Glenn Beck has some chutzpah.
He even cites the Battle Hymn of the Republic as some sort of proof of God’s mercifulness (the verse about the “beauty of the lilies”, of course). For a fiercer portrait of God, we might read another verse of the same Hymn:
- Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
- He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
- He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
- His truth is marching on.
Why does the canorous Christ of the Battle Hymn need a “terrible swift sword” with which to bludgeon His enemies to death? Glenn Beck doesn’t ask such questions during his nightly reverie on Fox.
I got the video from Pharyngula.