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The fundementalist, the Righteous…. Attie Awards!!!!

April 26, 2010

Yes, I know Thomasites, it’s been awhile for the Attie’s. Sadly, isn’t because of the lack of canidates, but just from the lack of time. Turns out, having two books in the pipeline is not as romantic as it sounds. It’s a lot of hard work.

Anyway, this little event is just too good to pass up. Apparently, Liberty University has picked former Attie Award winner, Glenn Beck to address their graduating class.

Ummm, am I missing something here? Did Glenn Beck stop being a Mormon?

So, basically, what this says is, “Screw the fact that the Glenn Beck’s church doesn’t believe the basic doctrines of the Nicene Creed. We are gonna have him speak cuz he speaks for good ole fashion’  American values and the doctrine of the Incarnation be damned. We are gonna stick them political liberals in the eye by compromising Jesus. Yeehoooo.”

Liberty, I have never agreed with some of your positions, but at the very least, I thought we could count on you to uphold the basic Gospel. I guess we can no longer assume that, can we?

So, congrats, Liberty. You sold the Gospel down the river for a political statement. Well done.

St. Thomas, release the hounds for some good, crunchy, munchy Flames.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2010 4:37 pm

    Hey, what is wrong with Mormons (aside from Glenn Beck)?

  2. Tomato Addict permalink
    April 27, 2010 6:59 pm

    Make Beck is going there to recruit a few new wives?

  3. Daniel permalink
    May 1, 2010 1:58 am

    Is it a requirement for commencement speakers at Liberty be professing Christians? I mean, it is a liberal arts school and not a seminary. Do you object because you may disagree with his political rants? Would you object to them having a nobel prize winning Hindu or atheist ?

  4. thomas2026 permalink*
    May 1, 2010 5:20 am

    It isn’t a requirment, but do you honestly think Liberty would have a Hindu or an atheist as a speaker? To my knowledge, they never have. I find the timing odd and hypocritical. It’s obvious they are making a political point.

  5. Daniel permalink
    May 1, 2010 2:17 pm

    I’m not sure whether they have had an atheist speaker or not, but Liberty has been known for its conservative political stance as much as its Christian beliefs. And commencement speakers are more for entertainment and a little for content. Having Beck (who is an entertainer) speak about politics is no different than having an actor,comedian, or another TV personality speak. And it may be politically motivated but that is their right. I would hope they aren’t asking him to speak on his Mormon beliefs, though he does seem to adhere to Judeo-Christian values. Why not give them an award for being a top five party school every year? Seems like more of a personal dislike than a legitimate inconsistency… if anything you could give them an Attie for at times continuing the “America is the new Israel” God’s favored nation idea. I really enjoy these discussions though. Thanks for keeping me thinking!

  6. thomas2026 permalink*
    May 1, 2010 4:05 pm

    Well, there are plenty of reasons to give Liberty an Attie award, I just figured this blatant hypocristy deserved it more than anything.

    Beck is entertaining, no doubt about it.

  7. Knockgoats permalink
    May 1, 2010 6:58 pm

    though he does seem to adhere to Judeo-Christian values Daniel

    Well possibly so, if you take those values to include systematic lying: see http://www.glenn-beck-sucks.com/, http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/do-glenn-beck-fans-know-about-his-lies/question-593823/ for examples.

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