Glenn: The light went on for me this weekend

For a number of weeks now, Glenn has been quite open about the internal struggle he has been facing. On radio this morning, Glenn shared why “the light went on” for him this weekend after spending time with a friend of his who simultaneously called him the “smartest” and “dumbest” man he has ever met.

Composer Clyde Bawden has been instrumental (pun intended) in more ways than one for Glenn over the last few years. While Glenn and Clyde have collaborated on many projects professionally, Clyde’s music has also been a very important part of Glenn’s personal life.

“I probably have listened to his music more than even Michael Bublé’s music, and he has really helped me. It’s funny,” Glenn said. “It may be the little way that you feel about me sometimes. My voice has been there. Whatever you’re feeling or going through, I’ve kind of been there with you in a way. That’s the way I feel about Clyde. He doesn’t know it, but his music has been there with me.”

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Clyde was in Dallas over the weekend visiting a friend, and he ended up coming over to Glenn’s home and playing the piano for a few hours as Glenn wrote. It was about 1 o’clock in the morning when Glenn finally closed his notebook, and Clyde asked to hear what Glenn had written. Glenn shared a portion the “plea” he had authored this morning:

I know you are trying to tell me, but I’m having a hard time understanding. I can see patterns, but I’m really not good at seeing things that haven’t been seen yet. I see a work ahead, I see sorrow, I see joy, but I don’t understand it. I hear your call to love. Help me understand. Help me see your footsteps. I will go where you want me to go.

Sensing the struggle in Glenn’s words, Clyde asked what Glenn was so conflicted about. Upon hearing his answer, Clyde called Glenn on of “the smartest” and “the dumbest” guys he had ever met. He then asked Glenn a very pointed question: What do you worship?

Glenn responded that he worships God, to which Clyde asked why.

“His attributes. I worship him because of love and compassion and kindness and charity, truth, hope, all of that. He shows it to me. That’s who he is. I want to be more like that. I want that in my life and that’s why. That’s why,” Glenn explained. “[Clyde] said, ‘Glenn, He’s not giving you a job. He’s not telling you what to do for a living or how to do your job. He’s telling you how to live your life, and he’s expecting more from you now.”

Reflecting on his newfound purpose, Glenn said that he began to ponder the life and actions of Jesus.

“I wrote down yesterday on the plane these words: What did Jesus do? All he did was empower people. That’s all he did, empower people, period. He never worried about politics. He never worried about the economy. He never worried about his popularity. He never worried about his business. He never worried about any of that crap. None of it,” Glenn said. “He loved his enemy. He taught truth. He lived it every second of the day. He helped others live to be more peaceful. He empowered others: Greater things will you do. He only said the things that he had heard his dad say. He comforted. He lifted up. He mourned. He healed. And that caused a revolution? Yes.”

When Glenn began to piece together his conversation with Clyde alongside everything he was been praying about for the last several months, a sense of clarity arose.

“Gosh, when I’m saying these things out loud, they seem so obvious, and I know I’ve danced around them,” Glenn explained. “And I told my wife, ‘A bigger change is coming in my life than what happened to me in 2000 when we got married and I got baptized. A bigger change is coming and it’s for the good, but it’s going to be hard.”

Glenn invited the audience to come along with him on this journey of rediscovery.

“I’m going to try to do some things in my life, and if you want to come along with me, great. If you don’t, great,” Glenn concluded. “But I think by changing our lives, we’ll change the world. And it’s the only revolution that can be won. And it’s the only one that matters. A little more on this tonight and the coming days because boy, the lights just turned on for me this weekend.”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    It is a tough thing to follow Jesus example as Bonhoeffer pointed out in his book Cost of Discipleship.

    “To be called to a life of extraordinary quality, to live up to it, and yet to be unconscious of it is indeed a narrow way. To confess and testify to the truth as it is in Jesus, and at the same time to love the enemies of that truth, his enemies and ours, and to love them with the infinite love of Jesus Christ, is indeed a narrow way. To believe the promise of Jesus that his followers shall possess the earth, and at the same time to face our enemies unarmed and defenseless, preferring to incur injustice rather than to do wrong ourselves, is indeed a narrow way. To see the weakness and wrong in others, and at the same time refrain from judging them; to deliver the gospel message without casting pearls before swine, is indeed a narrow way. The way is unutterably hard, and at every moment we are in danger of straying from it. If we regard this way as one we follow in obedience to an external command, if we are afraid of ourselves all the time, it is indeed an impossible way. But if we behold Jesus Christ going on before step by step, we shall not go astray.”
    ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    I think the first thing we can do is drop the label of this world and renounce the word Christian for it is not what Jesus called his followers. He called us to be not Christians. For I do not feel I am titled to have his title of Christ I want to be a Disciple of his. Secondly we need to be out their spreading the message of hope not of hopelessness for it makes us no different than the people we fight. We must remember to go to his word to learn from it everyday to recharge ourselves from walking in this world and we must fight peacefully even if it means our deaths which it may come to that.

    Now I will leave you with some great music about the call.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg

  • Anonymous

    One thing I’ve never understood about people who follow Jesus instead of going right to God with prayers, if Jesus did everything he could to make sure people knew they had the power inside themselves why is it church people do things in Jesus’s name making sure everyone gets “saved” ? He didn”t come to start a fan club, that’s the total OPPOSITE of empowerment. It’s completely strange like even the churches don’t really know what Jesus was all about.

  • Rhonda

    Christ told us that he is “the way”; the only way to salvation. He also told us to teach each other and to meet together often. If that’s what you call a “fan club”, I guess that’s what you call it. Yes, sometimes people start focusing on the outward actions instead of the internal change that He asks for- but that does not negate His power nor His instructions to us.

  • Johnathan Read

    No Glenn, I have heard the worst shows on the radio and YOUR’s is NOT IT.

    Keep up the great work. It inspires.

  • Veronica Barone

    hmmm so >Glenn Beck had an epiphany…ok…lol Yeah! Awesome…we all have one or 2 or more….and it is a great moment…. ;0)

  • http://therionorteline.com/ Michael Smith

    Inspiration comes from places unsuspected and from sources unknown. I’ve been fighting to understand challenges in my life and the political and ethical challenges that I see people who we have entrusted our government fail. I stumbled across a quote from Niccolo Machiavelli the just last night:

    “A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example.”

    I’m left to wonder if this is what we are all called by God to do and if it really is that simple.

  • Larry Bavaro

    Glenn, you have a million times more than 99% men, and women. You are you own worst enemy…You are on top, embrace it, share it, revel and rejoice in it. you don’t have to worry about having a home, beautiful children, wife. Don’t try to be Jesus, you can only try to be Glenn squared. Liven up for one, life is to be celebrated.no matter how bad you think it is. You can only change you, hope the world will watch and pick up on your joy…there you will create change.

  • Val-Rae Christensen

    This is what was talked about in Stake Conference this last weekend in Greenboro, NC. Collectively, if we all live our lives better, miracles can come of it. That’s why the great push right now. It’s about peace.

  • Leo Euler

    That’s the power of Christ in your life.

  • Anonymous

    isn’t there a limit to the number of epiphanies that a single person can have per week? If Glenn keeps this up he’s going to turn into some kind of ethereal being…

    (I don’t really mean that, but it wrote itself so completely that I had to post it.)

    And there is something to the idea that escalating realizations can be so transformative that the person experiencing them transcends his own identity.

    (See, it happened again!)

  • jimbo

    God always speaks, He just hopes we listen! He will continue to speak, even when we do not.

  • Leo Euler

    Here’s a promise Glenn, the more you head down this road, the more opposition you will receive. Often, that lets us know we’re actually following Christ. Politics, economics, sociology, pop culture, all are great… until they are idols. That’s something I’ve struggled with myself, but because you are in the lime light, you will have the enemy’s darts come at you even quicker. Stay vigilant, stay humble, know you have the power of Christ to call on.

  • Leo Euler

    Fantastic read.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn ~ so happy for you…but I really feel that you need to know that there is much more than you could imagine!! God has power in store for those who love Him and serve Him! He is awesome. I had a born again experience (John 3:3) in my room awhile back and it changed my entire life!! God actually entered my heart and life through His Holy Spirit and I felt His love poured over me and in me. The Bible actually lit up (it was illuminated) From that day forth I knew my life had changed from the inside out! I was born again…God had poured out His love into my heart through the Holy Spirit and now Jesus Christ Himself lived in my heart. This is the Christian life. Christ in YOU the Hope of Glory! It’s not imitating Jesus or following him, but actually surrendering your entire life to Him and being used by God for HIs purposes and calling. Just like Jesus did. It’s all by faith… We are the sons of God now, through faith in Christ Jesus! It’s a life of sacrificial giving and love that God wants us to share with everyone we meet! That’s how they can know and understand who God is. God is love. I John 4:8 I can share more with you anytime. Just let me know.

  • Sammysmom

    The other day I was grumbling about how I was not appreciated at work. Out loud I gave myself complements and told myself what a great job I did. Then I sent a email to a co worker and complemented her on her work. I felt better then whence giving myself complements .

  • Just Bob

    Pretty impressive Glenn. All you need now is to come up with an abbreviation for this new-found revolutionary enlightening movement. I know, how about “WWJD????”

  • Sonja McTeer

    “And Watch God CHANGE our Nation” This is the real change America needs. http://myhopewithbillygraham.org/

  • Jamie Jordan

    I love Glenn, but, his comments sounded a little ‘Oprahesque’ and it is difficult to know what he is saying, exactly. I know Glenn spends a lot of time reading God’s Word, and, it would be helpful if he had referenced a verse to relate to his new feelings. I would argue that Jesus came not to empower us, but, to save us from our sins. His Name even means ‘God saves’ , or, more literally, ‘Jehovah’ (Yahweh) saves’. In John 11:25, Yeshua (Jesus) said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” And, Jesus came to lead us to God the Father – “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father unless he comes by Me.” And, Jesus, implored us to not be conformed to this world, but, be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect”. Romans 12:2

  • Anonymous

    I have been called to a new understanding of self-government, Glenn, a complete awareness, mastery, and submission of SELF. I look forward to hearing about your journey of discovery and would love to discuss my research with you. You will change the world, brother, you already have.

  • Dave Duncan

    WDJD,,,What Did Jesus Do rather than WWJD. It’s profound to think What Did Jesus Do for me, for you, for the world, forever.

  • Sharon McLaughlin

    God bless and guide you in your new journey with Him. He, through the Holy Spirit, will guide you into all truths and empower you to fulfill the purpose to which he has called. God’s Holy Word says to search the scriptures and also not to lean to our own understanding. We must continually depend upon Him. Praying for you & your family.

  • Eweyh

    Jesus said you must come to God thrthehiough me!!

  • Bridget Reynolds Sheffer

    Since I share your religion and faith, I found this to be enlightening on a different plane than an average listener. This was truly insightful for me. I have left everything in the United States and brought only my family to do doctoral work in New Zealand. I was hoping to escape the obsessive post-modernism of academia in the US, and was hoping for a culture with the social structure to “put my motherhood first.” Being here has been harder than I could have ever imagined. I have been asking the same questions you, Glenn, posed in this summary. What is it that God wants from me?

    Thank you. You and Mr. Clyde are right. To empower others through the truth of Jesus’ teachings. It’s through the small and simple things that great things happen!

    Thank you. Needed this today.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I know his words made me look at the sermon on the mound a little different.

  • Anonymous

    It is a good read, glad you are posting. I’m watching that you are.

  • Ren Taylor

    Jesus is not about empowerment. You accept His sacrifice on your behalf, or not. That is the beginning.

  • Jeff Hundley

    This is an awesome thing, Glenn. I’ve been on a two year journey myself. I see it all around me too. YHVH’s people are experiencing exponential growth and revelation, and at the same time YHVH’s enemies are growing more blasphemous and bold. Something huge is on the horizon of time. I’m glad that you’re my brother in Christ! Watch out carefully for Satan’s deception. He will try and trip you. Put on the full armor of YHVH!

  • Anonymous

    Jesus also stood up for what He believed in like the whip and the money changers in the temple…

  • T-Bear’s House Time

    Got in john after I died. Helped me under stand the spirit . What he’s telling ya is true. Is a spiritual army people living like him . Trying to change the hate and I have yet to find it in organised region, its Not even close . Glenn your on the right track make that dishion to follow him but as he tells ya. He’ll open your eyes to the things you see and hear . I know he’s done it for me

  • Bettye Cates

    Soooo… If this epiphany means you have suddenly realized that Jesus was a Progressive Liberal in his day (it got Him killed, you know…), and would have you be one today, then you must have seen the light that the Conservative Religious types are actually working AGAINST the teachings of Jesus. Do they want to heal the sick (Obamacare)? No! Do they want to feed the poor (Food Stamps)? NO! Do they want to provide for the Widows and children (Social Security, Welfare) No! Do they welcome the sojourner in their lands (Illegal Aliens)? NO! Do they stand up for the oppressed (Legislate FOR the people against Big Corporate Interests)? No! So unless you have had an attack of conscience, and are planning to step out as a newly converted Liberal who actually cares about humanity, the earth, and Truth, then this is just more talk to make you more money. Time will tell…

  • Anonymous

    Something I noticed is that Jesus DID teach those things. He taught that PEOPLE are the ones to do those things voluntarily, giving of themselves.

    Something He DIDN’T teach was for GOVERNMENT to take by force the fruits of those who labor and GIVE those fruits to people who won’t help themselves.

    Taking by force is theft, did Jesus teach that????

  • Rachel Mullins

    That’s why they call it the straight and narrow because there is only one path to God. If it’s off the straight and narrow it’s away from God.

  • Mike Nelson

    Did you really just say that the US government (specifically under the current progressive administration) is doing God’s work?

    How very blasphemous; you appear to be quite fatted on the calves of hubris and deceit.

    But don’t worry; the time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end.

  • Eileen Baumann Mynes

    Matthew 22:29
    “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”

    Every appeal of Christ was to individuals, not to governments. Jesus was not political, and refused to take political sides. People have hearts, but government do not. Government programs are the counterfeit. God concerns Himself with the individual. Government suppresses the individual. Here is what God says:

    2 Corinthians 9:7

    “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

    This is a free will choice, not a tax. Government takes without asking. Don’t twist God’s Words. Read what is written.

  • Denise Helmer

    Yes, fantastic read across the board. Thank you Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Glenn, I’ll be praying for you. I’m really proud of you and how God is using you.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i don’t think you can classify this radio show as “the worst” by any standards.

    weird, yea weird.

    good weird, but weird nonetheless.

  • Anonymous

    I’m actually ecstatic that more and more “Christians” are waking up from the status-quo and realizing something is off. God is definitely calling His children in these last days and stirring them to follow jim as HE set forth and not that of man-made religious sects.
    It would not even be the first time He used our enemies to assist in setting us straight. We are approaching the holidays we are accustomed to. Our own Founding Fathers observed the Fall Feast, what we know as Thanksgiving. They also knew that the “Christ Mass” was a pagan holiday from the Roman Catholic Church from which they had fled, as is “Easter”. Those “holidays” were illegal to be observed in our then new country. They observed the Fall Feast, Passover, and the Spring Feast, and the Feast of Tabernacles. as set forth in our Bibles by the Father Himself. Let me not forget the Sabbaths (our “Saturday by its pagan name). ALL of which our Messiah said, as part of the Law, would not change “until heaven and earth pass away”. Since that has not yet happened, we need to get our actions in line with the Fathers will. “Christ Mass” is just what it says, a Mass” set forth by combining sun god worship of Apollo with the gospel that had begun being spread in order to unite the people. They took upon themselves the position of “god on earth” giving themselves the so-called authority to change the Sabbaths and Feasts. If you want to know how the Father feels about that, just read Ezekiel 8. Sun god worship being combined with worship of Him was nothing new but remains an abomination. I was as guilty as most of you who will read this for a long time but, something ( the Holy Spirit) began to stir me to dig back to the first true Church that Messiah had begun. What I found shocked me also. However, it was something I could repent of having been ignorant, as they had planned., and correct my path. Our Father made that part easy as He gave us His Law and in it is not only His character of Holiness, but our blueprint for life and it is beautiful! We are humans, He knows that which is why we have The Messiah Yeshua (NOT the Greek Iseus which also combined religions of the people under Constantine). Our Messiah IS an Israelite, He IS Hebrew. That’s just a fact and the we was a reason for that as Our Father had already established His Laws (His ways) in them. Yes, many failed just as do we. Once you take the time to learn of all of the Feasts and realize they’re ALL significant to the first and y e t to be second coming of Messiah, and actually begin to observe them realizing they were for ALL His children “for a thousand generations, you’ll realize their significance and celebrate Gods’ way. Go to Torah.com for Gods’ calender as our Gregorian calender hides those significant days as well as Gods’ timing from us. Though Messiah came ONLY to the Jews at His first coming (on a Feast Day), He them appeared to Paul to begin grafting in the Gentiles to what He established as THE CHURCH, HIS CHURCH. We DO NOT graft them into our religions created by men. God gave us His ways. If you love Him, follow them. If your goal is to be part of the “Sun Day” pagan mixed church, then do that. HE gave you choice.

  • B D

    Hilarious! So Glenn realized that he’s being seen as a fear mongering, end times nutter-for profit (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8-cduo2Wgk) so he’s putting on his baseball cap and a bow tie and is NOW going to be like…………….get ready…..JESUS! This is just too much. One can’t help but wonder if perhaps some expensive legal difficulties over some false accusations he made last April 16 the are also behind this momentous transformation from end times fear mongerer to Christ-like prophet and hope for humanity. The funniest thing about this is, it’s still the same old Glenn Beck: gigantic ego and sense of GOD-given self importance, but now sporting a bow tie and an expression of an all-knowing, peaceful father figure. The BS continues. “How are we gonna foll ‘em today?”

  • B D

    No surprise at all that you think you’re living in the “end times” just like Beck and and his small core audience does. It’s incredibly sad to witness though. It’s also interesting that you enjoy the fruits of science yet still cling to the myths of bronze age men. You obviously don’t believe all the other nonsense they believed – spirits causing disease, demons causing mental illness etc.

  • B D

    Delusion is not a positive attribute and Glenn Beck is extremely delusional.

  • B D

    Great point, but Obamacare is a train wreck – the Democrats created some very poor legislation that was not thought out carefully and now you and the rest of us are seeing the evidence. Obamacare is NOT the way to heal the sick. It’s a gigantic train wreck and nothing more. Actually, it’s also a freedom grab and will break the back of our medical community if it’s not overturned.

  • B D

    The world is not coming to an end Mike. Just like the Democrats are learning that Obamacare is bad law, you’ll learn that religion is myth as well when you’re on your deathbed and the world is still humming along as usual.

  • B D

    Glenn is a Mormon. His Jesus is not the same as your Jesus. Some of Glenn’s audience needs to do their own homework and investigate and learn precisely who the Mormon Jesus is.

  • B D

    People like you are frightening. Who knows what you’ll do with the authority you give yourself through your delusional beliefs. If you were born in Afghanistan, you would probably be a member of the Taliban. Religious extremists and fundamentalists are scary people.

  • B D

    I truly have sympathy for you. You’re obviously a good and decent person trying to figure out life. To be honest and frank, a deep investigation (via all the information on the web) into the origin of your religious belief, the origin of the human species (not your Bible’s version) new discoveries about the nature of our Universe (incredible things have been discovered in the past 20 years) may be of benefit to you just for starters. It worked wonders for me. I was once in the same place you’re finding yourself in. Read some Sam Harris too. Watch some debates on Youtube that Christopher Hitchens had with various people. Good luck to you:)

  • B D

    Next time GOD is talking to you, ask him why he allows so many innocent young children to starve to death and why he’s fine with sending billions of people to hell for being born in a culture other than Christianity.

  • B D

    Beck will never change who he is. It’s always all about him putting himself on a grand stage in front of his audience as some great spiritual leader or prophet. BTW, have you noticed by now how he tries to change his image for the new year on an annual basis? He did this many times in the past. Remember the R’s and all the other nonsense he announced? By now it should be obvious that Beck is all about Beck. If he went quietly off along and had a small church somewhere and ran a charity, kept a low profile and renounced all the end times, survival products, MLM ads, false accusations, paranoid conspiracy theories that time proved false, over-priced gold products etc., he might finally get some credibility. This is just the same old Glenn Beck, it’s just got a new coat of paint on it.

  • B D

    Did everyone notice how Glenn praised his audience so lavishly? That’s a little technique he uses to try to get everyone under his wing and in his corner. The guy is a master at manipulating the 300,000 core audience members he makes his millions from. Then he wraps himself in religion, Jesus, Gandhi, MLK, etc. and portrays himself as one of god’s special people to lead us all on a glorious special mission on earth. Hey – he’s a radio personality with a high school education and an ego as big as all outdoors, not some prophet of the supernatural. Watch this guy people. Don’t be fooled.

  • B D

    And today’s show is a commercial for his new ghost-written book.

  • Troylyn Lindsay

    There is a Dynamic writer/speaker named Matthew Kelly. He is a motivational speaker for business and faith. He has a theme, Becoming the Best Version of Yourself. What you speak of he has as well, check him out.

  • MATTHEW ROSENTHAL

    what make him so different than any other church other than he is not dead

  • Kathy Thompson Ellis

    He is also “Immanuel” God with us. For which I am so thankful.

  • Kathy Thompson Ellis

    Yes!

  • Jjs

    If you understood God in a personal way instead of mocking him, you would understand that his desire is that none should perish. It is the actions of people that cause such tragedies. Because of God’s ability to allow free will of humans, the nature of people becomes the source of suffering on Earth, not God.

  • Tom Salagaj

    The reason YOU have questions and difficulties about these topics is clear. You fail to understand that the world we all live in belongs to Satan right now because of original sin by Adam and Eve. They chose disobedience rather than God’s way. And we ‘ve been suffering every since. Yet God sent His son Jesus, to bring us out of this sinful life. God is not obligated to fix all the world’s wrongs. But He has obligated Himself to save all who would call on His name. This world’s population will perish (for the most part) because they refuse this gift from God. All who receive Him will live eternally but not on this cursed planet. Jesus Christ, when He comes, will make all thing right and new and put an end to evil and Satan. This is understanding…this is truth. Believe and be saved or refuse God and be damned. It is YOUR choice.

  • Kathy Thompson Ellis

    If we allow Christ to live through us, miracles can come of it. We can not do it in our flesh or by making a decision to be better. People don’t care how good you are or how much ‘better’ you are. But when people see the power of the Holy Spirit demonstrated in a born again follower of Christ, then we have effect and can be fruitful for the LORD.

  • Tom Salagaj

    Michael, I think you are on the right path to understanding life the way God intended. We may not be able to fix the world’s problems and have complete understanding of all things. But we can choose to allow the Spirit of Christ to change us into the kind of men who live right and bring honor to God and God’s ways. That good influence we all seek will come as Christ DOES empower us and change us into the kind of men who can encourage and uplift all who are in our circle of influence. There is a new world of divine life coming soon. Let us all strive to be men of positive and effective change as we do God’s will of building his kingdom…one life at a time. This is what Jesus Christ did and died for. Can and should we do any less?

  • B D

    I have one: BS.

  • B D

    That’s an ancient narrative based on myth and superstition. The idea of a blood sacrifice belongs in the ancient world where it was practiced, along with the belief in the supernatural. You can pretend your narrative is true, but until there’s evidence that those young ignorant men who cooked it up thousands of years ago were right about their ideas of the supernatural, no thinking person will buy it. Your silly threats are meaningless to me as well.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Glenn. You are in my prayers. Perhaps serve an internet mission and take a break from radio land for a couple of years. I bet you could convert Sean!

  • B D

    That’s utter hogwash. You have a brain, you should use it and stop with the cliches (“mocking god”). There’s no evidence for your god or any element of the supernatural realm ancient primitive bronze age men imagined. None. Think for yourself instead of regurgitating nonsense you were frightened into believing as a child.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I read his book Ethics as well some of it is really hard for me to see where he was going but it is understandable seeing how he never finished it. Oh and I am watching you watching me. :)

  • Anonymous

    You are using the word Christ, I wasn’t asking about Christ I was asking about Jesus. That’s the fan club thing. People use the words Christ and the name Jesus interchangably. When actually Jesus was a guy who had Christ energy inside of him. He wasn’t asking people to follow him, he wanted nothing to do with the mobs of people who were hoping HE would do something. He wanted people to follow Christ and know they had the same energy inside themselves.

  • Dori

    You can’t see or understand until you have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you. I fully understand what Glenn is saying and feeling here. Love, peace, contentment, joy and much more are never frightening. You have to have an understanding of God and faith to see and understand…the Holy Spirit dwelling in you gives you this.

  • Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)

    BD… He’s waiting for you to ask Him yourself….

  • Rhonda Kelley (nee Williams)

    If you seek truth, BD, you don’t look for it on the web… from other people’s ideas of what it is. You go to the source. I think perhaps all this resistance you’re putting up here is your reaction to the pull you’re feeling from the Holy Spirit gently calling you. Don’t be afraid. If you want answers… don’t ask Christians, or atheists, or muslims… ask God. Challenge Him! Let Him know you’re listening and you’ll be AMAZED at what He will say to you. Dive in… seek Truth.

  • Anonymous

    If you think Jesus wasn’t about empowerment then you’ve mised the whole point of his having been on Earth. And then the coming back after he died. He sure wasn’t about co-dependancy.

  • Anonymous

    Which would make him an egomaniac. Which he wasn’t.

  • Barbara Anne Bainer

    Glenn, you have hit on the most disturbing and difficult problem a Follower of the Way can come up against. In the Gospels, we read of a rich man who approached Christ and asked what he needed to do to follow him. Jesus told him to give up his riches. The man went away troubled, as he was a wealthy man. Of course, what Jesus was telling him is that he had to give up the false and / or misleading idols in his life – not the money. That is what you have discovered, that most telling conundrum of a Christian . . . Discernment.

  • Anonymous

    You should try reading the book “The Shack” by William P. Young. Read it through. It is a good read.

    and “Happy,Happy,Happy” by Phil Robertson needs no promoting, but AWESOME read.

    And I am now about to give RED JACKET my two cents worth. LOL !!!! ROLMMFAO !!! The guy running the place is a total that ain’t my two cents either.

    http://www.redjacketfirearms.com/

  • Anonymous

    A “tank” geez, that’s all? what a laugh. The babes are amazing on the website tho’. I heart you ALL. (insert flowers here)

  • Anonymous

    Marlin 1895 .50 Alaskan, 8lbs, kicks like a 45-70 Hornady 300 gr LEVERolution, 6 in the mag one in the pipe, build it or don’t I really don’t care. Using THERMITE for gunpowder. The ammo, halfrinium loaded bullets. GUNS BORE ME. Hi Girls.

  • Anonymous

    BEEN at “maxi-gun” with THAT one. Quit the pissing contests, STOP IT !!!!

    ѴШ

  • B D

    Nonsense.

  • B D

    Don’t be so silly. There’s mountains of peer-reviewed scientific information on the web and everyone knows it. And your speculations on what I think are false. I dumped Santa Claus when I was 9 and the supernatural a few decades later after years of serious research. You should do the same. Delusion can be dangerous for yourself and others Rhonda.

  • B D

    Rhonda, I’m waiting for you to realize the ancient ignorant ideas of primitive bronze age MEN (no women allowed Rhonda) belong in the past with the other false nonsense they clung to out of ignorance. Wake up and become a critical thinker. There’s no excuse to play pretend in 2013 America.

  • B D

    There’s no such thing as the supernatural spirits ancient men dreamed up. You need to stop pretending there are. It makes you appear gullible and foolish. What’s next? Are you going to tell me that the earth is only 6000 years old?

  • B D

    That won’t happen. There’s no money in it for Glenn.

  • Debbie Hill Loomis

    Our ACTIONS speak so loud our WORDS are rarely heard!! You are doing the right thing which is almost always the hardest thing to do..

  • Joy

    Glenn, go back to the Sacraments for a more fulfilling relationship with Jesus.

  • Bettye Cates

    I guess you don’t know your Bible very well…

    Mark 10:21-22

    English Standard Version (ESV)

    21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

  • Bettye Cates

    “Obamacare’s critics pretend to forget that the launch of President Bush’s Medicare Part D prescription drug program was such a fiasco John Boehner himself deemed it “horrendous.” And as it turns out, after almost three years in the making the now very popular Medicare Rx benefit was far more despised at this point in its launch than Obamacare is now.
    As Americans should recall, the Bush administration rollout of the Medicare drug benefit for 43 million elderly Americans was a disaster. Ohio Congressman John Boehner admitted as much to Fox News in February 2006:

    “The implementation of the Medicare plan has been horrendous.”
    As Ezra Klein recently recounted, in a rare moment of candor the future Speaker was right:
    In 2006, the bill went into effect. It was a disaster. Computer systems didn’t communicate with one another. Seniors were confused. Some of the poorest and sickest enrollees — “dual eligibles” who qualify for aid under both Medicare and Medicaid — weren’t able to get their drugs. It was so bad that in his 2006 State of the Union address, Bush “said nothing about the new Medicare prescription drug program, an initiative Republicans once hoped to trumpet but has angered many seniors in its implementation,” reported the Washington Post.” http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/10/1245881/-Sebelius-Obamacare-critics-forget-Bush-s-horrendous-Medicare-Rx-launch?fb_action_ids=10201596740614038&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

  • Mike Nelson

    I know you responded to what you wanted to read that I said, but you sound silly; I never said God did or did not do anything at all, exists or does not, or has any effect or lack thereof on any aspect of anything in this world or the next.

    What I said was that a silly person has misidentified their own self-importance for a confirmation of smarmy, holier-than-thou salvation.

    This is knowledge that can be gained by knowing the teachings, whether or not one believes anything of them at all. When you’re older, you’ll understand (I know that sounds patronizing, but it’s just true) that knowing one’s opponent is a wise preparation.

    Having been raised Catholic, I am perhaps amongst the most nightmarish encounter for any belligerent bible-thumper, since I know the doctrine for what it is… and adherence to such ritual and behavior is not the Faith that most mistake it for.

    Whatever, or whoever, God is… God is BIGGER than the discussions we frail creatures have about the topic, and that is a statement that even an honest atheist can endorse, given time for consideration.

    You, sir, appear fatted on the calf of conflict and smug superiority, and I would venture to guess (from your many, many posts) that you’ve been basted in the vapid pressure cooker of that most indoctrinating of bromides, a bona fide, modern day, university.

    It is sad that you will be in shameful solitude when the realization dawns that you have been trained to be nothing so much as the automaton of a modern day Luddite movement, camouflaged as an empowering Awakening, and so completely removed from yourself that the very sky itself does not scream to you in color and vim and depth that there is more than only this life.

    But, then… perhaps you will find this humbling, obvious, and glorious realization only on your deathbed, as you lie scared, alone, and growing ever colder, as the world continues to hum along around you.

    I hope you have a more open mind than that.

  • Anonymous

    Be honest, there is no sympathy in your heart for Ms Reynolds Sheffer. Only a self indulgence satisfied momentarily by self elevation. You strive to see the wind but because you can’t see it, so it easiest to say it doesn’t exists. You are not unlike others who have no faith. You have faith only in what is seen, your intellectualism. Fact is, some people believe, some do not. God only asked me to believe in him not make you believe. God gave me a choice, I choose to believe, it makes me eligible for what God promises. If I am wrong then what have I lost out on? Obviously what God promised does not measure up to your expectations, yet maybe never. So for you death is all there is. I find that sad, but it’s your choice.

  • Bettye Cates

    I don’t honor myself. I honor the TEACHINGS OF JESUS! Apparently in all your self-righteous religious indignation, you have forgotten that Jesus had some very LIBERAL opinions that your preachers have swept under the rug. You pretend to follow Jesus, but you are not following His WORDS or ACTIONS. I guess you don’t know your own Bible very well…

    Mark 10:21-22

    English Standard Version (ESV)

    21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

  • Dorrien Kennedy

    WOW Glen,You summed up what I think too.We can not judge what others do only how we see our selves.Do I follow CHRIST? HE is the way and our example. They killed him and HE was guilty of NOTHING.Stand tall,speak the truth GOD is with you.

  • Rhonda

    There have been many named “Jesus”, or “Joshua”, as the names are synonymous. But there is one who is Jesus The Christ. If that is not your view, I can see how you’d consider it a fan club. I testify that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, the Christ, the Messiah, the literal Son of God who also is God. He is who I try to follow.

  • Guest

    What do you care what someones religion is, or what “God” they believe in? Do you really think that by insulting believers that they will just give up their religion? If you do, you show yourself to be the foolish one. Otherwise you are here only to insult and denigrate.

    “The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.” ~ Albert Einstein

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Mention two of my favorite shows in one post. Are you following me? :)

  • Thomas Fowler

    Glenn, the problem with you is that the “True Light”..Jesus..has yet to come on for you. You follow the False Prophet Joseph Smith who “saw the Light” as in an Angel of Light who told him to start Mormonism. Problem is, this Angel of Light in the Bible is called Lucifer. Yes Glenn, Moroni..the Angel on your Mormon Temples..is Lucifer. Moroni was the same Angel of Light that appeared to Mohammed and demanded he start a religion named Islam. You and the Muslims are both kindred religions/cults that teach you will get virgin brides and populate planets and be as God…just as Lucifer said to Adam and Eve in the Garden and just as Lucifer himself dared to say to God Himself. Glenn, I stopped listening to you long ago because you are so Uber Smart with all the Progressive Evil but cannot see that you support a more insidious Evil that is a counterfeit religion that damns many around the world to an eternity with Obama and his father the devil.

  • Gayle O

    Thanks Glen for sharing your heart. Thanks for letting God give me the best advice!

  • Brannon

    Mr B D,
    You have every right in the world to believe what you believe. If it takes proof for you to believe that GOD is the almighty creator of the heavens and earth then you can remain a non believer. However, my question for you is this, If you need proof for something to be true or you need to see it yourself what is the true proof that man has done so many things that he has done? Man has concurred many things yet many of which there is no proof. I will not tell you what you believe or do not believe is either wrong, right or otherwise so. All I and I am sure the others that have posted on this page do ask is that instead of attacking and/or claiming someone is wrong please revert to what many of our dear mothers used to or still do tell us to: “If you don’t have anything nice to say then say nothing at all”.

    Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed life.

  • B D

    HAHAHHA! wow! Pretend time is getting ugly. All these intense statements based on…..P O O F!! Nothing! Ancient myths about a supernatural realm. We no longer believe the other superstitious things those bronze age people believed because science has explained them away. Their supernatural world some of you still cling to is the last to go because they’re outside the realm of what science deals with, They’re fantasy. You may as well try to prove there’s not a box of Tinkertoys buried on Mars. Actually, we’ll be able to prove that in the future. How about buried on a planet orbiting Alpha Centuri instead? lolol

  • B D

    Well, he was guilty of being a myth.

  • B D

    What the hell does that have to do with the train wreck legislation called Obamacare? It was poorly written, poorly thought out, poorly implemented and is a complete disaster. It needs to be repealed and a more common sense free market approach needs too be hammered out. Obamacare is a disaster.

  • B D

    Your little rant has all the appeal of sequinned cow pie. It’s based on a belief in the supernatural that originated with bronze age people who blamed infections on evil spirits and died of tooth decay in their 30′s. I have no use for your nonsense and neither do the growing number of others who are realizing what an utter load of garbage religion and the supernatural are. Off you go now little one.

  • B D

    Be honest, you think your little superstitious pretending gives you authority over others and that gives you a boner. You know you’re pretending and I know you’re pretending. But hey, go ahead and play pretend with yourself. Just don’t ever try to lay your silly child’s game on me again, especially when I’m trying to reach out to someone who needs help. Now piss off. Opie.

  • B D

    I don’t believe anything. I KNOW based on evidence, reason and critical thinking skills. If Glenn Beck and the rest of you played your pretend game in private, people like me wouldn’t have to spend time correcting the record and telling the truth. But you people are never satisfied with that. You want to deny science, run your candidates that deny science and intrude into strangers’ lives with laws based on your religious beliefs and it just never ends. So if you don’t like things written here, that’s tough luck.

  • B D

    It’s my business when Glenn Beck tries to get someone like David Barton into the Senate. It’s my business when we have a President who trusts an evil man like Putin because he wears a cross and gets a tingly Jesus vibe off him. It’s my business when science deniers want to teach creationism and intelligent design in schools instead of sound science. There you go – now you understand. Ask Glenn about the planet Kolob and the other false tenets of his pretend belief system. If you’re a Christian as I once was, you’ll find that troubling as well.

  • B D

    Glenn is a Mormon. His Jesus is not your Jesus, unless you’re an LDS or FLDS member. Glenn also has these great revelations on a regular basis. That’s what keeps his audience willing to have their band accounts strip mined by him.

  • ellievl

    I am with you for sure!
    The situation is spiritual in it’s core. Good vs. Evil. Light vs. Darkness. Jesus vs. Mohammed, etc. I have been dealing with similar thoughts, although my impact is on a much smaller scale. I have the ability to impact and change lives, maybe just one at a time. I recently went through a period of really negative thinking about myself and my work. I kept at it but felt and believed I was in for trouble with the bosses at work. I prayed until I got this message: ” I don’t want you to be concerned about anything that is written or spoken about you.” ” I want you to be concerned about what is in your heart and what comes out of your mouth!” Wow! Amazing instructions! It had to be the Holy Spirit! My voice and words are an amazing gift but everything must be tempered with a spiritual sweetness as we are living in a culture that very easily offended!
    I had my yearly evaluation at work and typically it is riddled with critical commentary from co workers! So I shared with my boss my prayer and the message before we got into the evaluation! My evaluation was the best in a decade! I was rated as above average in all areas! I was happy yet kept thinking…this does not impress God! God see’s my heart and hears my words, so the praise in noteworthy but not God Worthy!
    My boss shared he understands why I am getting negatives from my co workers, because of my “passion” and “work ethic” I set a high standard for others to meet!
    He then told me he didn’t want me to change a thing and to keep pressing on as I have been, gently redirecting co workers as needed!

    Glenn, I believe you are doing everything correctly! Maybe God has a bigger assignment ahead for you and your wife! God will promote us all when we are ready and able in His Kingdom of Heaven as it manifests itself on earth!
    Try not to be in fear, wrong kingdom!

    Clearly God is doing some amazing things in the lives of those who cry out to him!

    I believe I am allowed to be angry at those who are evil and accomplish evil! I may call it out as “evil and wrong, lies, whatever!” It is the spirit of the anti christ at work in people! I don’t have to mention names!
    Recognize the enemy is spiritual! Aggressively move ahead, push back, whatever is required! Seek God for daily heart checks and ask for correction if needed!
    You are an amazing warrior for God’s Kingdom and His People!

    Keep getting the truth out! It is very helpful for the growing number of people who get it! It frees us to Keep Believing! Believing is the only sure pathway!!!!

    God Bless you and keep you, may he make his face to shine upon you! May God give to you His Perfect Peace!

  • B D

    w o w

  • lorinsnow

    BD….May God give you the faith to receive the truth for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. I know you do not believe this, but you are much loved! Please be very careful what you say for your words can harden your heart. Your words are only harming yourself. Those of us that are believers know that our Redeemer lives and rest on His promises. We have hope. I am so sorry for your hopelessness. Please remember, one day, every knee will bow to Jesus as Lord. I pray that you will humbly bow your knee to Jesus while still alive on this earth. If not here, then you WILL bow before Him before being cast into an eternity where you will be absent from the presence of God, where there will be weeping a gnashing of teeth….it is your choice. Please choose wisely.

  • Guest

    I personally don’t give a flying fig what Beck believes in, or what you believe in. Whatever Beck does to back or promote a person he likes for a Congressional run is his right. You are not going to make any impact on any of it with your bashing here. Your intolerance is typical of left wing liberalism.

    So, what have you accomplished here with your attacks?

  • Matt Claybrook

    Way to be an arrogant a-hole dude. Im sure the pharisees would be impressed by your acumen for insulting and condemning anyone who doesn’t practice your particular brand of spirituality…..

  • Anonymous

    Really? Jesus was speaking to a man. As I said, He instructed PEOPLE to give of themselves. He did NOT say for government to steal from those who labor and give their fruits to those who won’t help themselves. The PEOPLE are to take care of each other, voluntarily, giving of themselves. Jesus NEVER said GOVERNMENT was supposed to STEAL from some people to give to others.

  • Guest

    “….intrude into strangers’ lives with laws based on your religious beliefs…” essentially that is what you are doing.

  • Anonymous

    That was powerful Glenn. I like to hear more of it.

  • Anonymous

    Sometimes, the light may go off for a while, Mr. Beck, but God always turns it back on again in order to get your attention. Or, as I like to say, He whacks you across the back of the head with the spiritual equivalent of a 2×4!(lol) The Gospel of John has always been my favorite. Whenever I’ve been feeling particularly troubled or low in spirits, I have always turned to John, and there has always been a passage somewhere to calm my troubled mind or comfort my sorrowing heart. It is also a reminder that if I am feeling heartily persecuted, to remember that I am not the first, and to rejoice because I am following in His footsteps properly. For as John 16 warns, and I’m paraphrasing here, “we are not of this world. If we were, the world would love and cherish us, but because we are not of this world, this world hates and despises us.” I think Pastor Rick Warren had it right when he said we are just visitors here. We belong to a much better place; the heavenly kingdom; and that’s why the secular world despises us as they do. Like you, Mr. Beck, I much prefer to persevere, and better myself day by day.

  • Mike Nelson

    I do not follow Jesus, nor pretend to; in fact, Jesus is the single aspect of Christianity that should scream “charlatan” to anyone who truly believes in a monotheistic practice of worship.

    In fact, if you were honest enough with yourself to understand that GOD IS BIGGER, you wouldn’t need the allegory of a man to relate yourself to the bigger picture.

    From what you have stated you are willing to take from others to redistribute, it is clear you lack the fundamental understanding of the truth behind our encouragement to “go forth and prosper.”

  • Mike Nelson

    Do you ever wonder at the notion that you condemn as naive those who state that the world is 6000 years old, and yet yourself cite the bronze age as the origin of religion?

    Like I said: university FAIL. When you grow up, you’ll understand (more, at least, than you do now) because you’ll have had more time as an adult to reflect upon the simplest truths, and to observe the world in action from the perspective of a participant, rather than a ward (child).

    One thing that will help you to arrive at this enlightenment is an understanding of the difference between religion and Faith. You’re right about religion being silly… because religion is the pursuit of a doctrine for those without Faith, who think that acts and rituals will lead to salvation.

  • Mourning America

    This brought tears to my eyes too,Glenn. I feel this whole mess our country is in has taken me to a deeper level of depression than I’ve ever felt before. You’ve helped me ‘see the light’ also. Thank you. May God bless you, your family, America and the enemy.

  • californiaupfront

    God Love You Glenn – you make all of your listeners want to be “better Christians!”
    You are such a dear, dear inspiration to so many of us. Thank you for sharing your insights with us and Thank You for your example – You have no idea how much we appreciate and love you and your family and pray for your safety and happiness – or how much we hope you know at the end of the day “you’ve made a difference – you have changed a nation!”

  • Bettye Cates

    Yet the Government takes money from my property taxes to educate your kids without my permission, though I never had any kids of my own, so what’s the difference? The ‘Government’ (thanks primarily the Tea Party) is using my tax dollars to subsidize Monsanto and the Koch Brothers, who are raping our Earth, and poisoning our food supply, while lying to us about the deadly toxins they are sneaking onto our dinner table and into our bodies. Big corporations don’t need tax breaks at my expense when they have millions of dollars of profits to buy the votes of crooked politicians! THAT is taxation without representation, but I don’t hear you objecting to that! If corporations were required to pay their fair share of taxes, you and I would not have to make up the difference, but since my tax dollars are being used to make our citizens sick against my will, your tax dollars should be used to heal those people made sick by the crimes against humanity that your political loyalties are enabling!

  • B D

    You’re delusional, wrong, misguided and silly. Open a science book.

  • B D

    Lorinsnow, your delusions are not my burdens. You’re missing out on experiencing reality because you selfishly want a reward and you’re frightened of a punishment. It’s so very sad to see people in our time being fooled into believing the superstitious nonsense primitive long dead men created in their effort to make sense of the world.

  • breachborn

    I appreciate Glenn Beck also – very much.

    I too have the same
    niggling re: Oprah propaganda and my alerts went off to pay attention
    - So I am.

    There is a sleight-of-hand twist to things right
    now. These are the times that try men’s souls after all.

    We The People are under attack on so many fronts I continue to be
    mind-boggled….yet I remain steady and stay close to my intuition and the
    Spirit of Truth and Grace whom I call God and our brother, Jesus The
    Christ.

    There are many beefs I have with these criminal bozos in the white castle of corruption.

    One of these that set me on the clear path to get far, far, far away from this garbage was when there was a chance to heal and not divide this country in its hour of need to grow and mature and to be the kind of America I was taught to believe. Not this Opposite Land and its pretense of goodness. Liars Lie this is what they do.

    Oprah Winfrey jumped on this train of the black-dark into Opposite Land. She works for the Agenda of the New World Order and I discard her due to her actions and not her words. Same with many teachers of the spirit of these times. The Father of Lies is speaking directly to those in government. City, State, Country and the world and there is a thick veil of deceit being cast over anyone who is not close the the Light in their
    hearts….But for the Grace of God go I.

    I am continually amazed and no longer surprised or caught off guard such is this arduous work we are about.
    We must all be on alert. Be Vigilant. Yet Be ready to take ‘em out.

    There is a fine line between Love and Hate. Light and Dark.
    Dawn-Day-Dusk.
    I can hope that Glenn Beck is counting the cost and
    continues to be the example setter and I wish him G-d’s speed.

    It is our responsible duty to follow our own hearts’ convictions as
    closely as we are able. To count the cost and recount it if need
    be.

    I do not anticipate that Glenn Beck will walk down the path of ego but continue to strive toward This Calling of Spirit…..he has been wise thus far to surround himself with those who have his best interests in mind.

    Alas, he is a fallible man and as we must do for all those including ourselves who strive to maintain the integrity of the United States Constitution and the Divine Grace this country was given — we must Be Wise and on Alert to seek the higher purpose and pray, pray, pray and then THINK – ORGANIZE – ACT

    Thank You for sharing your inclinations and insights. I appreciate these very much.

    KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

  • B D

    It now appears that if your god was part Neanderthal, part some other hominid as well as human if you were made in his image. OOPS! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2510219/Ancient-humans-rampantly-interbred-Neanderthals-mystery-species-Lord-Rings-style-word-different-creatures.html

  • Mike Nelson

    Yep, you’re out of ammo for this fight, and your vapid sound byte one-liner tells the truth of your self righteous ignorance.

    Open a history book.

  • lorinsnow

    “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads” (going against God’s will) Acts 9:4-5

  • Bettye Cates

    The only time the Bible reports that Jesus lost His temper was over the money changers in the Temple, which translates today into Big Corporations taking advantage of the power that their wealth gives them over the best interests of the common people. If Corporations and the uber-wealthy were paying their fair share of taxes, and our tax dollars were not being wasted by giving subsidies to companies with such obscene profits that they can spend over $22 million dollars, in just one state (Washington) election, to deceive the public into voting against labeling food products loaded with GMOs and pesticides, then the middle class and the working poor would not be expected to make up the difference. It is not about “Stealing from people to give to others.” It is about collecting fair taxes from those who are wealthy enough to cheat the system, by buying off crooked politicians!

  • Anonymous

    Just stop…

    Your comments show you have no understanding of what Jesus taught and no credibility at all. You are just embarrassing yourself.

  • Bettye Cates

    Your “Free Market Approach” to health care in America is what got us in such a mess in the first place! Yes, Obamacare is not the ideal situation, because it was a concession to Conservatives, created by Conservatives, and subsequently sabotaged by Conservatives, yet it is working fine in Liberal States that set up their own State run market places. If Obama had his way, all Americans would be extended the same Single Payer Health Care that the VA and Congress both enjoy, and is working just fine in almost every other civilized country in the world.

  • Bettye Cates

    Mike Nelson

    How funny of YOU to accuse ME of blasphemy, of ‘Honoring myself’ (whatever that is supposed to mean!), misidentifying my “own self-importance for a confirmation of smarmy, holier-than-thou salvation.” Pot calling the kettle black, much?

    The post I was responding to was about Glenn Beck reporting HIS epiphany concerning the dictates of HIS faith, so rather than resorting to childish name calling (as is your modis operandi, apparently about everything), I actually translated the teachings of the Jesus HE supposedly worships into political issues relevant in today’s society, since I knew that he did not live according to those teachings in the past, but I hope he truly has seen the light.

    I never ONCE said anything about Salvation (Jesus’ resurrection was a demonstration of the survival of the Spirit after the death of the body rather than anything having to do with sin and guilt tripping – that’s called Spiritualism, by the way… ooooh, how Christians hate that!), or worshipping any deity, or adhering to any ritualistic behaviors, now did I? I never said I was a Christian either, did I? You must know what you do when you ‘ASSUME,’ do you not? It seems you are so pleased with all that ‘fatted calf’ superiority BS you’ve been spewing
    that you are choking on your own hubris and deceit! LOL!

    I don’t come by my vast beliefs with experience in just one Religion, as you apparently do, and I’ve always believed Catholicism to be the most deceptive of all Christian faiths, since it directly disobeys the commandments concerning
    making graven images (crosses, statues, paintings, etc.), and promotes ‘worshipping’ Jesus, Saints, and the Pope, instead of praying directly to God, and communing with the Holy SPIRIT, which is how Jesus, Himself, said He would be available to humanity in perpetuity.

    The ancient Hebrews’ version of “God” was considered by them to be “The Creator of the Universe” (and that’s about as BIG as it gets), which is much closer to my belief than some white haired, egomaniac sitting on a cloud, tossing out lightning bolts, demanding continuous sacrifice and supplication, and throwing people into Hell. I believe in ‘God’ as ‘The Spirit of LOVE,’ as taught in ‘A Course in Miracles.’ I do not ‘Worship’ God, since I believe, as Jesus taught, that the spark of God (which is manifested as LOVE) lives within the heart of everyone. I see GOD in the eyes of every person and living creature on earth, and beyond. How’s that for ‘BIG?’ As a matter of fact, the teachings of Jesus are about the ONLY part of the Christian religion that I still do believe in, because they resonate with the Spirit of Love within my own heart, which is how I judge the fruit and the tree! Your fruit stinks, by the way!

    Though I was raised Presbyterian, attended Chapel every Wednesday at an Episcopal High School, was a singing in tongues Pentecostal for a while, have read the Bible front to back (underlining and writing notes in the margins), and studied all Religions in high school and college, I left the Church when I could not reconcile the dogmatic directives that ran contrary to what I knew experientially to be true. In 2001, I was a month away from ordination as a Spiritualist Minister, before walking away due to time demands of developing a new career, though I never forsook my path as a seeker of truth. I have recently been ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek, as Jesus was also, with beliefs much closer to the mystical Gnostics than anything Paul twisted the teachings of Jesus into, after he figured out that killing the Christians only made them multiply. It was all about politics even back then, you know. The religion of Christianity is Saul of Tarsus’ deception and perversion of the teachings of Jesus, who would have
    nothing to do with the Religious Conservatism of today!

    I have evolved beyond the spiritual need to identify with any particular religion, believing that “THE TRUTH’’ lies where all religions overlap. So while YOUR highest spiritual law may be, as you say, to “Go forth, and prosper,” the greatest law and commandment that Jesus gave was to “LOVE one another!” If ‘going forth and prospering’ means screwing over your neighbor, stealing his livelihood, poisoning his food and water, and leaving him in the cold to die… No, my conscience won’t stand for that. Shame on you for prioritizing corporate profits over human life! Bellicose bigot!

  • B D

    It doesn’t work fine. The Federal Government is terrible at administering large plans like single payer. Standardize the paperwork for claims across the board for all insurance companies. That’s a better way to improve the system. The Feds can’t even get a GD website working even when they waste hundreds of millions of dollars on it.

  • B D

    Fight? Is that what it is to you? LOL. Relax little man.

  • B D

    So, we’re quoting ancient men now? OK.

    “Oh healer, my child feels hot and will not eat and is covered in red spots. Please drive the evil spirits from her and make her well again.”

    “We must sacrifice a goat and make the sun return so our crops will grow.”

  • B D

    Wrong. I’m encouraging others to think and not believe things without evidence. That’s no intrusion into anyone’s life. It may be an intrusion into their delusion, but that’s a good thing. Thinking like this woman is a bad thing.

  • B D

    There’s no evidence of that.

  • Guest

    Yes, you are intruding. You are trying to force your “beliefs” onto others. It matters not whether you think you have determined it through thinking, evidence and reason. Remember, one of the great freedoms of this country is that everyone has the freedom to practice whatever religion they want. You are convinced your belief is the right one, and maybe for you it is.They are convinced theirs is the right one, and for them it is.

  • Bettye Cates

    That’s right, when someone shoots holes in your fantasies with facts, just toss out an insult, and stick your head in the sand…

  • Bettye Cates

    The government does just fine at administering the already existing single payer insurance plans in this country for the VA, Congress, and Medicare. Standardizing paperwork, and thinking it will make it all better, is like applying a band-aid to your chest to heal a heart attack!

  • Bettye Cates

    Standardizing paperwork will fix what’s wrong with the Insurance and health care system we’ve been enslaved to about as much as a Band-aid on your chest will stop a heart attack!

  • B D

    Wrong again. There’s no force being used in this interchange. Of course, since my statements make perfect sense and are brimming with truth, I understand how you would feel forced to agree with them, just based upon your own common sense that is occasionally awakened when the bright light of reason forces you from your intellectual slumber.

  • Anonymous

    Your last comment was complete fantasy. It is YOUR OPINION that the money changers translate to big corps. Money changers would equal banks not corporations. What did Jesus say about government? The only thing I can think of is ‘render unto Caesar.’ Otherwise, Jesus was concerned with PEOPLE and how THEY behaved, not government. Jesus was concerned with how people treated each other, government WASN’T part of it. People were to VOLUNTARILY give of themselves – they WEREN’T to volunteer OTHER PEOPLE’S belongings.

    My comment stands. You DON’T know what Jesus taught. You ARE embarrassing yourself by saying what Jesus taught was that GOVERNMENT should take from those who produce and give it to those who don’t produce. Jesus taught about the behavior of INDIVIDUALS and about God – NOT government. Jesus’ lessons were about being forgiven for sins, about everlasting life, about NOT being ‘of the world.’ Wealthy people aren’t bad or evil. Those who love money and their possessions MORE than Jesus or God won’t be granted salvation. It ISN’T that they have money, it’s that they WOULDN’T GIVE UP their possessions for Christ. Christ mentioned NOTHING about wealthy people being wrong because they didn’t want to give their money to government in taxes. For you to say that Jesus’ lessons had anything to do with government is ridiculous.

  • Mike Nelson

    In all of my consideration of your likely proclivities and characteristics, I hadn’t once thought you were actually a poo-flinger, until now.

    Although watching your closest relations on Monkey Island is amusing once in a while, my time must be spent with/around those who are capable of stimulating interaction, so you’re welcome to the last word :)

  • Mike Nelson

    It’s a good thing you have evolved your beliefs so vastly that you have to come here to taunt others for theirs; all hail the Priesthood of Melchizedek, whose adherents advocate confrontational intolerance, sarcasm, and satire toward the faith of others! This juxtaposition in your stated belief (as a leader in your Faith community, no less) is the only reason you attracted my attention; I had thought you to be quite small in both Faith and the related capacity for the compassion it evokes in those on a truly spiritual path. You see, compassion is not displayed by taking from some to give to others, and this is a basic revelation identified very early in the spiritual pursuit of anyone who bears truly “vast beliefs.” Taking from others is theft, no matter the reason, or name (such as “redistribution”, which is what some of the honest advocates of the ACA – Obamacare, as you cited i your first post – have stated openly).

    Going forth to prosper is an encouragement to everyone to live well and grow, and the first necessity of such pursuit lies in taking actions to feed and protect oneself. To take from those who can and do, in order to give to those who cannot even act to subsist on their own merit, and to do so by legislation, is not merely cowardly, it is disrespectful to Life itself. If your priesthood is the origin of this learning, your code of religion is as blighted as Paul on his path of pillage, but if not, then perhaps your Path need be taken up again in earnest, lest you lead others to a dead end.

    To support those who would take from others in order to redistribute to the least viable is an affront to the dignity of the society at large, and therefore is no favor to the next generations, because it is a policy opposite that of the encouragement to prosper, and openly damages the spirit of all mankind. This is factually evident for anyone who truly pursues knowledge without the filter of hubris to blind them, O Wise Priest.

    One who is not prosperous can give nothing to his fellow man, and cannot contribute to the society you address in your demand that we give things to people who (for whatever reason) do not have. The greatest success stories do not originate of pacification, they come from actions personally taken to strive, and are always an uphill battle.

    If you had vast experience in anything, this would be stupidly obvious.

    When you are ready to understand basic compassion, or Faith in something larger than your own PC agenda, you must first accept that truth is the principle from which to begin, and the only truth in your advocacy is to take from others in order to have something to give… or to present yourself as a bully toward those who disagree. This is a basic immorality that should be simple to understand, accept, and integrate into any “vast” belief, and for this reason, I question your experience and your vast beliefs – and Spiritualism (a word you use because you think it would rankle, which manipulation is evident in your parenthetical addendum) – because you present yourself in a manner more akin to political correctness and modern Progressivism, than to anything remotely Enlightened, let alone Faithful.

    But despite my low opinion of your advocacy, when I pray, I pray for you, too. Knowing that we disagree so fully, can you say the same of me?

  • B D

    It’s just one part of a total fix. Think about next time you’re waiting in line at the post Office or the DMV.

  • B D

    OK. lolol

  • Anonymous

    Of course, I try to keep up with everybody I’m following, you cannot imagine the CRAP (moron shall remain NAMELESS that is responsible) I have to go through just to say hi :P

    Sons of guns is okay, personally the owner is real asshole. I may visit soon for that .50 ALASKAN 1895 MARLIN.

    In case the “owner” at red jacket reads this ↓
    (Throat it so it takes 900 grainers too okay? lol tipped with halfrinium if you can find any of the stuff.) Nuke that don’t stink, serioussly, one shot would tumble the Washington monument. That big a bada-boom. I have 411 on halfrinium on a old hard drive. I am NOT bullshitting on that AT ALL.

  • Bettye Cates

    Gee, there are a few lights on, but still nobody home. You think you know what Jesus said, but you haven’t a clue what He meant. All I hear is Conservative Tea Party propaganda think. What will it take for you to think for yourself? I will try once more to help you understand, then I am done with you and your silly little justifications and insults…

    “It is YOUR OPINION that the money changers translate to big corps. Money changers would equal banks not corporations.”

    WRONG! There were no big corporations in Jesus’ time. There were merchants selling goods and services. The tables that an outraged Jesus overturned in the temple were the tables of MERCHANTS (ie: businessmen), not bankers. They were there to sell chickens, goats, and other sacrificial animals to people going into the temple to worship.

    “What did Jesus say about government? The only thing I can think of is ‘render unto Caesar.’ Otherwise, Jesus was concerned with PEOPLE and how THEY behaved, not government.”

    RIGHT! Too bad you didn’t bother to follow this thought to its logical, modern day extension. “Render unto Caesar that which belongs to Caesar” means pay your taxes to your government according to the laws of the land you live in. We are privileged to live in a country where the laws are supposed to represent the will of the majority of voters. The majority voted FOR Obama in 2012, but the Big Business backed Tea party is trying every trick in the book to overrule the will of the voters, and turn public opinion to favor policies that will allow them to keep raping our lands and poisoning our people, to maximize their dirty profits, and keep from paying the taxes they rightfully owe for doing business in our country. You just don’t get it, do you?

    You have been brainwashed by your Conservative propaganda into believing that YOU, personally, would have to dig deeper into your pockets to fund services that are needed to provide a minimum level of safety and security to those who are unable to provide for themselves; or in the case of Social Security, those who have paid into a Government backed insurance plan, only to have the Right Wingers try to renege on paying out their benefits by calling them ‘entitlements,’ in the same way that the crooked Medical Insurance companies have historically dropped people, who had paid into their policies for years, as soon as they got sick enough to need the help they have already paid for.

    The “PEOPLE” who should be required to pay more in taxes to fund the social programs needed to make this country great AGAIN are the multi-millionaires hiding profits in off-shore bank accounts, and taking advantage of loopholes to keep from paying their fair share of taxes; and those citizens making over $117,000 a year who’s Social Security tax obligations are limited by the cap; and the big corporations, like Monsanto, the Koch Brothers, Big Pharmaceutical companies, etc., who’s tax exemptions and subsidies are being protected by the Tea Party politicians, in spite of the fact that these corporations are making more than enough profits to pay their fair share of taxes, as evidenced by the fact that they can afford to pump millions of dollars into campaign funds, and Broadcasting stations spreading myths as news (FOX Views), and massive media campaigns to fight movements by concerned citizens (March Against Monsanto, GMO Labeling initiatives, etc.) that would limit their profits.

    So, unless you personally are in one of these 3 groups, YOU should not have to pay any more taxes to your government to fund the programs that the majority of people in our country have determined are in the best interest of all. If you are in one of these groups, shame on you for being so selfish as to be unwilling to contribute your fair share to honor the commands of the Jesus you pretend to follow!

    Matthew 22:36-40

    New International Version (NIV)

    36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

    37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

    If “screw your neighbor who is unable to care for himself” is your idea of “Love your neighbor as yourself,”… well…

    Luke 23:34 American Standard Version

    “Jesus said, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

    John 4:23-24

    New International Version (NIV)

    23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

    Matthew 6:24

    New International Version (NIV)

    24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

    Matthew 25:40-45

    New International Version (NIV)

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    41 “Then he will say to those on his left (or in modern political reference, the Right), ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

    Guess which side you fall on? Now, turn off your Fox Views, and open your Bible for yourself. You might learn something about the Compassion for others that Jesus commanded of you…

  • Anonymous

    You STILL have no clue. “Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.”

    YOU mentioned corporations first. “which translates today into Big Corporations taking advantage of the power that their wealth gives them over the best
    interests of the common people.”

    I said they WEREN’T equal to corporations, but that ‘money changers’ would equate to banks.

    Do you know WHY He was so mad? Not because of WHAT was being done, but because of WHERE they were doing it. In His Father’s house.

    Jesus NEVER taught for people to take care of each other THROUGH GOVERNMENT. You are OUT OF YOUR MIND if you think He did. That is my WHOLE point. You are GROSSLY mistaken to think that Jesus ADVOCATED government TAKING MONEY from those who were PRODUCERS and GIVING it to those WHO REFUSE TO PRODUCE. THAT IS THEFT. Stop this ridiculousness and absurdities that JESUS would be for government stealing.

    All of YOUR quotes support what I have ALWAYS said. Jesus taught that PEOPLE were to voluntarily GIVE OF THEMSELVES to help others. NOT government FORCING people to give STRICTLY because THEY WORKED HARDER and are MORE SUCCESSFUL than others are.

    Our world is NOT EQUAL, it will NEVER BE. You ARE stealing HARD EARNED money from people.

    Why do you think our Country was so great? A shining beacon on the hill for the rest of the world. It wasn’t because of government, it was because of the People. Hard work, earning your keep, personal responsibility. STOP trying to turn us into something WE NEVER WERE – a Country with a government that CONTROLS EVERYTHING. A government that TAKES BY FORCE what people have earned to give it to people WHO WON’T DO FOR THEMSELVES. Government CREATES DEPENDENCE on other people, it does NOT create producers.

    One more time: Jesus taught PEOPLE SHOULD VOLUNTARILY GIVE OF THEMSELVES. He did NOT teach that we should allow government to steal from those who work to give to those who WON’T WORK.

    He taught how PEOPLE could be forgiven of their sins and ENTER HEAVEN. He taught AGAINST loving money and possessions MORE than Him and God. Money and success ARE NOT EVIL. He taught the LOVE of money over Christ and God is EVIL. The teachings of Jesus have NOTHING to do with government and EVERYTHING to do with individuals.

    You are STILL embarrassing yourself with these completely FALSE ideas about what Jesus taught. You are ALSO embarrassing yourself with all these ASSUMPTIONS about who I am, what I watch, what I believe, and my religion.

  • Bettye Cates

    Ever heard of “Projection,” Mike? Because that is precisely what you are doing, so turn that self-righteous, accusatory finger right back around at yourself, and smile in your smug self-satisfaction…

    My original post (and my subsequent comments) was not a taunt, but an attempt to educate, and challenge Glenn Beck to weigh the unstated convictions of his epiphany, against the truth written in the spirit of the words of the Jesus he claims to follow. I saw him play this same ‘new
    found humility card’ before, when he supposedly had a previous epiphany at a time when he had laryngitis, only to turn around and rip someone a new a**hole, in classic Glenn Beck form, just a few weeks later. It is all about money and ratings to him.

    The only person I see tossing around “confrontational
    intolerance, sarcasm, and satire toward the faith of others” is yourself, as demonstrated in your condescending responses to me, and ‘BD.’ My post “attracted your attention,” not because of any juxtaposition (because that would have required my parenthetical statements to mean the opposite of the
    statements to which they referred, rather than being a modern day interpretation of them – two very different concepts), but because you hate it when someone presents valid and logical points that differ from your politically prejudiced propaganda, and you thought you could bully me into shutting up before someone else more conscientious than yourself might have to search their heart, and begin to think for themselves, thus abandoning your preferred party line.

    You see, I am the worst nightmare of Conservative Tea-puppets, like yourself… an educated, intelligent, and spiritually motivated WOMAN, who is not afraid to stand up for truth and justice against people who think that the biggest bully always wins the fight, and therefore must be right!

    As for your materialistic assumption that “One who is not prosperous can give nothing to his fellow man, and cannot contribute to the society,” I might recommend you expand your spiritual awareness a bit by reading Betty J.
    Eadie’s book, “Embraced by the Light,” paying special attention to the chapter about the Drunk, lying on the street corner, and how revered this unselfish and highly evolved soul was by the host of Angels, since his singular purpose of incarnation was to encourage his ‘Soul Brother,’ a successful attorney who walked by him every day, to learn to be more compassionate to those less
    fortunate.

    As for your question of, do I pray for you too? Absolutely!
    But probably not in the way you would for me, as in praying that you specifically change your small minded understanding of spirituality, and quit spreading your hatred, ignorance, and judgments of others, but more in the broader perspective of the ancients, as demonstrated in the “Isaiah Scroll,” (the only one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found completely intact, discovered in the Nag
    Hamadi in 1946), which pre-dates Jesus by over 500 years, but was eliminated from the canonical biblical texts by the Council of Nicea in the 4th century AD.

    These writings purport that to pray for something that
    disagrees with your idea of perfection to be changed is an abomination, because you are in effect stating to God that you know better than ‘It/Him/Her/however you want to address the concept of God.’ I instead pray according to the ‘Feeling Prayer,’ and frequently join in with global manifestation efforts for peace, protection, and prosperity for all mankind, more recently utilizing the Global Care Room link from the ‘Global Coherence Initiative,’ (actually available on Facebook now!), a project of an organization called ‘Heartmath.’ I learned about this technique in the late 1990s in a book by Gregg Braden, “The Isaiah Effect,” and an audiobook by Gregg and Deepak Chopra called, “An Ancient Magical Prayer” (http://www.hayhouse.com/details.php?id=2518)

    If you really want to expand your consciousness, read the
    books, but since you seem quite content to bask in BS, and blow your hot air, without considering that you may not know everything after all, I have included a link (and quote) below to an article that explains the concept rather well, though you will have to read the book to find the ‘abomination‘ part I mention above.

    http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/aug1/gb_isaiah.html

    “The science of prophecy could allow a visionary, in our example of war, for instance, to project their sight into a future time and alert the people of his or her day to the consequences of their actions. Many prophecies, in fact, are accompanied by emphatic pleas for change in an effort to avoid what the prophets have seen”

    “similar to quantum principles suggesting that time is a collection of malleable and diverse outcomes, Isaiah goes one step further, reminding us that the possibilities of our future are actually determined by the collective choices in the present. By sharing a common choice many individuals amplify the effect and accelerate the outcome.”

    “Confirming a tenet discovered in centuries-old texts, the evidence simply states that the choice of many people, focused in a specific manner, has a direct and measurable effect on our quality of life.”

    As for my reference to ‘Spiritualism’ that you assumed I intended only to ‘rankle’ with, I was giving you the definition of exactly what Jesus was demonstrating with the reappearance of His spirit after the death of his body, so where I again tried to educate, you only took offense. I heard once that “he who seeks offense will surely find it.” I believe they had your picture next to that one. LOL!

    In response to your comment, “compassion is not displayed by taking from some to give to others,” rather than wasting my time drafting a new response to a similarly mis-informed comment I replied to earlier, I am copying it here:

    “You have been brainwashed by your Conservative propaganda into believing that YOU, personally, would have to dig deeper into your pockets to fund services that
    are needed to provide a minimum level of safety and security to those who are unable to provide for themselves; or in the case of Social Security, those who
    have paid into a Government backed insurance plan, only to have the Right Wingers try to renege on paying out their benefits by calling them ‘entitlements,’ in the same way that the crooked Medical Insurance companies
    have historically dropped people, who had paid into their policies for years, as soon as they got sick enough to need the help they had already paid for.

    The “PEOPLE” who should be required to pay more in taxes to fund the social programs needed to make this country great AGAIN are the multi-millionaires hiding profits in off-shore bank accounts, and taking advantage of loopholes to keep from paying their fair share of taxes; and those citizens making over $117,000 a year who’s Social Security tax obligations are limited by the cap; and the big corporations, like Monsanto, the Koch Brothers,
    Big Pharmaceutical companies, etc., who’s tax exemptions and subsidies are being protected by crooked Tea Party politicians, in spite of the fact that
    these corporations are making more than enough profits to pay their fair share of taxes, as evidenced by the fact that they can afford to pump millions of dollars into campaign funds, and Broadcasting stations spreading myths as news (FOX Views), and massive media campaigns to fight movements by concerned citizens (March Against Monsanto, GMO Labeling initiatives, etc.) that would limit their obscene profits.

    So, unless you personally are in one of these 3 groups, YOU should not have to pay any more taxes to your government to fund the programs that the majority of people in our country have determined are in the best interest of all. If you are in one of these groups, shame on you for being so selfish as to be unwilling to contribute your fair share to honor the commands of the Jesus you pretend to follow!”

    And finally, in response to your statement, “To support
    those who would take from others in order to redistribute to the least viable is an affront to the dignity of the society at large,” I will let the words of Jesus speak to that, because I am tired of this intellectual sparring with one
    of such hard heart and closed mind. I wish you well, and I pray earnestly that we, collectively, do not have to live in the world which you seem so intent on manifesting! Mitakuye Oyasin! Lakota prayer meaning, “We are all related.”

    Matthew 25:40-45

    New International
    Version (NIV)

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    41 “Then he will say to those on his left (or in modern political reference, the Right), ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and
    his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

  • Bettye Cates

    Blah, blah, blah… more Tea Party propaganda. The policies that have failed are the ones we need to change… the ones where corporations run our government (which is supposed to answer to the people)… the ones that give tax breaks to companies that are destroying the environment, and poisoning our food and water, wreaking havoc and destruction in their wake. I wonder what they will do when the Glysophate neurotoxins in Monsanto’s Round-up have killed off the remaining 10% of the bees we all need to pollinate our food crops, and, as Einstein predicted, humanity will have less than 5 years to survive? Who will be left to grow THEIR food? No one, because they will have killed off all their customers, and bankrupted all the farmers. But you go on believing all the BS you keep blathering, and refusing to open your mind to reality. That’s fine, because people like you only make more people like me wake up and smell the coffee, which, by the way, will also disappear when the bees do. I’m done trying to educate an idiot. You’re on your own, sweetie!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    I bet the owner is one of these guys that never took a vacation. Imagine years of working without one break it would turn the kindest man into a jerk after awhile. I think the guy just needs to relax.

  • Anonymous

    You are completely clueless. Tea Party propaganda? The ‘tea party’ has only been around a few years. My beliefs go back a LOT longer than that.

    I left monsanto alone, but you keep throwing it at me. WHO did OBAMA appoint as deputy commissioner at the FDA? Michael Taylor former VP of Public Policy at monsanto. WHO signed the Monsanto protection act? Obama. You are in denial if you think ‘your’ party is in bed with banks, large corps., the ‘money’ people. Open YOUR eyes to how many of ‘your’ party are millionaires. You think your ‘party’ is the champion of the little people? PLEASE, your party CREATES the poor so it can CONTROL them. Your party WANTS poor, uneducated people so it can stay in power.

    I agree, we need to change the policies that have FAILED to help the needy and bring them out of poverty – YOUR policies. They DON’T fix ANYTHING. They CREATE dependence and KEEP THE PEOPLE DOWN. The PROOF is all around you.

    You’re NOT ‘an educated, intelligent, and spiritually motivated WOMAN’ standing up against bullies – YOU ARE THE BULLY. Sorry, indoctrination ISN’T education. You are the PROBLEM in our Country, not the solution. I AM a strong, intelligent, educated woman. I DIDN’T get my ‘education’ from institutions that teach failed policies and propaganda. My education came from READING right from the source with NO ‘educator’ to tell me WHAT to think. I AM on my own, don’t need someone like YOU filling my head full of lies. Thanks, but I keep my own counsel.

  • Bettye Cates

    “The House Republican’s government funding bill, which passed in the House last week, contains a three-month extension of the Monsanto Protection Act, which shields companies like Monsanto and Dow Chemical from legal action resulting from Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops…. This secret rider, which was slipped into a must-pass spending bill earlier this year, instructed the Secretary of Agriculture to allow GMO crops to be cultivated and sold even when our courts had found they posed a potential risk to farmers of nearby crops, the environment, and human health…The American people deserve better than dirty politics, yet the Republican leadership continues to side with the agrichemical companies that the rider seeks to protect,”http://www.rawstory.com/…/senate-democrats-move-to-end…/

  • Bettye Cates

    “The House Republican’s government funding bill, which passed in the House last week, contains a three-month extension of the Monsanto Protection Act, which shields companies like Monsanto and Dow Chemical from legal action resulting from Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops…. This secret rider, which was slipped into a must-pass spending bill earlier this year, instructed the Secretary of Agriculture to allow GMO crops to be cultivated and sold even when our courts had found they posed a potential risk to farmers of nearby crops, the environment, and human health…The American people deserve better than dirty politics, yet the Republican leadership continues to side with the agrichemical companies that the rider seeks to protect,”http://www.rawstory.com/…/senate-democrats-move-to-end…/

  • Bettye Cates

    Obama does not rule in a vacuum, and has to constantly make concessions to deal with the obstructionist Tea Party backed Right Wing Republicans. The only way to stop Big Business from running our government, and ruining our country’s future, is to enact new laws that limit financial contributions from special interest groups, but that’s why the Tea-publican Taliban is fighting so hard to reduce government control in favor of ‘Corporate protection. it is not entirely about Obamacare, as Fox would have your believe. It is about deep pockets buying elections, and not wanting to give up their power to make obscene profits at the expense of the public safety and welfare. http://www.legitgov.org/House-Republicans-vote-extend-Monsanto-Protection-Act-spending-bill-would-gut-Obamacare

  • Bettye Cates

    Obama does not rule in a vacuum, and has to constantly make concessions to deal with the obstructionist Tea Party backed Right Wing Republicans. The only way to stop Big Business from running our government, and ruining our country’s future, is to enact new laws that limit financial contributions from special interest groups, but that’s why the Tea-publican Taliban is fighting so hard to reduce government control in favor of ‘Corporate protection. it is not entirely about Obamacare, as Fox would have your believe. It is about deep pockets buying elections, and not wanting to give up their power to make obscene profits at the expense of the public safety and welfare. http://www.legitgov.org/House-Republicans-vote-extend-Monsanto-Protection-Act-spending-bill-would-gut-Obamacare

  • Bettye Cates
  • Bettye Cates

    Yes, Monsanto has attempted to buy the votes and loyalties on both sides of the political coin, but notice that they contribute 2-3 times as much to Republicans as Democrats. There is a very good reason for that… http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsantos-contributions-to-us-house-and-senate-candidates/5336404

  • Bettye Cates

    Yes, Monsanto has attempted to buy the votes and loyalties on both sides of the political coin, but notice that they contribute 2-3 times as much to Republicans as Democrats. There is a very good reason for that… http://www.globalresearch.ca/monsantos-contributions-to-us-house-and-senate-candidates/5336404

  • Bettye Cates

    Well it appears Glen Beck’s site deletes any comments that contain links to other articles, so you will just have to go find the truth for yourself if you dare to google ,”Monsanto,” and “Romney,” “Campaign contributions,” and “Monsanto protection Act.” I will try to help you with a few quotes here, but I may get blocked, since I know that truth is not very welcome on this site.

    From one article on the GlobalResearch site: Contributions to legislators from Monsanto are broken down by party and individuals, but i’m just copying the totals…

    House
    Total to Democrats: $72,000
    Total to Republicans: $190,500

    Senate
    Total to Democrats: $37,500
    Total to Republicans: $85,000

    Based on data released by the FEC on March 25, 2013.

    From TheNation site:

    Mitt Romney, Monsanto Man

    In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

    Though Mitt Romney has been campaigning for president since 2006, it’s alarming how little is known about critical chapters of his business biography. Nothing spells that out more clearly than his ties to Monsanto—the current target of a mid-September Occupy nationwide action—whose dark history features scandals involving PCBs, Agent Orange, bovine growth hormone, NutraSweet, IUD, genetically modified (GM) seed and herbicides, reaching back to the 1970s and ’80s. That’s when Monsanto was the largest consulting client of Romney’s employer, Bain & Company, and when Romney helped move Monsanto from chemical colossus to genetic giant, trading one set of environmental controversies for another.

    (Monsanto MADE Romney! Besides corporate raiding, laying off American workers, and sending their jobs overseas, this is the so called ‘Job Creation’ business experience he was so proud of in 2012!)

    From the RawStory site:

    “The House Republican’s government funding bill, which passed in the House last week, contains a three-month extension of the Monsanto Protection Act, which shields companies like Monsanto and Dow Chemical from legal action resulting from Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops…. This secret rider, which was slipped into a must-pass spending bill earlier this year, instructed the Secretary of Agriculture to allow GMO crops to be cultivated and sold even when our courts had found they posed a potential risk to farmers of nearby crops, the environment, and human health…The American people deserve better than dirty politics, yet the Republican leadership continues to side with the agrichemical companies that the rider seeks to protect,”

    and from the LegitGov site:

    House Republicans vote to extend ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ in spending bill that would gut ‘Obamacare’ 20 Sep 2013 House Republicans hate “Obamacare,” but seem just fine with the “Monsanto Protection Act.” Tucked into the GOP’s latest bid to gut the Affordable Care Act, the House passed a three-month extension on Friday of the Farmer Assurance Provision rider that circumvents judicial authority regarding the sale and planting of genetically modified crops. Dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act” by foes of the provision that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March, the legislation states that the United States Department of Agriculture will have final say over whether GMO crops can be planted and sold, rather than the courts, and shields companies corpora-terrrorists like Monsanto and Dow Chemical from certain lawsuits. Opponents of the provision blasted House Republicans for continuing to support what they see as an industry giveaway.

    So if you think you are so smart, try google sometime… you just might learn something!

  • Bettye Cates

    Well it appears Glen Beck’s site deletes any comments that contain links to other articles, so you will just have to go find the truth for yourself if you dare to google ,”Monsanto,” and “Romney,” “Campaign contributions,” and “Monsanto protection Act.” I will try to help you with a few quotes here, but I may get blocked, since I know that truth is not very welcome on this site.

    From one article on the GlobalResearch site: Contributions to legislators from Monsanto are broken down by party and individuals, but i’m just copying the totals…

    House
    Total to Democrats: $72,000
    Total to Republicans: $190,500

    Senate
    Total to Democrats: $37,500
    Total to Republicans: $85,000

    Based on data released by the FEC on March 25, 2013.

    From TheNation site:

    Mitt Romney, Monsanto Man

    In his Bain years, the GOP nominee helped fashion Monsanto into a biotech giant. What would the notorious purveyor of genetically modified foods get from a Romney presidency?

    Though Mitt Romney has been campaigning for president since 2006, it’s alarming how little is known about critical chapters of his business biography. Nothing spells that out more clearly than his ties to Monsanto—the current target of a mid-September Occupy nationwide action—whose dark history features scandals involving PCBs, Agent Orange, bovine growth hormone, NutraSweet, IUD, genetically modified (GM) seed and herbicides, reaching back to the 1970s and ’80s. That’s when Monsanto was the largest consulting client of Romney’s employer, Bain & Company, and when Romney helped move Monsanto from chemical colossus to genetic giant, trading one set of environmental controversies for another.

    (Monsanto MADE Romney! Besides corporate raiding, laying off American workers, and sending their jobs overseas, this is the so called ‘Job Creation’ business experience he was so proud of in 2012!)

    From the RawStory site:

    “The House Republican’s government funding bill, which passed in the House last week, contains a three-month extension of the Monsanto Protection Act, which shields companies like Monsanto and Dow Chemical from legal action resulting from Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) crops…. This secret rider, which was slipped into a must-pass spending bill earlier this year, instructed the Secretary of Agriculture to allow GMO crops to be cultivated and sold even when our courts had found they posed a potential risk to farmers of nearby crops, the environment, and human health…The American people deserve better than dirty politics, yet the Republican leadership continues to side with the agrichemical companies that the rider seeks to protect,”

    and from the LegitGov site:

    House Republicans vote to extend ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ in spending bill that would gut ‘Obamacare’ 20 Sep 2013 House Republicans hate “Obamacare,” but seem just fine with the “Monsanto Protection Act.” Tucked into the GOP’s latest bid to gut the Affordable Care Act, the House passed a three-month extension on Friday of the Farmer Assurance Provision rider that circumvents judicial authority regarding the sale and planting of genetically modified crops. Dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act” by foes of the provision that was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March, the legislation states that the United States Department of Agriculture will have final say over whether GMO crops can be planted and sold, rather than the courts, and shields companies corpora-terrrorists like Monsanto and Dow Chemical from certain lawsuits. Opponents of the provision blasted House Republicans for continuing to support what they see as an industry giveaway.

    So if you think you are so smart, try google sometime… you just might learn something!

  • Bettye Cates

    Ever heard of “Projection,” Mike? Because that is precisely what you are doing, so turn that self-righteous, accusatory finger right back around at yourself, and smile in your smug self-satisfaction…

    My original post (and my subsequent comments) was not a taunt, but an attempt to educate, and challenge Glenn Beck to weigh the unstated convictions of his epiphany, against the truth written in the spirit of the words of the Jesus he claims to follow. I saw him play this same ‘new found humility card’ before, when he supposedly had a previous epiphany at a time when he had laryngitis, only to turn around and rip someone a new a**hole, in classic Glenn Beck form, just a few weeks later. It is all about money and ratings to him.

    The only person I see tossing around “confrontational intolerance, sarcasm, and satire toward the faith of others” is yourself, as demonstrated in your condescending responses to me, and ‘BD.’ My post “attracted your attention,” not because of any juxtaposition (because that would have required my parenthetical statements to mean the opposite of the statements to which they referred, rather than being a modern day interpretation of them – two very different concepts), but because you hate it when someone presents valid and logical points that differ from your politically prejudiced propaganda, and you thought you could bully me into shutting up before someone else more conscientious than yourself might have to search their heart, and begin to think for themselves, thus abandoning your preferred party line.

    You see, I am the worst nightmare of Conservative Tea-puppets, like yourself… an educated, intelligent, and spiritually motivated WOMAN, who is not afraid to stand up for truth and justice against people who think that the biggest bully always wins the fight, and therefore must be right!

    As for your materialistic assumption that “One who is not prosperous can give nothing to his fellow man, and cannot contribute to the society,” I might recommend you expand your spiritual awareness a bit by reading Betty J. Eadie’s book, “Embraced by the Light,” paying special attention to the chapter about the Drunk, lying on the street corner, and how revered this unselfish and highly evolved soul was by the host of Angels, since his singular purpose of incarnation was to encourage his ‘Soul Brother,’ a successful attorney who walked by him every day, to learn to be more compassionate to those less fortunate.

    As for your question of, do I pray for you too? Absolutely!
    But probably not in the way you would for me, as in praying that you specifically change your small minded understanding of spirituality, and quit spreading your hatred, ignorance, and judgements of others, but more in the broader perspective of the ancients, as demonstrated in the “Isaiah Scroll,” (the only one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found completely intact, discovered in the Nag Hamadi in 1946), which pre-dates Jesus by over 500 years, but was eliminated from the canonical biblical texts by the Council of Nicea in the 4th century AD.

    These writings purport that to pray for something that disagrees with your idea of perfection to be changed is an abomination, because you are in effect stating to God that you know better than ‘It/Him/Her/however you want to address the concept of God.’ I instead pray according to the ‘Feeling Prayer,’ and frequently join in with global manifestation efforts for peace, protection, and prosperity for all mankind, more recently utilizing the Global Care Room link from the ‘Global Coherence Initiative,’ (actually available on Facebook now!), a project of an organization called ‘Heartmath.’ I learned about this technique in the late 1990s in a book by Gregg Braden, “The Isaiah Effect,” and an audiobook by Gregg and Deepak Chopra called, “An Ancient Magical Prayer”

    If you really want to expand your consciousness, read the
    books, but since you seem quite content to bask in BS, and blow your hot air, without considering that you may not know everything after all, I have included a link (and quote) below to an article that explains the concept rather well, though you will have to read the book to find the ‘abomination‘ part I mention above.

    quoted from the spiritofmaat site:

    “The science of prophecy could allow a visionary, in our example of war, for instance, to project their sight into a future time and alert the people of his or her day to the consequences of their actions. Many prophecies, in fact, are accompanied by emphatic pleas for change in an effort to avoid what the prophets have seen”

    “similar to quantum principles suggesting that time is a collection of malleable and diverse outcomes, Isaiah goes one step further, reminding us that the possibilities of our future are actually determined by the collective choices in the present. By sharing a common choice many individuals amplify the effect and accelerate the outcome.”

    “”Confirming a tenet discovered in centuries-old texts, the evidence simply states that the choice of many people, focused in a specific manner, has a direct and measurable effect on our quality of life.”

    As for my reference to ‘Spiritualism’ that you assumed I intended only to ‘rankle’ with, I was giving you the definition of exactly what Jesus was demonstrating with the reappearance of His spirit after the death of his body, so where I again tried to educate, you only took offense. I heard once that “he who seeks offense will surely find it.” I believe they had your picture next to that one. LOL!

    In response to your comment, “compassion is not displayed by taking from some to give to others,” rather than wasting my time drafting a new response to a similarly mis-informed comment I replied to earlier, I am copying it here:

    “You have been brainwashed by your Conservative propaganda into believing that YOU, personally, would have to dig deeper into your pockets to fund services that are needed to provide a minimum level of safety and security to those who are unable to provide for themselves; or in the case of Social Security, those who have paid into a Government backed insurance plan, only to have the Right Wingers try to renege on paying out their benefits by calling them ‘entitlements,’ in the same way that the crooked Medical Insurance companies have historically dropped people, who had paid into their policies for years, as soon as they got sick enough to need the help they had already paid for.

    The “PEOPLE” who should be required to pay more in taxes to fund the social programs needed to make this country great AGAIN are the multi-millionaires hiding profits in off-shore bank accounts, and taking advantage of loopholes to keep from paying their fair share of taxes; and those citizens making over $117,000 a year who’s Social Security tax obligations are limited by the cap; and the big corporations, like Monsanto, the Koch Brothers, Big Pharmaceutical companies, etc., who’s tax exemptions and subsidies are being protected by crooked Tea Party politicians, in spite of the fact that these corporations are making more than enough profits to pay their fair share of taxes, as evidenced by the fact that they can afford to pump millions of dollars into campaign funds, and Broadcasting stations spreading myths as news (FOX Views), and massive media campaigns to fight movements by concerned citizens (March Against Monsanto, GMO Labeling initiatives, etc.) that would limit their obscene profits.

    So, unless you personally are in one of these 3 groups, YOU should not have to pay any more taxes to your government to fund the programs that the majority of people in our country have determined are in the best interest of all. If you are in one of these groups, shame on you for being so selfish as to be unwilling to contribute your fair share to honor the commands of the Jesus you pretend to follow!” Not that you have any spiritual beliefs at all, as mentioned in a previous comment…

    And finally, in response to your statement, “To support those who would take from others in order to redistribute to the least viable is an affront to the dignity of the society at large,” I will let the words of Jesus speak to that, because I am tired of this intellectual sparring with one of such hard heart and closed mind. I wish you well, and I pray earnestly that we, collectively, do not have to live in the world which you seem so intent on manifesting! Mitakuye Oyasin! Lakota prayer meaning, “We are all related.”

    Matthew 25:40-45

    New International
    Version (NIV)

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    41 “Then he will say to those on his left (or in modern political reference, the Right), ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and
    his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

  • Bettye Cates

    Ever heard of “Projection,” Mike? Because that is precisely what you are doing, so turn that self-righteous, accusatory finger right back around at yourself, and smile in your smug self-satisfaction…

    My original post (and my subsequent comments) was not a taunt, but an attempt to educate, and challenge Glenn Beck to weigh the unstated convictions of his epiphany, against the truth written in the spirit of the words of the Jesus he claims to follow. I saw him play this same ‘new found humility card’ before, when he supposedly had a previous epiphany at a time when he had laryngitis, only to turn around and rip someone a new a**hole, in classic Glenn Beck form, just a few weeks later. It is all about money and ratings to him.

    The only person I see tossing around “confrontational intolerance, sarcasm, and satire toward the faith of others” is yourself, as demonstrated in your condescending responses to me, and ‘BD.’ My post “attracted your attention,” not because of any juxtaposition (because that would have required my parenthetical statements to mean the opposite of the statements to which they referred, rather than being a modern day interpretation of them – two very different concepts), but because you hate it when someone presents valid and logical points that differ from your politically prejudiced propaganda, and you thought you could bully me into shutting up before someone else more conscientious than yourself might have to search their heart, and begin to think for themselves, thus abandoning your preferred party line.

    You see, I am the worst nightmare of Conservative Tea-puppets, like yourself… an educated, intelligent, and spiritually motivated WOMAN, who is not afraid to stand up for truth and justice against people who think that the biggest bully always wins the fight, and therefore must be right!

    As for your materialistic assumption that “One who is not prosperous can give nothing to his fellow man, and cannot contribute to the society,” I might recommend you expand your spiritual awareness a bit by reading Betty J. Eadie’s book, “Embraced by the Light,” paying special attention to the chapter about the Drunk, lying on the street corner, and how revered this unselfish and highly evolved soul was by the host of Angels, since his singular purpose of incarnation was to encourage his ‘Soul Brother,’ a successful attorney who walked by him every day, to learn to be more compassionate to those less fortunate.

    As for your question of, do I pray for you too? Absolutely!
    But probably not in the way you would for me, as in praying that you specifically change your small minded understanding of spirituality, and quit spreading your hatred, ignorance, and judgements of others, but more in the broader perspective of the ancients, as demonstrated in the “Isaiah Scroll,” (the only one of the Dead Sea Scrolls found completely intact, discovered in the Nag Hamadi in 1946), which pre-dates Jesus by over 500 years, but was eliminated from the canonical biblical texts by the Council of Nicea in the 4th century AD.

    These writings purport that to pray for something that disagrees with your idea of perfection to be changed is an abomination, because you are in effect stating to God that you know better than ‘It/Him/Her/however you want to address the concept of God.’ I instead pray according to the ‘Feeling Prayer,’ and frequently join in with global manifestation efforts for peace, protection, and prosperity for all mankind, more recently utilizing the Global Care Room link from the ‘Global Coherence Initiative,’ (actually available on Facebook now!), a project of an organization called ‘Heartmath.’ I learned about this technique in the late 1990s in a book by Gregg Braden, “The Isaiah Effect,” and an audiobook by Gregg and Deepak Chopra called, “An Ancient Magical Prayer”

    If you really want to expand your consciousness, read the
    books, but since you seem quite content to bask in BS, and blow your hot air, without considering that you may not know everything after all, I have included a link (and quote) below to an article that explains the concept rather well, though you will have to read the book to find the ‘abomination‘ part I mention above.

    quoted from the spiritofmaat site:

    “The science of prophecy could allow a visionary, in our example of war, for instance, to project their sight into a future time and alert the people of his or her day to the consequences of their actions. Many prophecies, in fact, are accompanied by emphatic pleas for change in an effort to avoid what the prophets have seen”

    “similar to quantum principles suggesting that time is a collection of malleable and diverse outcomes, Isaiah goes one step further, reminding us that the possibilities of our future are actually determined by the collective choices in the present. By sharing a common choice many individuals amplify the effect and accelerate the outcome.”

    “”Confirming a tenet discovered in centuries-old texts, the evidence simply states that the choice of many people, focused in a specific manner, has a direct and measurable effect on our quality of life.”

    As for my reference to ‘Spiritualism’ that you assumed I intended only to ‘rankle’ with, I was giving you the definition of exactly what Jesus was demonstrating with the reappearance of His spirit after the death of his body, so where I again tried to educate, you only took offense. I heard once that “he who seeks offense will surely find it.” I believe they had your picture next to that one. LOL!

    In response to your comment, “compassion is not displayed by taking from some to give to others,” rather than wasting my time drafting a new response to a similarly mis-informed comment I replied to earlier, I am copying it here:

    “You have been brainwashed by your Conservative propaganda into believing that YOU, personally, would have to dig deeper into your pockets to fund services that are needed to provide a minimum level of safety and security to those who are unable to provide for themselves; or in the case of Social Security, those who have paid into a Government backed insurance plan, only to have the Right Wingers try to renege on paying out their benefits by calling them ‘entitlements,’ in the same way that the crooked Medical Insurance companies have historically dropped people, who had paid into their policies for years, as soon as they got sick enough to need the help they had already paid for.

    The “PEOPLE” who should be required to pay more in taxes to fund the social programs needed to make this country great AGAIN are the multi-millionaires hiding profits in off-shore bank accounts, and taking advantage of loopholes to keep from paying their fair share of taxes; and those citizens making over $117,000 a year who’s Social Security tax obligations are limited by the cap; and the big corporations, like Monsanto, the Koch Brothers, Big Pharmaceutical companies, etc., who’s tax exemptions and subsidies are being protected by crooked Tea Party politicians, in spite of the fact that these corporations are making more than enough profits to pay their fair share of taxes, as evidenced by the fact that they can afford to pump millions of dollars into campaign funds, and Broadcasting stations spreading myths as news (FOX Views), and massive media campaigns to fight movements by concerned citizens (March Against Monsanto, GMO Labeling initiatives, etc.) that would limit their obscene profits.

    So, unless you personally are in one of these 3 groups, YOU should not have to pay any more taxes to your government to fund the programs that the majority of people in our country have determined are in the best interest of all. If you are in one of these groups, shame on you for being so selfish as to be unwilling to contribute your fair share to honor the commands of the Jesus you pretend to follow!” Not that you have any spiritual beliefs at all, as mentioned in a previous comment…

    And finally, in response to your statement, “To support those who would take from others in order to redistribute to the least viable is an affront to the dignity of the society at large,” I will let the words of Jesus speak to that, because I am tired of this intellectual sparring with one of such hard heart and closed mind. I wish you well, and I pray earnestly that we, collectively, do not have to live in the world which you seem so intent on manifesting! Mitakuye Oyasin! Lakota prayer meaning, “We are all related.”

    Matthew 25:40-45

    New International
    Version (NIV)

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    41 “Then he will say to those on his left (or in modern political reference, the Right), ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and
    his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

  • Anonymous

    You are unbelievable. BOTH PARTIES SUCK!!! They BOTH serve only THEMSELVES, big money, wall street, banks, corporations, special interests. My gosh WAKE UP! Political parties have DESTROYED our Country. They have done NOTHING but divide US – the People – into groups and pit us against each other. They do this for THEIR BENEFIT, not the People.

    As Americans, we owe our loyalty to the CONSTITUTION and our COUNTRY. We owe NOTHING to political parties, elected officials, or GOVERNMENT.

    You think YOU’RE so smart…stop listening to politicians, political parties, and government.

    You are to be pitied, you think you’re so educated, but all you are is a willing pawn. No party or politician cares anything for any voter, they are just a vote. Courted when they are needed, ignored when they aren’t. You fall for it each and every time.

    “From the Center for Responsive Politics donations to U.S. politicians from Monsanto’s Political Action Committee known as Monsanto Citizenship Fund between 2002 and the first quarter of 2012. House: Total to Democrats: $237,202 Total to Republicans: $364,000 Senate: Total to Democrats: $106,953 Total to Republicans: $201,100″ http://occupy-monsanto.com/monsantos-pac-contributions-to-members-of-congress-2002-2012/

    “Throwing around a few grand here & few grand there to buy off politicians is really nickels & dimes compared to the vast amount of money Monsanto has spent lobbying Congress. Over the last 10 years Monsanto has spent over $52 million dollars making sure they get the most favorable legislation possible. Of that $52 million, nearly $11 million was paid to outside lobbying firms (listed below) to lobby on behalf of Monsanto, while the rest of the total (over $40 million) was spent on Monsanto’s staff lobbyists.” http://occupy-monsanto.com/monsantos-lobbying-expenses-2002-2012/

    The results? More pesticides, more GMOs, and more of why we will Occupy Monsanto this fall!

  • Anonymous

    You are unbelievable. BOTH PARTIES SUCK!!! They BOTH serve only THEMSELVES, big money, wall street, banks, corporations, special interests. My gosh WAKE UP! Political parties have DESTROYED our Country. They have done NOTHING but divide US – the People – into groups and pit us against each other. They do this for THEIR BENEFIT, not the People.

    As Americans, we owe our loyalty to the CONSTITUTION and our COUNTRY. We owe NOTHING to political parties, elected officials, or GOVERNMENT.

    You think YOU’RE so smart…stop listening to politicians, political parties, and government.

    You are to be pitied, you think you’re so educated, but all you are is a willing pawn. No party or politician cares anything for any voter, they are just a vote. Courted when they are needed, ignored when they aren’t. You fall for it each and every time.

    “From the Center for Responsive Politics donations to U.S. politicians from Monsanto’s Political Action Committee known as Monsanto Citizenship Fund between 2002 and the first quarter of 2012. House: Total to Democrats: $237,202 Total to Republicans: $364,000 Senate: Total to Democrats: $106,953 Total to Republicans: $201,100″ http://occupy-monsanto.com/monsantos-pac-contributions-to-members-of-congress-2002-2012/

    “Throwing around a few grand here & few grand there to buy off politicians is really nickels & dimes compared to the vast amount of money Monsanto has spent lobbying Congress. Over the last 10 years Monsanto has spent over $52 million dollars making sure they get the most favorable legislation possible. Of that $52 million, nearly $11 million was paid to outside lobbying firms (listed below) to lobby on behalf of Monsanto, while the rest of the total (over $40 million) was spent on Monsanto’s staff lobbyists.” http://occupy-monsanto.com/monsantos-lobbying-expenses-2002-2012/

    The results? More pesticides, more GMOs, and more of why we will Occupy Monsanto this fall!

  • Bettye Cates

    Yes! You’re getting my point! Why should you and I have to dig deeper into our pockets to fund the social programs needed to fix our country’s problems, when big corporations like Monsanto are getting huge tax breaks and subsidies, that they clearly don’t need, since they are spending millions of dollars buying elections, and influencing votes, with false information ads, to keep people, who want and deserve the right to know if they are eating poison or not, from passing laws requiring labeling? The Tea Party Republicans (and about half as many Democrat legislators, as you can see again by the numbers you quoted above) are totally in bed with the big corporations that can outspend all of us peon voters a million times over, and they are pulling all the strings in our political system today.

    I was thinking I was going to change my voter registration until last week, when I discovered a FB page for ‘Radical Republican Progressives,’ and I discovered there are other registered Republicans LIKE ME (I was embarrassed to admit that until now) who see what the Tea Party has done to political accountability in our country, and are vowing to take control of the Republican party back! The Tea party has given us the name of ‘RINO,’ standing for ‘Republican In Name Only,’ and I am proud to say I am one! This is what I commented on their page on 11/16/13,”You mean I don’t have to change my voter registration after all? I was beginning to think I was a Unicorn! A lone mystical, mythical Republican with unconditional love for Humanity and the Earth, and a serious point to make. Now I discover I’m a RINO, and not the only one! Validation in my faith in humanity. Yea!”

    If you hate how companies like Monsanto are endangering our lives, and destroying our country and political system, you might be a RINO too! Why wait until next fall to march against Evil Monsanto, when there is another march on May 24th, 2014 all around the world. Check out the ‘March Against Monsanto’ Facebook page, and ‘Like’ it to get updates and breaking info.

    Amazing… Looks like we may not be so different after all!

  • Bettye Cates

    Yes! You’re getting my point! Why should you and I have to dig deeper into our pockets to fund the social programs needed to fix our country’s problems, when big corporations like Monsanto are getting huge tax breaks and subsidies, that they clearly don’t need, since they are spending millions of dollars buying elections, and influencing votes, with false information ads, to keep people, who want and deserve the right to know if they are eating poison or not, from passing laws requiring labeling? The Tea Party Republicans (and about half as many Democrat legislators, as you can see again by the numbers you quoted above) are totally in bed with the big corporations that can outspend all of us peon voters a million times over, and they are pulling all the strings in our political system today.

    I was thinking I was going to change my voter registration until last week, when I discovered a FB page for ‘Radical Republican Progressives,’ and I discovered there are other registered Republicans LIKE ME (I was embarrassed to admit that until now) who see what the Tea Party has done to political accountability in our country, and are vowing to take control of the Republican party back! The Tea party has given us the name of ‘RINO,’ standing for ‘Republican In Name Only,’ and I am proud to say I am one! This is what I commented on their page on 11/16/13,”You mean I don’t have to change my voter registration after all? I was beginning to think I was a Unicorn! A lone mystical, mythical Republican with unconditional love for Humanity and the Earth, and a serious point to make. Now I discover I’m a RINO, and not the only one! Validation in my faith in humanity. Yea!”

    If you hate how companies like Monsanto are endangering our lives, and destroying our country and political system, you might be a RINO too! Why wait until next fall to march against Evil Monsanto, when there is another march on May 24th, 2014 all around the world. Check out the ‘March Against Monsanto’ Facebook page, and ‘Like’ it to get updates and breaking info.

    Amazing… Looks like we may not be so different after all!

  • Bettye Cates

    Interesting… Looks like this site has now censored my last response to you twice, so I am not wasting my time with you any more. I am now assuming you must be a paid blogger for Glen Beck, and therefore able to delete comments when they disagree with your propaganda, and you know that you have been beaten, point by point. No problem. I was sick of this conversation already anyway. You are still a bellicose bigot, and the fruit of your spiritual tree still stinks! Have a nice life!

  • Bettye Cates

    Interesting… Looks like this site has now censored my last response to you twice, so I am not wasting my time with you any more. I am now assuming you must be a paid blogger for Glen Beck, and therefore able to delete comments when they disagree with your propaganda, and you know that you have been beaten, point by point. No problem. I was sick of this conversation already anyway. You are still a bellicose bigot, and the fruit of your spiritual tree still stinks! Have a nice life!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, I DO appreciate your sentiment. I am not republican or a rino. Our established political parties and MOST of our elected officials are too corrupt for me to support them. Our federal government is illegitimate because it ignores the Constitution. Too many of our federal laws are in areas where the Constitution does NOT delegate the federal government ANY power. I follow the Constitution – as it was written – the meaning of it as understood by those who ratified it. I am a New Federalist – too long an explanation for here. We are dedicated to the Constitution, the principles and ideals of our founding documents. Our current parties DON’T serve the People. The Platform of the New Federalist Party is a plan that removes corruption from our federal government and returns it to the one established by the Constitution. Limited federal government, removing the influence of money in our political system, restoring state powers, returning to the People the reins and control of our government.

    I am glad you’ve found a ‘home.’ I know all too well the feeling of having NO elected representation.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, I DO appreciate your sentiment. I am not republican or a rino. Our established political parties and MOST of our elected officials are too corrupt for me to support them. Our federal government is illegitimate because it ignores the Constitution. Too many of our federal laws are in areas where the Constitution does NOT delegate the federal government ANY power. I follow the Constitution – as it was written – the meaning of it as understood by those who ratified it. I am a New Federalist – too long an explanation for here. We are dedicated to the Constitution, the principles and ideals of our founding documents. Our current parties DON’T serve the People. The Platform of the New Federalist Party is a plan that removes corruption from our federal government and returns it to the one established by the Constitution. Limited federal government, removing the influence of money in our political system, restoring state powers, returning to the People the reins and control of our government.

    I am glad you’ve found a ‘home.’ I know all too well the feeling of having NO elected representation.

  • Mike Nelson

    Go back and re-read your first post, lady, and tell me if it was said to you, that you would take it as “educational” rather than confrontational.

    I don’t have time to read your wall of text, and if you need to come here for an outlet that your vast priesthood fails to provide, I suggest you spend more time using your two ears in proper proportion to your one, big mouth.

    Your assumptions are asinine, as is your rhetoric, presentation, and the amount of time you have spent here, trying to convince yourself of… whatever you’re talking about.

    I don’t buy your crap.

  • Mike Nelson

    Go back and re-read your first post, lady, and tell me if it was said to you, that you would take it as “educational” rather than confrontational.

    I don’t have time to read your wall of text, and if you need to come here for an outlet that your vast priesthood fails to provide, I suggest you spend more time using your two ears in proper proportion to your one, big mouth.

    Your assumptions are asinine, as is your rhetoric, presentation, and the amount of time you have spent here, trying to convince yourself of… whatever you’re talking about.

    I don’t buy your crap.

  • Bettye Cates

    Thank you too, and I will have to research the ‘New Federalist’ ideology. I don’t know yet if I am a RINO, since I still don’t know exactly what makes them different from Democrats, but from what I’ve seen so far, they are Republicans who are progressive enough to care about all people, and that feels good to me.

    I never cared much about Politics at all until I saw Bush push our country to the brink of destruction, and at the time, change was better than allowing the same control freaks to continue trying to legislate their morality, while giving free reign to big money special interest groups who were taking huge risks with our future, and hiding the evidence of their dangerous agenda under the political rug. When Facebook asked me for my Political views, even though I’ve been a registered Republican for over 3 decades, the best I could say was ”
    Political Views – Non Party – I think we should be able to vote for politicians based on their character and wisdom, and for individual issues separately based on our own beliefs and understanding. The whole ‘Party Political system’ is inherently flawed!”

    My beliefs and ideas about what would be best for the future of our country, and it’s place in the greater Global community, don’t fit perfectly in any party platform, so I have been forced to side with what I saw to be the lesser of the 2 evils, just to have a voice that would count.

    My highest moral compass is “Does it feel like it resonates with LOVE and COMPASSION?” If it doesn’t, I’m against it! I currently wish I lived in California, because I would be voting for Marianne Williamson in a heartbeat!

    Too many people get caught up in the ‘Win/Lose’ polarity of politics as if it is a Football rivalry, when there are real lives at stake, and it is but by the Grace of God that those on top are not at that point struggling at the bottom.

    I have experienced this life from both sides of the coin, but I’ve never been on welfare, or had any assistance available, because I had no illegitimate kids to care for. I just dug myself deep into credit debt, working 40-80 hours a week, sometimes paying over $3,000 a year in fees to stay employed, keeping up professional appearances, while emptying buckets of rain water from my bedroom closet under the leaking roof. I believe there is valid wisdom in ‘Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs.’ It is only when the basic needs of survival are met that people can begin to rise above the mundane necessities of life to ‘Self Actualize.’

    Desperate people do desperate things. A father who’s children are starving is more likely to use a gun to steal from others to provide for his family. But if those kids are fed, clothed, with a roof over their head, and given access to education, then that father will hopefully try to do SOMETHING constructive to contribute to society if given the opportunity. Granted there are those who will take advantage of any situation, but to throw the baby out with the bath water, just because some might abuse a system, seems heartless and self-destructive to me.

    As Louise Hay has said, there is plenty enough food on this planet for everyone. People are not starving because of a lack of food, but for a lack of love.

    I wish peace and prosperity to you! I hope that others like us, who thought we were standing on opposite sides of the fence because of semantics and assumptions, come to realize that we are all in this boat together, and we can ultimately make it better for all, by working together! Mitakuye Oyasin! Lakota Prayer meaning, ‘We are all related!’

  • Bettye Cates

    The truth doesn’t change just because you don’t want to hear it. I stand by everything I wrote, and especially the post that you deleted twice so others could not be enlightened, which only proves that you are, indeed, a paid commentator on this site, hired to silence those who would ask others to think for themselves. If anyone here reads the entire comment string between us with an open and honest mind, then it is pretty clear who is the bully, and who is a seeker of truth. Done!

  • Mike Nelson

    Thanks for this interaction; every once in a while I need to see that there are people out there who are actually that stupidly blind.

    The bully is the one who comes to a site they know they disagree with to pick a fight (you), who doesn’t speak to others as they wish to be spoken to (you), and who thinks the world is out to get them because they fail at technology (you… again and again).

    I’d say that you think pretty highly of yourself, but that’s obviously not true, or you wouldn’t have come here like you did, so I’ll say this: you have a lot of gall to call yourself a seeker of truth, or even to think that you’re truthful in seeking, and your juvenile manner of beginning, maintaining, and attempting to end (which I predict will fail, when you re-post again) an “educational experience” illustrates nothing so much as your unsuitability to hold any position of priesthood outside of, perhaps, an anarchist cult, because you’re a close-minded bigot with a chip on her shoulder, who can’t find a worthy example to lead by, let alone lead by that example.

    Truth begins with oneself, every time, and your truth begins with taking from others, NOT giving to the needy.

    Check & Mate, have a nice life.

  • Bettye Cates

    This came across my email today in a petition to bar Former Monsanto Lawyer, and unscrupulous Monsanto plant in the Supreme Court, from illegally abusing the notoriety of his position, to speak at a Federalist fund raiser.

    “On Thursday, November 14, 2013 Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas headlined a fundraiser for the Federalist Society- a conservative think tank that is connected to the most powerful conservatives in Washington. By helping to raise funds for the Federalist Society, Justice Thomas is in clear violation of Canon 4C of the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges, which bars federal judges from using the prestige of their judicial office for fundraising purposes and specifically states that, “a judge may not be a speaker, a guest of honor, or featured on the program” of a fundraising event.”

    Monsanto is a far more dangerous threat to the survival, and future of food production for ALL Americans, than feeding hungry children will ever be, since once the Bees are gone, we will be too, in as little as 5 years (according to Einstein, and common sense). The money Monsanto spends bribing politicians to vote in favor of their profits over human life, alone, would go a long way towards keeping you and I from having to come out of pocket to fund programs that would help us all live better lives, and that’s not taking into account the subsidies and tax breaks that they don’t deserve in the first place!

    The friend of my enemy is my enemy, so I could not, in good conscience, support ANY political ideology that would hold up Clarence Thomas as a decent human being, much less as someone to represent their deadly agenda. If you hate Monsanto, and you are still parroting the conservative agenda, with all due respect, your loyalties are supporting the bad guys!

  • Anonymous

    Your last comment addressed many points, I haven’t had a chance to compose a response.

    The New Federalist Party is not connected to the Federalist Society, The Federalist Papers, or any other ‘Federalist’ group.

    Our Platform is not conservative or liberal – it follows the Constitution and the other Founding documents. Our name is a nod to the very first political party – the Federalists – and to signal a return to federalism – the division of supreme powers between the state governments and the central government.

    This is our Forward:

    The Sections and their respective Articles in this document represent the hard work and determination of the average citizens’ engagement in the process to correct the course and heading in which an unchecked United States Federal Government has led the citizenry to become powerless through political prowess, deception and encouraged the ignorance of the citizenry. The New Federalist Party seeks a return to an enlightened and politically active citizenry. The New Federalist Party seeks to correct alterations and usurpations made by those in power within our Constitutional Republic. These grievances come as a direct result of a two party system which has completely and blatantly ignored their duty to the People. Instead choose to serve themselves and each other on a case by case basis.
    The New Federalist Party wishes to take corrective measures, place accountability where it belongs and demand responsibility from those who seek public office. The Party seeks to draw distinct and very clear lines between acceptable and unacceptable behavior and actions by The Federal Government based solely on The Constitution of The United States of America.
    The party does not stray from this in any way, shape or form. Nor does it condone or value any individual who does; as those doing so are nothing less than committing acts of treason against the People of The United States of America. Such individuals in any branch of our Government represent a Clear and Present Danger to our nation, our people and our very way of life.
    – Bret Copley – Founding Member of The New Federalist Party

    The Party believes the federal government should act ONLY on its Constitutionally enumerated powers. EVERYTHING not listed in the Constitution belongs to the states and the People. ONLY Congress can make laws – all federal agency and department regulations are UNCONSTITUTIONAL because they DIDN’T come from Congress. SCOTUS has NO authority to make law – their rulings are OPINIONS only.

    I don’t think you WOULD like our Party because we believe in the LIMITED federal government our Founders established with the Constitution. We believe there is NO interpretation of the Constitution – it means the SAME thing today that it meant when it was ratified (except for amendments).

    You can CALL those beliefs conservative, but they AREN’T. They are CONSTITUTIONAL beliefs, they are the ORIGINAL foundations of our Country.

    I don’t hate monsanto, I don’t like those in our government who are supposed to be serving the People to be serving banks, wall street, big corps, special interests, political parties, and the FED. If you want welfare, it HAS to come from the state; if you want social security, it HAS to come from the state; if you want healthcare/insurance it HAS to come from the state. The STATES are the ONLY ones who have that power. Education, labor, marriage, abortion, marijuana – they are STATE powers.

  • Guest

    You are so sure they are wrong and you are right, that you come in here and attack them while pushing your belief on them. That is obvious from your posts here. Do you think you will persuade anyone by attacking them? Do you think they don’t have the right to believe what they do? You are in no position to lecture anyone about reason as you don’t seem to be acquainted with it yourself.

  • Bettye Cates

    Whew! OK, we are not really so far apart, since I do think that the Federal Govt. should give States more control over many of the issues you mention. My concern, though, is that it opens up the opportunity for corruption and increased human suffering on a state by state basis, and many of the states with the poorest populations are very Red states. There are no perfect answers in all this, which is why I tend to err on the side of compassion over legislation, and I keep trying to get people to see that we have the power to manifest a world we would all like to live in, if we use the power of our collective consciousness for the good of all. I have never much liked politics. I am much more comfortable in the realm of Spirit! Wishing you a very blessed holiday season!

  • Anonymous

    You are going to get a fax WILL.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Holy cow that first gun has to be the biggest hand gun I have ever seen.

  • Anonymous

    So now that my brain is in hyper drive and I’m ready for a drive-by to the MOON for a HULK SLAM. On 9/10/2001 Rumsfeld gave a press conference stating 2.3 trillion US dollars “vanished”. Well we all know about the “tragedy” on 9/11 and how the Pentagon was “hit by a plane” right where those records are kept showing the paper trail, along with 160 personnel that would know about the paper trail. (insert image below here) do not wish to get into that right now.

    What I do want to get into is a “hypothetical”. 2.3 trillion US dollars divided by .5 million US dollars = 4.6 million grams of high yield hafnium.

  • Anonymous

    the ‘I” was for (see picture)

  • Anonymous

    or if you prefer mr kerry. i’m not even FVCKING around

  • Anonymous

    D.C. makes me want to vomit

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSs6eKmTCDY

    I get THAT button I’m blowing it into OBLIVION !!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    WAKE UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO FVCKING SAY THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I want to get a modified 1895 in that caliber for mama wild hogs, You can’t eat them, they are that riddled with worms and diseases, and they breed like crazy (growing wild hog problem down south here), so I want to send meat chunks flying, cut off the head and mount it (if it has a head of interest). The younger ones, 150 lbs and under, are good table fare, those you can eat. That round (.50 Alaskan) will just blow a younger wild hogs head off and it will bleed out quite thoroughly :)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Here we got a problem with Black Bears and we cannot shoot them unless we can prove that are life is in danger. Which is not much comfort in the summer picking sweet corn in a field when the boss seen one the night before in that same field. It makes a guy wish he had a large weapon that can take it down in one shot. Well I will send my prayers your way.

  • Anonymous

    I could certainly use prayer, thank you. Well here in ‘bama supposedly we have cougars running around, you’re not allowed to shoot those, I never even seen sign. Bobcats on the other hand, we have those. Black bears are generally shy, its a mama with cubs that would be a danger. I miss the sweet corn from Ohio, wow that is some good corn, I suppose the same grows in Pa. We get ours shipped from Florida down south and some local growers too, it just doesn’t compare. Covered with butter, course ground black pepper and sea salt, sigh. Good stuff. I grew my own in Ohio, just a couple rows. Here in ‘bama those plants would just wilt and never reach maturity.

  • Anonymous

    Hey numbnuts, THIS earth age is approximately 6000 years old. Going back 6000 years to the 6th day (Genesis 1:26,27) MANKIND, and 8th day (Genesis 2:7) ADAM (the seed where CHRIST would come through) of recreation the human population would only need to double every 200 YEARS to get to the close to 7 billion we have today. And FVCK your university, assh0le !!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hey numbnuts, THIS earth age is approximately 6000 years old. Going back
    6000 years to the 6th day (Genesis 1:26,27) MANKIND, and 8th day
    (Genesis 2:7) ADAM (the seed where CHRIST would come through) of
    recreation the human population would only need to double every 200
    YEARS to get to the close to 7 billion we have today. And FVCK your
    university, assh0le !!!!!!! wow a two for oner

  • Anonymous

    I’ll stick with the confused non believer for now

  • WASP

    You on drugs?
    want them to say hi? :)

  • WASP

    this is getting rather old, but it’s a good one, because it is indeed REALITY. You probably don’t have the balls or the guts to do so, but your blood is on your own head, I tried waking YOU up.

    real simple deal,

    right click, open in new window

    right click, open in new window :)

    as many as you think you can handle, have hell say hello since you think it is all rubbish, get the right ECHO going, 1.4 seconds apart works, so does .7, you want LATIN? YOU WANT ESPERANTO? The FVCKERS will howl at you in any language you want, they are indeed BOUND for now. You just need to get the right echo going, it will get adjusted on its own, have fun COWARD. OPEN TEN or TWENTY or as many as you think. I swear to GOD in Heaven you change your tune. OR HELL will swallow you WHOLE. I’m done preaching to you you unbelieving pr!ck.

    You really can’t handle this, but for your own good, enjoy :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

  • WASP

    heca by the way, in this instance is not 8 its ↓

  • Mike Nelson

    Well, with a presentation like this, how could you fail to gain influence?

    Yessir, I can see it clearly: you are a Godly man from whom all who witness can learn both love and humility. As for myself, I found the testament to your faith somewhere between the parts where you called me “numbnuts” and “assh0le.

    Christianity FAIL, on every level.

  • B D

    What an utter load of nonsense. Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson on youtube instead and actually get some truth, instead of this load of hogwash from Joe Prince.

  • B D

    Get a grip on reality. That ancient silliness belongs in the past along with their ideas about a flat earth and demons causing milk to spoil.

  • B D

    W O W…..Beck does attract some real nutters.

  • B D

    Bettye, you’ve made a number of excellent points. Really. I’m impressed. You have a good head on your shoulders. Your religious beliefs aside (and even there your thinking is commendable) it’s easy to see that you’re a true thinker who’s endeavoring to sort things out. Good for you.

  • B D

    I have the strangest urge to flush a toilet after reading that silly crap you wrote GenWISP. lolol

  • B D

    And again, a simple FLUSH is all that’s required to provide an appropriate reply to the carp you spewed GenWISP.

  • B D

    I thought I flushed the toilet?

  • B D

    Bettye, you just hit another home run. Well said.

  • B D

    You’re right. Lakeside has his head buried in the sand.

  • Bettye Cates

    Thank you, BD, for your kind and thoughtful words. I understand your mistrust of all concepts “Religious.’ I, too, have vilified those who would espouse their Religious myths as the only Truth worthy of consideration, which is why I now claim NO organized Religion, but only a personal connection and communication with Spirit directly, which is very real to me, and a growing number of others who were formerly quite jaded by the hypocrisy of singular and exclusive belief sets.

    I spent most of my life with my head in the sand, choosing to defer to others who, I assumed knew more than me, and trusted to make decisions that were best for all, because I didn’t want to trouble my mind with such divisive and contentious issues as politics. Therefore, I have to acknowledge my own contribution to the devastation that our country had sunk into by the end of the Bush era, because we left the wolves in control of the hen house for so long.

    My involvement in the Harmonic Concordance in 2003 opened my eyes to the power of the ‘Collective Consciousness,’ and these concepts have been percolating in my mind ever since, where interconnections between other thought streams have only recently begun to gel into a more cohesive whole. I now understand that we are all creating the reality we are living in by the thoughts we allow ourselves to focus attention on. Complaining about the things we see as ‘wrong’ only creates more of the experience of that which is wrong (A Course in Miracles, The Law of Attraction, The Secret, Abraham-Hicks, Kryon, The Isaiah Scroll, etc.). It is a classic manifestation of ‘self-fulfilling prophecy,’ yet that is the way humans have been thinking since the beginning of the modern era, which means, to me, the era going back about 6,000 years.

    In Gregg Braden’s most recent book, “Deep Truth,” he reports on the ruins of previous civilizations going back over 15,000 years, where they have found no evidence that their cultures lived in conflict, or practiced anything resembling war. I believe we can manifest a planet of Peace and abundance for all, when those intent on embodying Love outnumber those who would prefer to remain mired in the duality of hatred of ‘The Other,’ whomever that other may be.

    The channellings of Kryon say that the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 was the beginning of the process of humanity CHOOSING a higher destiny for life on this planet than the destruction the Ancients were warning of. It was then that the souls of humans, both in the flesh, and in spirit, were polled to see if we wanted to run recklessly down the prophesied path, or recognize the power of the ‘Creative God Spark’ within each of us, to manifest a destiny beyond expectations. We chose to change our destiny, and the Indigo and Crystaline children, who have been incarnating since that time, came in specifically to shift the energy on the planet towards compassion for all.

    Though I did feel a shift at that time, I knew nothing about it until the Harmonic Concordance, which was understood to be the turning point between the ‘book-ends’ of the Harmonic Convergence, and the ‘Cycling of the Mayan Calendar,’ which may very well have fulfilled the Mayan prophecies of ‘The end of life on Earth as we know it,’ had we, collectively, not shifted to a higher perception of reality. We are still not out of the woods yet, which is why Spirit seems to be pushing me to speak out when I would prefer to hide in the shadows. Yet the truth is gaining recognition, and I do have faith that there is hope for humanity yet, and that we can manifest a world we will all want to live in, through the power of our collective will.

    May Peace and Abundance find its way into your life, and mine, and all others in our corner of the universe, as we make this up together going forward! Mitakuye Oyasin! We are all related!

  • Anonymous

    The pot calling the kettle black, You really are a self righteous pr!ck, that’s okay, a weasel like yourself don’t belong on the front lines engaging HELL anyway. I can’t even find your last comment to me so I will tell you to GO FVCK YOURSELF here. Elijah KILLED prophets of Baal, you know that right? We are in the point of time in this country for that very thing to happen once again, cowards like you make me want to VOMIT. So we quote from 300 now, lol. You really are a pathetic joke.

  • Anonymous

    Oh its clear now, you are FVCKING humanist. You really are a confused individual. Denying Jesus Christ “GOD IS BIGGER” secular humanist drivel. Why bother with the likes of you, you already are a child of Gehenna. Jesus Christ is God’s salvation plan you idiot, you completely missed the point. Sorry if I can’t say it “nice”. You are a confused Christ denier bound for HELL period. Enjoy your journey. It ends dramatically.

  • Anonymous

    Nope its not. We are in the tribulation, then 1000 year reign of Christ, then a final battle, then new heavens and new Earth :) There is no such thing as a “death bed” for believers. I cant wait to kick some ass at Armageddon personally.

    “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

  • Anonymous

    Go FVCK YOURSELF

  • Anonymous

    Ah here we go, I did actually find your post, how about GO FVCK YOURSELF ASSHOLE, I hate God’s enemies period, I’m about that. Maybe some of you WAKE THE HELL UP. Humility? I couldn’t give two flips about “me” “myself” or “I”,
    I Curse what needs cursing, and what I do IS out of love.

    So again , with sugar on top, GO FVCK YOURSELF. Better yet DIE TO SELF, you really can’t do that one I bet, FVCK hell, I’m ready to dive into the very bowels of it and eviscerate Satan himself, I am so tired of the Sh!t. You wouldn’t know Godly if it hit you in the face, Christ denier.

  • Anonymous

    Yes lets do that, lets talk about a HECACUBE and its little HYPERBOLE. Or TIME RIFTS, or how the SUN CAST OFF a third of its SURFACE a few months ago, and how SATURN is sucking up the CME’s.

    How WORMHOLES are emitting form the SUN.

    Yes let’s study “science”.

    WAKE THE FVCK UP !!!! Science hits you square in the face and testifies of GOD and you children of GEHENNA still deny it. Can you SEE the wormholes? A third part of the sun CASTING off? You see all the twisting magnetic fields? Signs of the times. Here go study some more “science”.

    Have a good SOHO Image archive study and see the weirdness that is the SUN these days. Or would you rather shoot that piehole off with NOTHING to back up what you say, you stupid щother fVcker. Yes let’s do “science”. Fvcking weirdo. You don’t even know what “science” is.

    http://www.spaceweather.com/

    http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

    here some on SATURN, satan’s planet, it really is a dwarf sun, a FREAK show of FREAKS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIlul8poPcY

  • B D

    Beck attracts you mentally unstable people in droves.

  • B D

    Satan is after you GenWISP. You cannot hide.

  • Mike Nelson

    Perhaps that makes two of us… but at least I’m looking.

    So, why the name-calling and labeling? It only identifies you as a poor role model for the values you claim to extol and support, if indeed you’re a believer (which neither your words, nor actions, would indicate), which is the same reason I responded to the original poster in this thread; neither arrogance, nor ego, are proper platforms from which to proselytize.

    …and since you don’t know… responding to several 2 week old posts just to pick a fight (in God’s name), and get a cheap thrill by name-calling someone who you’ll (sadly) never face, is pretty much the same thing as proudly identifying yourself as a rubber knife ganger (for whatever you claim to support), and proving your dedication by doing a very brave drive by shouting. Sad.

  • Anonymous

    That suppose to spook me now? Have hell say hi yet? Despite what you think or how I say it, I actually care whether you go to hell or not. Go on humor me, do at least three windows at once, be sure to space them 1 second apart. Its okayyyyyy they won’t bite, at least not yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7TG8JvoKZY

  • Anonymous

    whatever, fvck off dude

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    perhaps some secular video clips that you can practice on, here is also a good one to practice “echo’s” on, You probably are typing your crap from an iphone huh? or am I talking to punk zit faced teenager, I forget not everyone blogging is an adult.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Lft6EQh-Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Lft6EQh-Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Lft6EQh-Y

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Lft6EQh-Y

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know, to make it real. So BOOM, here we are, all the bullshit between us GONE, no? I have no arrogance, nor ego, God gets the Glory, and I like storming Hell and ripping it asunder. I do not apologize for who I am. “rubber knife ganger” that’s a joke,” drive-by shouting”, good one. I tend to PARK for awhile :)

    here listen to some music…. the guy shot those hogs off the hip ↓ goodstuff

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx66ys4JG5o

  • Anonymous

    No shit he is after me, I held the twisted Mother FVCKER by its throat and cut off his head.

  • Anonymous

    Go fvck yourself again

  • Anonymous

    I’ll just respond with this handle since i’m scrolling through your remarks, what are you like `17? 18? what? I don’t want to be cussing out a kid.

  • Anonymous

    Hi FVCK face.

  • Anonymous

    well down the delusional rabbit hole we will go,

  • B D

    Can’t ask you to do the same because you don’t even have the balls to accept reality. Have fun living in your own little private made-up apocalyptic fantasy world. If you buy enough Beck merchandise, he may come and play with you some Saturday afternoon. Cya nutso.

  • B D

    Satan’s getting closer to you. Watch out nutter!

  • B D

    I knew it. An Alabama Bible Belt superstitious nutter. LOL

  • B D

    Closer! Satan has your IP Address! 69.162.90

  • B D

    CLOSER!!!

  • B D

    CLOSER STILL!!!

  • B D

    You first nutso! LOLOL

  • B D

    A gun nutter as well? No surprise there! lololol

  • B D

    LOOKOUT SCREWBALL!

  • Anonymous

    no problem

  • B D

    OOOH!

  • B D

    LOOKOUT NUTTER!

  • B D

    You’re a cry baby, just like your hero.

  • GenSnowdawg

    want that from a different angle, you NUKED bitch

  • B D

    You’re not in Alabama. You’re in Irving TX, at Glenn Beck’s business location. OOPS! Does Glenn know he’s paying you to dick about on his message board??? 69.162.90.123

  • WASP

    that it? You that slow LMAO

  • B D

    Jon, is that you? Someone in Glenn’s company is behaving very badly. 69.162.90.123

  • WASP

    well?

  • WASP

    some background music for your enjoyment…. while you are toying with pics. I really am a nice guy :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eREl9_etm0o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHWemvrAC5w

  • WASP

    the time stamps alone should drive you nuts

  • WASP

    enjoy some scenery

  • WASP

    He doing it LOL

  • WASP

    nah guns bore me

  • B D

    GenWASP, does Glenn know you’re playing when you should be working?

  • WASP

    this is starting to get boring as well

  • WASP

    Glenn Beck really does let the nuts run amuck on this website

  • WASP

    dang caps and all, wait for it

  • B D

    Then you better get back to work on those floors. You know Glenn likes things tidy at Mercury Studios.

  • WASP

    Looking I am

  • WASP

    Nope alabama, he should pay me, I”LL TAKE THE TIP JAR !!!!

  • WASP

    If you hit me up don’t forget the greygoose

  • WASP

    nice lets see what i can do with that, WEIRD►Ŏ is the ANTICHRIST afterall, amazing we are actually working together now. LMAO

  • WASP

    he’s a pussy

  • WASP

    that’s white anglo saxon penetcostal to you, nothing “superstitious” about me, you cretin

  • WASP

    Ya that’s me alright, NSA, CIA, FBI all watch it :)
    LIKE I GIVE A FVCK

  • WASP

    seriously i’m suppose to freak now? LMAO, ewwwww, I should get a paycheck from GLENN however. For dealing with you NUTJOBS.

  • WASP

    oh i remember what I wanted to post as well, The 33rd’s CAN GO TO HELL !!!!! They are already in it !!!!

  • Anonymous

    wow that all for me, “scratching head” does it have a built in gun range?

  • Anonymous

    who the heck is “Jon” you really are confused at this point huh? I forgot already what pic i wanted to post, oh yeah, if nominated i’ll run if elected i’ll serve, this country can do with a president that actually has a pair. AND FVCK (((District of ISIS))) with CHI Χ χ Ξ ξ. I’m thinking Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas SUCCEEDING, Maybe Florida, Tennessee as well, then of course Oklahoma, well you get the picture. Pardon my french, D.C. can go FVCK itself.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the enjoyable debate, you really are a FREAK. Really, my I.P. traces to Beck, interesting. Wow, what a shocker.

  • Anonymous

    “you don’t even have the balls to accept reality”

    clearly YOU don’t, you twisted FREAK

  • Anonymous

    Might as well rip Satan’s head to shreds whilst I’m at it. Oh wait did that.

  • Anonymous

    I really should get payed, I’m getting pissed now

    BD have a Happy Thanksgiving?

  • Anonymous

    You sure did Sh!t all over this link whilst I was out.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Tell Beck we are out of coffee again LOL! I mean really it looks like the moderators missed a troll in their troll round up.

  • WASP
  • B D

    But you said guns bore you. OOPS

  • Anonymous

    they do asswipe, be great if Beck was doing a hit piece on gun control and I would be blasting away in the background with my 45-70, would be funny, dust all coming down in the studio and all :)

  • Anonymous

    Is there a reason why your “activity” is private you coward? or lemme guess you are HP lovencraft or whatever the hell that nick was. The troll that trolls old links on “glenn blech”. “scratching head” well no one can say I don’t give a fvck. Id’e add you, but your “private”.

  • Anonymous

    la dee dah la dee dah

  • Anonymous

    you might like this one weirdo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqi5F5MqqTQ

  • Anonymous

    Well for his sake, I hope so. If he accepts the Salvation Gospel of Jesus Christ over the Mormon doctrine, It is a minefield I’m stepping into now. One I’m sure you will exploit. I have a copy of the Book of Mormon somewhere’s.

    A pair of young ladies going door to door handed it off to me back in the 80′s. I did read some of it. I don’t know what to make of it. Beck does unify people.
    And I honestly believe he is under divine providence, about the only “Mormon” issue I’m wrestling with at the moment is the two wife thing, I really can’t find anything in the Bible against it. My wife thinks otherwise though, we are arguing a “hypothetical”.

  • Anonymous

    I have stuff I built with my own hands on Mars. Mars was once a thriving planet, there are ancient ruins on Mars, grow a brain and do some research, you claim to know “science” and yet you seem to be quite ignorant. Explain to me a “hecacube”. I can 3d print one, along with its little hyperbole. The sh!t is about to get real. God gives revelations to his own. If the Lord tarries, man has the capability NOW to teraform Mars. You have any knowledge at all about “science”? Go on Google “hecacube hyberbole” rut-oh, new 411.

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’ll see ya all LATER.

  • Bettye Cates

    Well, BD, it appears our paid blogger friend (NOT) has deleted my response to your last comment, as he did to my last reply to him (though he replaced it after I called him out on it, which is why you were able to read and respond to it) so I will re-post one more time, so maybe you can read it before he wipes it out again. Ain’t censorship grand!

    Thank you, BD, for your kind and thoughtful words. I understand your mistrust of all concepts “Religious.” I, too, have vilified those who would espouse their Religious myths as the only Truth worthy of consideration, which is why I now claim NO organized Religion, but only a personal connection and communication with Spirit directly, which is
    very real to me, and a growing number of others who were formerly quite jaded by the hypocrisy of singular and exclusive belief sets.

    I spent most of my life with my head in the sand, choosing to defer to others who, I assumed knew more than me, and
    trusted to make decisions that were best for all, because I didn’t want to trouble my mind with such divisive and contentious issues as politics. Therefore, I have to acknowledge my own contribution to the devastation that
    our country had sunk into by the end of the Bush era, because we left the wolves in control of the hen house for so long.

    My involvement in the Harmonic Concordance in 2003 opened my eyes to the power of the Collective Consciousness,’ and these concepts have been percolating in my mind ever since, where interconnections between other thought streams have only recently begun
    to gel into a more cohesive whole. I now understand that we are all creating the reality we are living in by the thoughts we allow ourselves to focus attention on. Complaining about the things we see as ‘wrong’ only creates more
    of the experience of that which is wrong (A Course in Miracles, The Law of Attraction, The Secret, Abraham-Hicks, Kryon, The Isaiah Scroll, etc.). It is a classic manifestation of ‘self-fulfilling prophecy,’ yet that is the way humans have been thinking since the beginning of the modern era, which means, to me, the era going back about 6,000 years.

    In Gregg Braden’s most recent book, “Deep Truth,” he reports on the ruins of previous civilizations going
    back over 15,000 years, where they have found no evidence that their cultures lived in conflict, or practiced anything resembling war. I believe we can manifest a planet of Peace and abundance for all, when those intent on
    embodying Love outnumber those who would prefer to remain mired in the duality of hatred of ‘The Other,’ whomever that other may be.

    The channellings of Kryon say that the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 was the beginning of the process of humanity CHOOSING a higher destiny for life on this planet than the destruction the Ancients were warning of. It was then that the souls of humans, both in the flesh, and in spirit, were polled to see if we wanted to run recklessly down the prophesied path, or recognize the power of the ‘Creative God Spark’ within each of us, to manifest a destiny beyond expectations. We chose to change our
    destiny, and the Indigo and Crystaline children, who have been incarnating since that time, came in specifically to shift the energy on the planet towards compassion for all.

    Though I did feel a shift at that time, I knew nothing about it until the Harmonic Concordance, which was understood to be the turning point between the ‘book-ends’ of the Harmonic Convergence, and the ‘Cycling of the Mayan Calendar,’ which may very well have fulfilled the Mayan prophecies of ‘The end of life on Earth as we know it,’ had
    we, collectively, not shifted to a higher perception of reality. We are still not out of the woods yet, which is why Spirit seems to be pushing me to speak out when I would prefer to hide in the shadows. Yet the truth is gaining recognition, and I do have faith that there is hope for humanity yet, and that we can manifest a world we will all want to live in, through the power of our collective will.

    May Peace and Abundance find its way into your life, and
    mine, and all others in our corner of the universe, as we make this up together going forward! Mitakuye Oyasin! We are all related!

  • Anonymous

    Science has proven neither to be conclusive.

  • Country Girl

    it is actually the “strait” and narrow — meaning treacherous, difficult, etc.