Sorry to offend any of my readers who are Glenn Beck fans, but I think I need to add him to my list from a few days ago (with Pat Robertson, et.al.) based on his comments on Hurricane/Tropical storm Irene. I realize that he is a convert to Mormonism, and thus not an evangelical, let alone a Christian. Still, due to his influence on Christians, I wish he would give up his apparent need to speak for God. Here is a quote from his broadcast (you can hear/see the segment at the bottom of this page).
How many warnings do you think you’re going to get, and how many warnings do you deserve? This hurricane that is coming thorough the East Coast, for anyone who’s in the East Coast and has been listening to me say ‘Food storage!’ ‘Be prepared!’
… If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control. Things can happen. Be prepared and be someone who can help others so when disaster strikes, God forbid, you’re not panicking.
Well, Glenn, thanks for the tip, but I’d rather you not speak for God.
See my original post calling for some people to be quiet, rather than speak for God, here.