Suzi (31 Aug
"Glenn Beck & "The Plan""
Wow. Seems awfully funny to me, that Mr.
Beck is convincing people that he's just a good Red, White & Blue
American, with only the State of the Union's interests at heart...which
I actually had started to believe...
Then, to read the article
about his new endeavor, "The Plan". Really brought back memories. Am I
the only 50-something Donny Osmond fan here? Oh my, I was head over
heals in love with Donny! I mean, honestly, what's not to love? He was
a good boy, promoted chastity, family and all things good. He didn't
drink, didn't smoke, no drugs, no NOTHING to get in the way of his God.
Of course, I was a witch back then, and when my Mormon friends tried to
get me into their religion (they'd actually MET Donny!!), I was very
interested. That is, until I started learning more about it. They
believed in the 'pre-existence'...yeah, 'we' lived with the mormon god
before we were here...in fact, when the Osmonds got big enough to
financially risk it, they decided to use their music as part of their
Misson...because part of the Priesthood required it. You see, Jesus
isn't their 'Savior', no, they must work their way to literal
'godhood', via a set of steps, one of which is marriage. But, when I
heard that, I thought, 'why do I need to 'change' what I believe...it
just sounds like Reincarnation, which I was okay with. They also
believed that Jesus was God's son, but then, we too were his CHILDREN!
So, like my pagan mentors, they also believed that we were basically
'equal' with Jesus!! He was just a little further on his is 'walk'. So,
again, why change? They believed that the god of this world, was once a
man on a planet called Kolob! Basically and ALIEN!! Wow! I believed
that the human race was 'seeded' here by a supreme 'race' that we came
to know as 'god'. Cool! But, then, why would I need to 'switch
religions'? I mean, I LIKED drinking Pepsi! And really, what were the
odds that a small town girl would even have a chance to meet Donny
Osmond, let alone get him to fall in love with her and live happily
ever after. Naw...since the Mormon religion was just another occult
based belief system, I'd stick with what I was doing, continue drinking
my soda, and still swoon every time Donny sang! I'm not trying to be
snide, that's just how my teenage mind worked. I even had a Mormon
teacher 'explaining' the LDS church to me (during school hours no less!)
what in the world does Donny Osmond have to do with Glenn Beck? Well,
of course they are both Mormon. But here's an interesting note. They
both have "The Plan" in common. Glenn is supposed to be promoting
either a book, or at least some form of promotion of thought called
"The Plan"...huh. Interesting that back in 1973, The Osmonds released
an album called "The Plan". The songs were a progression, that told the
story of their beliefs, some of the lyrics didn't make a lot of sense
at the time, but when you break them down, they are very honest about
what they believe. "The Plan" is a phrase they use to describe the plan
that is set out for man by their 'heavenly father' (this is why I was
confused by Glenn Beck, I'd never heard a mormon use "God" and "Jesus"
and "Christianity" the way he does).
Promo Vid for "The Plan" (not all songs performed):
"War In Heaven"
"Traffic in my Mind" (as performed in the first video)
"Before the Beginning" (this deals with the 'preexistence'...spooky how the baby cries)*lyrics are in the details*
"Movie Man" (w/ lyrics)
"Let me In" (w/lyrics)
"One way ticket to anywhere" (w/lyrics)
"Are you Up there?"(these lyrics really got to me as a confused pagan teenager) *if there's no 'so called PLAN'*...hmmmm?
"It's Alright" (lyrics) *apparently this is their 'saved' moment*
"Mirror, Mirror" (lyrics) *but, now we see that they still have to fight to 'stay good', they have to work to get to heaven*
(part of the Priesthood is Marriage...you can't get to Heaven with out
your Spirit Wife who is also here in the flesh. They are supposed to
marry for 'time and all eternity')
"The Last Days" (this is what Glenn has been so up in arms about)
Home" (this song is actually the scariest for a Christian, they do not
hide that they have to 'go home' 'on their own'...and 'fight fight
fight'...there is no Saved by Grace. They say straight out that 'I'm a
space man, from a different land', they believe that if they are 'good
enough' and follow all the rules, fulfill all the steps to the
Priesthood, they will become a God of their own planet)
last lines, 'don't take it too easy...' are so sad. They believe that
it is a constant, endless battle to 'stay saved'...in fact, I don't
even think they think of it the way a Christian does, it's not a gift,
it's a battle....and they EARN their 'reward'. As a Christian, I know
I'm getting what I DON'T deserve, not so with a Mormon.
know I went a little over board here. But when I first started
listening to Glenn Beck on TV I was so excited that this conservative
patriotic man was saying the stuff about Obama and the left that I knew
to be true. He really did sound like a lone voice crying in the
wilderness. Well, I think he's finally convinced himself of it. It's
not about national pride, love of Country...it's a 'Divine
Destiny"...something straight out of their 'scriptures'.
can not be fooled that just because he uses the same names and terms
that we do that he is a Christian. As long as he's slipping
'Mormonisms' in there (and trust me, they are hard to catch, because
they don't want to show their whole hand), I'm going to be wary.
thought maybe he WAS Born Again...I waited to see/hear that he'd been
excommunicated from his church...but since they are not speaking up
against him, silence is consent in my opinion.
Oh, I have no idea if this is even related, but I was in the store and this headline jumped out at me:
*forgive any typos or grammatical errors, I'm exhausted, been a very long day for me*