Glenn Beck thinks that "MSNBC has become the most anti-God network ever put on the air in the history of America."
Citing the Book of Revelations and claiming that a host at "the anti-God network" doesn't believe it, he says that "the world is about to be plunged into complete and utter darkness, despair … quite honestly, famine will follow."
Biblical Literalism vs. Adaptive Christianity.
In MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell, O'Donnell responded to Beck's criticism of him being a "non-God fearing" host because he said that "no half smart religious person believes the Book of Revelations anymore." O'Donnell says that Beck's act would have collapsed a long time ago if people were more open about talking about others' religion.
"The Book of Revelation has nothing to do with what is going on in Japan, nor does it have anything to do with the world today," O'Donnell remarked.
O'Donnell also pointed out the ridiculousness of biblical literalism, referencing Old Testament verses about stoning others and pointing out that Thomas Jefferson thought the Book of Revelations was the ravings of a lunatic. "I called it a book of fiction. Jefferson called it blasphemous. Beck calls it the Word of God," he said about the bible's last book.
"Christianity has adapted to the modern world," O'Donnell said.