Were human beings created by God in an instant, or over millions of years through evolution?
Glenn Beck addressed the question on his radio show today as he came to the defense of Christine O’Donnell, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Delaware under fire for challenging evolution.
“Did evolution just stop?” Beck asked rhetorically. “I haven’t seen the half-monkey/half-person yet. … There’s no other species that’s developing into half-people.”
“I don’t know how God creates. I don’t know how we got here,” he continued, wondering what God might tell him after he dies. “If God’s like, ‘Yup, you were a monkey once,’ I’ll be shocked, but I’ll be cool with it.”
Beck explained, “If God didn’t create, if things evolve, then your rights evolve. You’re not endowed by your Creator.
“Just like you go from a monkey to a man, you go from simple rights to higher rights and somebody has to take those rights and give them to you and take them away or change them. This is again the evolutionary thinking of progressivism.”
Beck took on the issue after O’Donnell’s debate yesterday with Democrat Chris Coons in which she championed the teaching of viewpoints other than evolution, such as intelligent design.
“The theory of evolution is not a fact, but is indeed a theory,” O’Donnell said.
Coons stated O’Donnell’s views would violate the First Amendment preclusion against a government establishment of religion, saying, “I believe that creationism is religious doctrine.”
In Beck’s analysis, the host noted: “The left must have evolution. … If there is no evolution, then the Founders are right [about a Creator endowing people with rights]. They (leftists) have to force it down your throat.”
“Truth is truth,” he continued. “You don’t have to force the truth. You just keep adding evidence and evidence until it becomes self-evident.”
Jokingly referring to himself as a “half-monkey person,” Beck blasted self-labeled progressives who seem bent on halting the viewpoints of anyone who disagrees with them.
“They have to stop the half-monkey people leaders so the rest of them can be saved and become fully developed, thinking human beings.”
Beck also challenged the notion that scientists are always correct.
“There are so many things that are accepted science that are later proven to be out of whack and false. … Science, they don’t know their a– from their elbow.”
Beck also alluded to the media’s fascination with O’Donnell’s admission she had dabbled in witchcraft in her teenage years.