Antichrist Mania: Glenn Beck Says It’s Not Obama, It’s James Cameron

It’s Antichrist day apparently. Further to my earlier post about a quarter of Republicans believing that President Obama may be the Antichrist, the Hollywood Reporter reveals that one of the Republicans’ favorite media mouthpieces, Glenn Beck, actually thinks the Antichrist is filmmaker James Cameron. Come on guys, get your story straight, or is it just your all-purpose slur for anyone who you think might not be as holy as thou?

“Avatar” director James Cameron lashed out at Glenn Beck at a news conference Tuesday, offering to debate the Fox News personality on environmental and political issues.

Asked what he thought about Beck during a junket appearance in support of the “Avatar” home video release, Cameron said: “Glenn Beck is a fucking asshole. I’ve met him. He called me the anti-Christ, and not about ‘Avatar.’ He hadn’t even seen ‘Avatar’ yet. I don’t know if he has seen it.”

Cameron was apparently referring to Beck’s reaction to his 2007 documentary, “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” which casts doubt on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and makes the case that the ancient “Tomb of the Ten Ossuaries” belonged to Jesus’ family.

After blasting Beck, Cameron, surrounded by journalists inside a West Hollywood hillside mansion, seemed to reconsider: “I think, you know what, he may or may not be an asshole, but he certainly is dangerous, and I’d love to have a dialogue with him.”

What makes Beck dangerous, THR asked Cameron at the junket.

“He’s dangerous because his ideas are poisonous,” Cameron answered. “I couldn’t believe when he was on CNN. I thought, what happened to CNN? Who is this guy? Who is this madman? And then of course he wound up on Fox News, which is where he belongs, I guess.”

Asked by THR if he felt the right wing’s attacks against him were continuing, Cameron replied: “They’re not attacks. They’re just people ranting away, lost in their little bubbles of reality, steeped in their own hatred, their own fear and hatred. That’s where it all comes from. Let’s just call it out. Let’s have a public discussion. That’s what movies are supposed to do, you know, you can have a mindless entertainment film that doesn’t affect anybody. I wasn’t interested in that.”

The “Avatar” director was equally unsparing in his comments about those who don’t accept global warming as fact.

“That’s right,” Cameron said. “I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads.”

Turning more serious, he added: “Anybody that is a global warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I’m not sure they could hear me.”…

[continues at the Hollywood Reporter]

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  • xylus

    Isn't the Antichrist supposed to come in the guise of a deeply, albeit phoney, religious man? Wouldn't that make Beck himself more of a candidate for the position? I'm so confused….

    • falselion

      actually it depends on which antichrist your talking about….the 3rds probably a terrorist and the 4th winds up being a combination of a bunch of evil leaders

  • Hadrian999

    considering how fucked up christianity has mad this country I'd say
    we need as many antichrists as we can get

  • Synapse

    Of course he's the anti-christ. Who else would make a movie so awesome that it makes people want to kill themselves for not living in it's world?

  • tonyviner

    Everything James Cameron said here completely makes up for the damage done by his involvement with Titanic.
    I would like to see this man use the platform afforded him by his latest juggernaut to spread the message about the dangers of global warming and the dangers of blindly following someone like Glenn Beck. Of course, we could just wind up with people going around saying things like, “Such and such is true because James Cameron said it was,” as opposed to thinking about something themselves and coming to their own conclusions, such as we see in the case of a guy like Glenn Beck and his followers.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    That's retarded! Everyone knows the antichrist is Uwe Boll.

  • christophiend

    Glenn Beck is hilarious. You have to laugh at his complete dumbassitude or be scared shitless at the fact there are people that actually take him seriously.

  • unbuttoned10

    —How silly. Cameron CAN'T be the AntiChrist! He's far, far too busy
    pumping out franchise slum product, and, like the rest of Hollywood,
    selling out, sucking up and generally covering for and enabling the
    most awesomely genocidal regime in history ( 70 million exterminated
    in 'peacetime' unoutted and unanswered for —FACT ) —to have ANY
    time at all for the demanding role of REALLY being the AntiChrist.

    LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brent-Andrew-DeBoard/661165331 Brent Andrew DeBoard

    The enemy of my enemy was the writer and producer of Dark Angel…? Well alright, I’ll take it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brent-Andrew-DeBoard/661165331 Brent Andrew DeBoard

    The enemy of my enemy was the writer and producer of Dark Angel…? Well alright, I'll take it.

  • Cynthiazimmerman

    First of all Glenn Beck is not a mouthpiece of the Republican party anymore than Keith Olberman is the mouthpiece of the Democratic party. He is a talk show host. AND he is a Libertarian, not a Republican. Far left wingers try to make that connection just to do what they do best, character assassination.

    Get your facts straight there libs.

    • Andrew

      Wow. You’ve placed labels on both Beck and his critics. That’s supposed to prove something?

    • Anarchy Pony

      Glenn Beck is either an idiotic psychopath, or a soulless immoral/amoral shill.

  • Elifiknow

    Glenn Beck is either an idiotic psychopath, or a soulless immoral/amoral shill.