Glenn Beck: Are we religious dummies?

GLENN: On TheBlaze.com today, one of the lead stories is are we religious dummies. Do we ‑‑ what do we know? What do we know? And I want to give, I want to give Stu this test. And don't worry, Stu, if you get a lot wrong because everybody gets ‑‑

STU: They get them all wrong. I'm terrible with this stuff.

GLENN: No, you're not.

STU: No, I am. I'm not.

GLENN: So you know, so you know, the majority of people get only about 40, 48%.

PAT: Of these, of these questions?

GLENN: I know, I had ‑‑

PAT: I don't believe that.

GLENN: That's true.

STU: I'm not going to be good. This is like a history ‑‑

GLENN: It's okay.

STU: I don't want to be the one ‑‑ give it to Jeffy. He's going to get them all wrong and we can laugh at him.

GLENN: We'll put both of you guys on. It really, honestly there's no shame in this. Most people don't know these questions. There's really no shame in this. Stu I think there is and I think that's why I'm being asked.

GLENN: I'm going to start with the easy ones. Public schoolteachers cannot lead class in prayer. True or false?

STU: Oh, okay. So they are more like ‑‑ they are not like religious history questions?

GLENN: Well, no, no. You'll see. Public schoolteachers cannot lead class in prayer. True or false?

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STU: No, not the More‑On Trivia music! I would say that they probably could, but they certainly don't. But I would say ‑‑ I would say, technically I would say they could do it.

PAT: Public schoolteachers lead, leading the kids in prayer? Well, no, that's ‑‑ it's unconstitutional.

GLENN: Unconstitutional. Can't do it.

PAT: Can't do that.

GLENN: An atheist is someone who does ‑‑

STU: They could do it. They would just be in violation of the Constitution.

PAT: They would be fired.

GLENN: Atheist is someone who does not believe in God. True or false?

STU: Does not believe in God? I would say that is true.

GLENN: Mother Teresa was a Catholic, true or false?

STU: Sure. I have no idea.

GLENN: You don't know? Jeffy, do you know?

STU: Don't know, don't care.

JEFFY: I want to say yes but I don't know for sure.

PAT: I think she was Presbyterian, wasn't she?

GLENN: She believed your soul went up on the roof and then you couldn't get it back down.

Moses was the biblical figure who led the exodus from Egypt, true or false?

PAT: Seriously, that's one of them?

GLENN: Yeah, 72%, only 72% of Americans know this. Do you know?

STU: I'm sorry. Say it again?

GLENN: Moses was the Bible figure who led the exodus from Egypt.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: Yes. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. True or false?

STU: Yes.

GLENN: 71% know that. The Constitution says government shall ‑‑

PAT: I thought it was Detroit. No?

GLENN: Government says ‑‑ Constitution says the government shall neither establish, nor interfere with religion.

STU: Well, federally, yes.

GLENN: Yes. Most people in Pakistan are Muslim, true or false?

PAT: That's a toughy.

STU: I would say yes.

PAT: That's true.

GLENN: The Golden Rule is not one of the Ten Commandments, true or false?

STU: The Golden Rule, thou shall not ‑‑

GLENN: Do unto others ‑‑

STU: Yeah, that's not a ten.

GLENN: The Koran is not the Islamic holy book. True or false?

STU: I feel ‑‑ all these feel like trick questions but I feel like it is the Islamic holy book.

GLENN: Yes, it is. The Koran is the Islamic holy book. Do you know how many people in America know that? And by the way, these are not true or false. In the actual survey they're multiple choice.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Yeah. The Koran is the Islamic holy book. What would you guess the percentage of Americans that say, oh, yeah, yeah, the Koran? Oh, yeah, it's Muslim?

STU: 75%?

PAT: It's got to be low now because you've set it up that way.

STU: Yeah.

PAT: I'd be amazed if it's anything over 3% of Americans.

STU: (Laughing).

GLENN: It is 54%.

PAT: That's pathetic.

GLENN: Only 54%.

PAT: That's sad. I mean, come on.

GLENN: Ramadan is the Islamic holy month. True or false?

PAT: Yes.

GLENN: 52% know that.

PAT: Joseph Smith was a Mormon. True or false?

STU: True.

PAT: Not initially.

STU: Not initially.

GLENN: Let's see. The Dalai Lama is a Buddhist.

STU: True.

PAT: True.

GLENN: Martin Luther inspired the reformation.

STU: True.

GLENN: Only 46% know that.

PAT: That's amazing.

GLENN: The Jewish Sabbath begins on Friday, Saturday or Sunday?

STU: Saturday.

JEFFY: Friday.

STU: Oh, yeah, because Friday ‑‑ right. Sunset to sundown? Right, okay.

GLENN: Only 45%. The four gospels are ‑‑

STU: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John.

PAT: Very good.

GLENN: 45% know that. Less than a third know, most people in Indonesia are... what religion?

STU: Indonesia? Less than a third? Wait, wait.

GLENN: Less than a third know this in America.

STU: Oh, okay. Most people in Indonesia ‑‑

GLENN: Most people in Indonesia are what religion?

STU: I would say Muslim.

GLENN: Muslim. Only 27% know that.

PAT: Wow.

GLENN: Public schoolteachers, can they read from the Bible as an example of literature?

STU: Technically they could, again, but I would say yes.

GLENN: 23% of the American people agree with you, and you would be correct. Now, Pat and I had an argument off the air that there's no teacher in America that would do that.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Can you imagine the heat?

STU: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: If you said, you know what good literature is? We're going to read the gospel of Mark.

PAT: Oh, they would be ‑‑ they would be drummed out of their job.

STU: I was thinking almost like you refer to it. But I mean, that's not literature, I guess. I would be surprised if anybody does that in a similar public school.

GLENN: True or false: Jonathan Edwards participated in the first great awakening?

STU: I know he's with that filmmaker and then they were ‑‑ they slept together and then he lost ‑‑ he already lost the campaign but then it was the Inquirer who ‑‑

PAT: There are two Americas. Why? Why?

GLENN: Let's say that John Edwards is channelling the original Jonathan Edwards.

PAT: The nice one with the really big house.

STU: So he was a remake? What was the question one more time?

GLENN: Jonathan Edwards participated in the first great awakening.

STU: Hmmm. I'm going to go with yes.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: A complete guess.

GLENN: Never heard of him? We talked about him before.

STU: You said Jonathan Edwards and you said great awakening and they said what are the odds that they just made up a name that he was not part of the great awakening. That's the reason I'm going to admit it.

GLENN: We've talked about him with Whitefield. Jonathan Edwards is the guy from Yale that was ‑‑ you don't care. And then this one I don't even ‑‑ this one I don't even know how to pronounce. The Maimonides.

STU: Maimonides, yep.

GLENN: Were Jewish, true or false.

PAT: Oh, the Maimonides?

GLENN: You know, the Maimonides. The fighting Maimonides.

PAT: We ran them out.

GLENN: Was a football team.

STU: I'm going to go with obviously ‑‑

PAT: I mean, please.

STU: Yea ‑‑

PAT: Don't even insult my intelligence. No.

GLENN: You are going to go with no?

PAT: Yes/no.

STU: Partially.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: I'm going to go with the Yoda answer? Yes? No, no ‑‑ yes.

GLENN: (Laughing).

PAT: No, no, yes.

GLENN: Would you like a lifeline on that?

PAT: Yeah, I'd like to phone a friend.

GLENN: Okay.

STU: Could we do a 50/50?

GLENN: Hello, Pat?

PAT: The Maimonides.

GLENN: I have no idea. You shouldn't have called me. The answer is yes.

PAT: Yes, yes. Yes.

STU: Obvious.

PAT: No, no.

GLENN: 8% knew that one.

PAT: I'm among them.

GLENN: Me, too.

PAT: I'm among the 92 who don't. I never heard of the Maimonides.

GLENN: Let's be honest. It's probably 97% that didn't. The other percentage was, I'm guessing, I have no idea.

PAT: Yes? Yes? No?

GLENN: That to me is astounding that only 55% know that the Golden Rule is not one of the Ten Commandments. If we would just put them in front of our courthouses again, we would know these things.

PAT: The interesting thing about this survey or this quiz, too, is that it seems to be set up to say that atheists, because they ‑‑ apparently they scored the best in this thing, so atheists have actually looked into religion and because they are smarter and they know more about any ‑‑ that's why they're atheists. 20.9% of atheists knew this stuff? Is that how that works?

GLENN: You know, but I don't think that's necessarily untrue if you got to your atheism because you said, I want to challenge. I don't think ‑‑ you know, whatever it is that you're challenged on, if you're not challenged, it doesn't lead you to atheism. It didn't me. Question with boldness the very existence of God.

PAT: And you looked into absolutely everything.

GLENN: Everything. I looked into all of them.

PAT: Everything.

STU: I wonder, too, if that's the ‑‑ I mean, because you are talking about things that are outside of your faith. If you're one of those faiths.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You might not know the answers about Indonesia.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: It might be things you looked into. But if you're an atheist, maybe you looked into all of them and you might know more about each one.

GLENN: I mean, you are just ‑‑ how many of us are the walking dead: Look, I don't have a problem if you're a Catholic or a Baptist or a Buddhist or whatever. I don't have a problem if you're an atheist. You be whatever you want, but just know it. Know why you are that. Don't just go through life sleeping. It's far too important. There is no choice, no choice bigger than, does God exist, what is my relationship to Him and is there a purpose for me. There's nothing. So why are you just walking through life as a zombie? Know it. Know it. You're better to be an agnostic.

PAT: Would you say there's a phrase that best describes that theory of yours? To know these things?

GLENN: Well, I ‑‑

PAT: Is there one historical figure maybe you think might have said something? I mean ‑‑

GLENN: Let me just pull this one out.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: Question with boldness even the very existence of God, for if there be a god, he must surely rather honest questioning over blindfolded fear.

PAT: How weird that you had something right there.

GLENN: Well, I had it right ‑‑

PAT: At the tip of your fingers.

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'Like Hunter Biden without the hookers': Why did Nancy Pelosi's son REALLY join Taiwan trip?

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Nearly everyone, from President Joe Biden to the head of the United Nations, agreed that California Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan was dangerous. Even former President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, Max Baucus, said Pelosi's actions made Biden look even weaker than he already does — and that's really saying something.

So, why did Pelosi risk global war and go against her own party? If you listen to Politco, she's got a "decades-long" beef with China and just wanted to show support for the Asian nation, but the timing of her trip suggests there’s likely more to the story.

On "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck exposed the Pelosi family's (including her son) lucrative connections to Taiwanese companies and revealed how certain business deals directly related to their trip to Taiwan.

"Nancy Pelosi and her husband and their son ... they love money as a family. By the way, did you know her son went on that trip and was doing business with, oh, wow, some of the people she was meeting with? Did you know that?" Glenn asked. "Sounds a little like Hunter Biden without the hookers and the crack."

Glenn pointed out that when Pelosi was elected to Congress, "somewhere in the late 1700s," her net worth was about $3 million, but by 2008 her family's wealth had ballooned to $31 million. By the end of the Obama term, her wealth had doubled to $61 million, and just two years later it shot up to $114 million.

"Wow! That is not bad beans for a meager public servant. They [Pelosi and her husband] must be master investors and it just took getting elected to public office to truly unlock that secret," Glenn quipped. "Or they were privy to some sort of information that the rest of us don't have access to, kinda like the sale of $5 million in computer chip stock before Congress voted on a recent semiconductor bill," he continued.

"But, surely, Taiwan has nothing to do with their own little private cash machine, right? ... I'm sure it had nothing to do with her husband's stock trading of companies that make computer chips. And it has nothing to do with, at the same time, Nancy is working on a semiconductor bill. It surely has nothing to do with the fact that the largest semiconductor manufacturer, TSMC, is right there in Taiwan, right? I mean, surely, with all of this heat, Nancy Pelosi would be smart enough not to be seen anywhere near Taiwan's semiconductor manufacturers," Glenn said.

"I'm not saying this might double the Pelosis' millions again, but I'm not not saying that either, you know?" he added.



On the radio program, Glenn continued to break down the hushed business deals between the Pelosi family and Taiwanese companies and revealed how it all directly relates to their not-at-all suspicious trip to the Asian nation.

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This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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New details emerge about Trump raid — and 'it doesn't look good for the FBI'

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New, alleged details about the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago hint that it's "not looking good for the FBI," said BlazeTV host Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday.

Trump has faced attacks from every direction, but despite all of it, he has "not been found guilty or had any kind of real, solid evidence against him," Glenn pointed out.

Glenn detailed a long list of investigations, accusations, and lawsuits against Trump, and the latest puzzling revelations about the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which only seem to raise even more questions. For example, did agents truly refuse to give Trump's lawyer a copy of the warrant upon arriving at the home? Because sources have alleged that his attorney was kept "10 feet away from the warrant" and was not allowed to actually read it. If that's true, then it was absolutely against the law.

Then there was the inordinate amount of time spent going through Melania Trump's closet. And did they have the proper authority to break into Trump's safe?

"That warrant had better damn well say that they can break into that safe because the law is, you can't go into somebody's house and ... just tear it all apart," Glenn said. "You have to have a pretty good idea of where things might be located, and you ask for permission for those areas. And you have to know exactly what you're looking for, and if it's in a safe, you need to specifically say, 'it's in a safe and we're having a safe cracker come in.' If they didn't say in the warrant that they could crack his safe, it's the fruit of the poisoned tree. By the way, there was nothing in the safe."

Glenn also explained that the FBI broke into a specific "safe room" that contained national archives, which Trump was allegedly told by investigators to keep in a locked room.

"[Trump] made a safe room, and put two locks on it, at their request. And that's what they broke into," Glenn said. "This doesn't look good for the FBI," he added.

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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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