We've always known Lawrence O'Donnell holds a certain disdain for Glenn Beck. Now we know how he feels about God and the Bible, too.
During the "Rewrite" segment on his show last night, O'Donnell criticized Bill O'Reilly for -- get ready for it -- cautioning the public about over-hyping the situation in Japan. He then blasted Beck's reference to the book of Revelation this week, which quickly led to a tirade against God and the Bible:
The book of Revelation is a work of fiction describing how a truly vicious God would bring about the end of the world. No half-smart religious person actually believes the book of Revelation. They are certain that their God would never turn into a malicious torturer and mass murderer beyond Hitler's wildest dreams. Glenn Beck, of course, does believe the book of Revelation.
The point O'Donnell was trying to make is that O'Reilly should be bashing Beck for "hype" since Beck is discussing a book that deals with the end of the world and tying it in to Japan (despite, as Mediaite points out, Beck's repeated admission that the end of the world is beyond his expertise).
And this is when O'Donnell got desperate. “Why would anyone listen to a guy who doesn’t know if this is the end of the world,” he asked, “when there’s another guy on MSNBC at eight every night who can tell you with absolute certainty, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this is not the end of the world? What do I have to do, change the name of the show to ‘The This is Not the End of the World Show with Lawrence O’Donnell?'”
Yes, he just begged for more viewers. "Don't listen to Beck. Listen to me." Classy: