beck makes me people feel righteous in their ignorance, then capitalizes upon this ignorance by spewing forth a grossly distorted version of "history" and dubious social, political, and economic connections.

Basically, it's like someone gave a television show to a conspiracy theory junkie.
Comment by TheTruePooka on August 30, 2010 at 12:32pm
vespertillo, Beck strikes me as the type of person who believes in whatever will generate him the greatest publicity and money.

Shine, I find the new trend towards; "Stupid is good" to be very disturbing. Ironically, it is a very biblical concept. There are a number of places in the bible where the apostles (Especially Paul) condemn those who are wise and extol the virtues of being; "Foolish for God".

Ironically, it is another example of Beck diving into inconsistency, as he puts himself forth as; "A wise man".

I would say he is more of a; "wiseguy". :P
Comment by willailla on August 30, 2010 at 2:04pm
Dough boy, Rush Limbaugh wannabe, Glenn Beck at his Nuremberg Rally, I mean Lincoln
Center Rally.


TV talk host Glenn Beck vary, and apparently so do estimates of the number of
people who attended his “Restoring Honor” rally on the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial on Saturday. AirPhotosLive.com, a company that uses aerial photos to
estimate crowd size, says between 78,000 and 96,000 people attended the rally,
which included former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Beck as speakers. concluded
attendance at 87,000 people, basing their estimate on the AirPhotosLive
calculations. ABC News claimed the rally attracted “tens of thousands,” estimated
the crowd at “about 100,000,” and NBC News originally posted crowd estimates at
as many as 300,000. did not offer numerical estimates, but reported on Saturday
that “huge crowds” and “thousands in attendance” witnessed Beck’s rally. Both
Beck and Palin were quoting the crowd estimate at between 300,000 and 500,000.
The permit submitted by Beck for the rally expected up to 300,000 people.
However, the largest rally estimate came from Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann.
The Republican told a different audience over the weekend, “We’re not going to let
anyone get away with saying there were less than a million here today.”

This is an example of media accuracy. Ever wonder how many have really died in Iraq and
Afghanistan?

“Do you know we are being led to slaughters by placid admirals
& that fat slow generals are getting obscene on young blood
Do you know we are ruled by T.V.” -- Jim Morrison

Quotes from King and Beck (I leave it to you which is which).

--”Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”

--”Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious
stupidity.”

--"This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a
deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture....I'm not saying he doesn't like white
people, I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist."

--"When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh shut up' I'm
so sick of them because they're always complaining."

--"O-L-I-G-A-R-H-Y." –misspelling "oligarchy" on his chalk board while claiming he had
deciphered a secret code that he said was proof President Obama was trying to create an
"Oligarhy,"

"The only [Katrina victims] we're seeing on television are the scumbags."
Comment by Shine on August 30, 2010 at 11:32pm
Pooka, I couldn't agree more; the growing sentiment against formal education is driving me insane. It really frightens me when "stupid is good" teams up with the anti-public education strains of the Libertarian party.

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