“Where you go, I shall go, Your people is my people, your God is my God, Beck said, quoting the book of Ruth while addressing the Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee. “
I’m sure Beck is sincere - but he is wrong. The Mormon conception of God is a different being from the God described by the Bible.
>>The Mormon conception of God is a different being from the God described by the Bible.<<
Beck is a convert to Mormonism — he still thinks in terms of his former belief in the Christian God.
I don’t have to agree with Glen Beck’s theology and cosmology. I don’t have to go talking to people at churches after synagogue. There are basic unwritten rules of civility and decency that should be observed between members of different faiths, including giving one another space and respecting our respective rights to conceptualize G-d as we each believe. These rules evolved in Europe after the Protestant Reformation, and were best practiced in the United States, although they have recently been under assault there. The Islamic faith is the one that violates those rules the most frequently, and as such its adherents must be regarded with suspicion, and its assaults repulsed. But at the same time, opportunity must be afforded to those of its adherents who have shown that they are willing to observe those unwritten rules. Glen Beck’s a good man, but if he is calling for more interfaith dialogue, he should give it up. Let’s just respect each other and our respective rights.