It should surprise no one that Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck, who is Mormon, does not believe that humans evolved and we are primates. It is surprising, however, that he is proud of his ignorance and would be flippant with God should he meet the Maker and learn evolution is fact:
How many people believe in evolution in this country? I’d like to see. I mean, I don’t know why it’s unreasonable to say this. I’m not God so I don’t know how God creates. I don’t think we came from monkeys. I think that’s ridiculous. I haven’t seen a half-monkey, half-person yet. Did evolution just stop? Did we all of sudden — there’s no other species that’s developing into half-human?
So I don’t know why it is so problematic for people to just so, I don’t know how God creates. I don’t know how we got here.
If I get to the other side and God’s like, “You know what, you were a monkey once,” I’ll be shocked, but I’ll be like, “Whatever.”
Should God exist, I am quite certain his English is perfect and He does not use “like” in his sentences. I am also quite certain He understands humans did not evolve from monkeys but rather from apes, and that humans are actually rather special kinds of apes: we walk on two legs, think symbolically, and use language.
But I have a hard time believing Beck would be so rude to God — blowing Him off with a disbelieving “Whatever” after He explains the facts of evolution might just land you in hot water. Though Beck and Bishop Wilberforce have much in monkey common, I doubt that even Soapy Sam would be so flippant before the Maker.