Not satisfied with being sponsored by food insurance, non-hybrid seeds and, of course, gold, Glenn Beck has finally created the perfect storm of paranoia. Tonight during his Fox show we went straight from a Goldline commercial into one for Tim LaHaye's latest version of literary Armageddon, Edge of Apocalypse.
You know, I slogged my way through Tim's Left Behind Series. I'm not entirely sure why I did so except that I wanted to see how off the wall it would get. And I say that as a Christian who attends a reasonably conservative Southern Baptist church. I'm hardly some screaming atheist. They were awful books. Wooden and... Well, just awful. Even though he has a new co-author, I find it hard to imagine that the new one is any better.
I don't begrudge any man his daily bread, but I kind of think that Tim LeHaye's books are really very little more than apocalypse porn. And lousy apocalypse porn at that.
Anyway, the Beck train to kookytown picks up speed.