You know… I don’t like piling on celebrity goobers and their ridiculous thought processes about the Japan earthquake, but I have to mention the latest pile of poo extruding from the lips of right-wing radio show host and Fox News infotainment host, Glenn Beck who claimed that the earthquake that leveled northeastern Japan may have been the result of mankind not behaving nicely.
“I’m not saying God is, you know, causing earthquakes. Well — I’m not saying that either.
“What God does is God’s business, I have no idea. But I’ll tell you this: whether you call it Gaia or whether you call it Jesus — there’s a message being sent. And that is, ‘Hey, you know that stuff we’re doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.”
Never mind that earthquakes are a naturally occurring process that has happened since the planet became physically solid, Beck for some reason (higher ratings = $$$) ascribes a paranoid, theological reason behind it. God is so unhappy, is such a spite, human-like crybaby, He has to destroy a part of his creation because the people there didn’t do the right things for Him. To me, it’s nothing but religious lunacy, but the sad thing is that many equally psychotic and paranoid people in America agree with him, which is the only (frightening) explanation why Beck is still on the air. Who knows if Beck actually believes what he says. The point is that anyone can ascribe any reason to anything at all. If one needs a reason, it’s because one is fearful of not having control. However, what Beck shows is that within the story of Japan Earthquake, there is indeed a blank slate, a tabula rasa, that one can conjure up a “reason” or “message” to stick on it. Here’s mine: the earthquake has shown us that the physical reality, and not the spiritual, has the final say on what is created and destroyed, remains and removed. You need a God, look to the Earth. It cannot be that happy with humanity, either. But at least it’s real. So let’s step up and deal with her with integrity and respect, or else, she’ll step first.