The Gull Reef Club

4/8/2007

Sacrilege

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:27 pm

On this day, one of the holiest to Christians everywhere, I was subject to one of the most obnoxious acts of sacrilege imaginable. It came to me in the form of a Glenn Beck weekend broadcast.

Let me preface this by saying that, once upon a time, I was a Glenn Beck radio show fan. This was before he got his television show on CNN Headline news and turned into a Heaven’s Gate-esque cultist. Once he got his tv show, Glenn Beck began incorporating Coast to Coast AM end of the world talk with all the gloom and doom and without any of the fun. His end-times rants became too overwhelming and I quit listening.

Fast-forward to today. I am in the shower and when in there, I like to listen to talk radio. Unfortunately, the local AM radio stations around here leave a lot to be desired when it comes to talk. I was stuck to listen to a weekend rebroadcast of the Glenn Beck show. Surprise of all surprises, he was talking religion, it being a rebroadcast of his leading-up-to-Easter show. So what does this two-bit religious hustler do? He sets his own narrative of the sacrifice of Christ to – you better be sitting down for this – songs from Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

How dare he! How dare this scheister set his personal take on religious myths to the music of the greatest band of all times?!? This was an affront to Pink Floyd fans everywhere. Roger Waters did not write such timeless, classic lyrics only to have them used as a backdrop for Glenn Beck’s religious profiteering.

Beck, you can hustle your Jesus tales to make a quick buck any day of the week. I could give two craps. But leave the Floyd out of it, you huckster. You sicken me. May you riot in hellfire.

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