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What is wrong with Glen Beck? "Spiritual wounds" causing physical ones??

Glenn Beck announced Friday that he will be absent from his show for two days next week due to medical problems in his hands and feet. He said that doctors have told him that there may be "small fiber" issues involved, but that two days of tests are needed to figure out what exactly is going on.

Speaking on his radio show, Beck also said that he thinks part of his medical problems may stem from "spiritual wounds" due to his soul being injured:

"There's a physical reason, but I believe physical, mental and spiritual are all tied...you can't injure the soul of someone and not have physical wounds appear eventually...a lot of physical things, a lot of mental things are from spiritual wounds and vice versa."

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:30 PM on Oct. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What is heartless and irresponsible are the masses encouraging his behavior that MAY be a part of his illness. Come on ladies stop and think about it. GB goes on air and he is SERIOUS about what he says, there is no entertainment value what so ever. Even if a person agrees one has to see that he needs help. All the people cheering him on are not doing his health any good at all.
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 8:33 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Well, small fiber neuropathy can be indicative of adult-onset diabetes. And he HAS been diagnosed with macular dystrophy--which has no cure and can eventually lead to blindness. Still think he's a drama queen? I mean, who wouldn't want to become blind and have to manage their diabetes in their mid-40's?!

    C'mon libs, can't you conjure up a smidgen of concern for a fellow human being?! Or are you too tapped out from the bigger emotional fights (ground zero mosque, gay marriage, mid-terms, Obama failures, etc)?! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 11:00 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • He's saying his soul is injured. I guess I missed the part where he was blaming someone for it. Just me.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 10:18 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/46452/

    I know a lot of you hate him but from what he's saying this is no joke.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 10:31 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Op, New low even for you.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:21 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Well, DUH !!!

    Every cancer counselor will tell you that that is lesson #1 in fighting cancer.
    Arthritis is well-known to be triggered by emotions ...
    Blood-pressure ... remember about stress and blood pressure ...

    All of these situations, and dozens more are physical problems well known to be caused by injuries to a person's psyche.

    We all do know that psyche is the Greek word for the soul, right?

    This is all common knowledge.

    So what's all the carping about? Just an excuse to criticize Glenn Beck, because he points out incidents and realities which the media would prefer we continued to be ignorant about?
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 4:29 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Mental issues CAN make you physically sick.
    JuLiAnSmOmMy317

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 9:33 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • Do you really have to stoop so low to poke fun of a person's suffering just because you don't agree with his ideologies?
    Journey311

    Answer by Journey311 at 11:08 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • I think it is called "being sick". You guys are suppose to be the ones who "feel" everyone's pain. He is sick. He is going for tests. He tells what is going on to keep from having the humor mill start up. He didn't realize CM wouldn't even believe the one who is sick that he, is in fact - sick.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 11:57 PM on Oct. 9, 2010

  • He used to be an alcoholic. Many people believe that spiritual or issues of the soul can cause or contribute to physical problems. The Cancer Treatment Center of America not only treats the body but the spritual and soul also. It's not an uncommon belief in many cultures.
    SophiaofLight

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 6:42 AM on Oct. 10, 2010

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