Yes, it’s another day and another piece of drivel from the mouth of Glenn Beck. This time it’s one of the bedrocks of antisemitism — that the Jews killed Jesus. How much longer until this guy overstays his welcome? Does his audience have an infinite capacity to absorb this stuff?
Here’s the story at Gawker:
Dream presidential candidate Glennifer Beck was on his television program last night talking about liberation theology and religion and stuff and he dropped some theological-historical knowledge on us: The Jews killed Jesus! Haven’t you missed that old saw?
Yeah, the “Jews killed Jesus” thing is one of the bedrock “arguments” of antisemitism and Glenn Beck, known Mormon, just up and said it on his variety hour, which is watched by millions of people who lap up his particular brand of horror water like… well, like thirsty Jews wandering in the desert. Beck was also saying some humblybumbly about liberation theology and various other things that he doesn’t really understand, but that’s not worth dignifying. What’s important is Glenn’s important religious thinking when it comes to social justice and the history of his favorite old dude:
This is kind of complex, because Jesus did identify with the victims. But Jesus wasn’t a victim, he was a conqueror. Jesus conquered death. He chose to give his life. Jesus didn’t come back from the dead and make the Jews pay for what they did. That would have been an abomination.
Glenn Beck says this with absolute authority! Because he was there, or something. Or he’s a religion genius, maybe. It’s sort of unclear. That he’s patently cherry picking from the Bible and flat-out making other things up is not something that you should worry about. Here, don’t you want to buy some gold? (You know who likes gold? JEWS.)…
[continues at Gawker]