Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Glenn Beck is Not a Christian?!? Another Liar's Club Nomination!

Don't you just love it when Christians start fighting about who is really a Christian? I particularly like to see the typical hair-splitting, like where the Church of Christ only sings a capella because "Jesus didn't use musical instruments" so anyone who brings a piano or organ into their church is going to be rejected by God and Jesus on judgement day. Seriously, they believe that.

But today's story is much bigger than hair splitting, because apparently Glenn Beck, the Fox News comedian, er, I mean news commentator and ultra-right-wing religious fanatic, is *gasp* a Mormon! Can you imagine that?? I mean, he's been passing himself off as a Christian!

But Bill Keller explained that:
"... the beliefs of the satanic Mormon cult are totally inconsistent with Biblical Christianity ... a person who believes in the lies of the Mormon cult is no more a Christian than a Muslim is."
And who, you might ask, is Bill Keller? Why he's the head of the "world's largest interactive Christian website" with over 2.4 million subscribers! That must make him the expert on what makes a true Christian!

It seems Glenn Beck now gets another nomination to the Liar's Club! Only this time, it's not from me and other atheists, but rather from the evangelical Christians, who are out to expose Beck's "deception." Beck is also special because he's been nominated to the Hypocrite's Club – a double award.

So, Mr. Keller, you'll be happy to know that your nomination for Beck to the Liar's Club is hereby accepted. Thanks to your efforts Mr. Keller, you'll be happy to know that Glenn Beck has more nominations to the Liar's Club than anyone else!


  1. Mormons’ theology is based on First Century Christianity, not Fourth Century Creeds. For example, Mormon’s views on Baptism, Lay Ministry, the Trinity, Theosis, Grace vs. Works, the Divinity of Jesus Christ comport more closely with Early Christianity than any other denomination. And Mormons’ teenagers have been judged to “top the charts” in Christian Characteristics by a UNC-Chapel Hill study. Read about it here:


    Those who would denigrate the Mormon religion, usually have an ulterior motive

  2. Bot - Once again, an anonymous Mormon. At least Seth used his first name, but we were able to figure out his last name.

    But to address your point: Who cares? Do you seriously think that a few details about whether you claim to be a "real" Christian is of any interest at all to me or my readers? The blog was making fun of ALL of you Christians for hair splitting, for each church trying to claim to be the ONLY way to heaven. So what do you do? You come along and split a couple more hairs.

    You guys are funny.

  3. I appreciate that a some can find humor in one group of mythologians splitting hairs for the purpose of discrediting another group of mythologians, but I think there remains a distinction to be made.

    The fact that one group of mythologians derives their myths from the the myths of a group of mythologians that predates them does not give them standing to claim membership in the group from which they derive their new set of myths. Once Joseph Smith introduced the Book of Mormon into the world he delineated his new faith from that from which came before.

    Mormons are no more Christians than Christians are Jews. That some Mormons are more pious or charitable than some or most Christians is irrelevant to the issue of which faith tradition to which they may claim membership.

    The Mormons use of Christian nomenclature does not impart legitimacy to the claim that Mormons are Christians. If this were the case, then the Christian incorporation of Jewish scriptures into their Bible would justify Christians claiming to be Jewish. Likewise this reasoning would also imply that Christians should also be considered Pagans due to the incorporation of Pagan holidays and traditions into Christian seasonal celebrations.

    All of this of course brings us back to laughing at our human folly. We cling to myths which serve only to anchor us to the past and deny the wind of reason to the sails of humanity.

  4. OneByZero - You're right of course. One of the things I've learned in life is that if you give any homogeneous group of people some tiny little thing by which they differ, they'll split into two and start fighting. To an outsider, Christians, Jews, Muslims and Mormons all look pretty much alike. But say that to any of them, and get ready for the fireworks!


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