Glenn Beck States His Rally Is The Start of America “Turning Back To God” But No Mention of Christ.
I’ve taken a little time before writing this post because I wanted to have the Beck Restoring Honor rally play out and, for myself especially, be absorbed, studied and contemplated before discussing the event.
If Dare to Dream is any indication, it would seem that there was much interest on the web in Beck’s rally since a posting on DTD, March 3/13/2010 entitled, Is Glenn Beck Setting Himself Up As The Anti-Christ?, has received the second most hits on the blog and pushed it to number two in popularity and all since Beck’s Saturday rally.
After watching the rally, listening to Mr. Beck, before and after in interviews, plus coupled with the other speakers, I believe our March posting was pretty prophetic.
Again I must revert to a favorite quote by Sinclair Lewis, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.” I truly fear the far right would have us head down this road but hidden in some majestic call to purity.
“Gantry” Beck talks of “Christian values” yet doesn’t mention Christ.
He talks about the “Founding Father’s faith” yet he omits things like the 1797 Tripoli Treaty that declares:
Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Mr. Beck should in all honesty research which two of his favorite founding fathers were involved with the writing and signing of the treaty…Washington and Adams.
Now I truly believe a “divine sign” would have been the “parting” of the reflecting pool as the geese flew over, more than, as Emerson would put it, seeing “God in Nature.”