On their Tuesday show, the women of "The View" debated Glenn Beck's comments that the earthquake in Japan could be a message from God.
Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar were very critical of Beck, who said on his Monday show that he thinks a "message" might be being sent from God. The message, he said, was "'hey, you know that stuff we're doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.'"
"Which commandment does he want us to follow?" Behar said. "Thou shalt not build a reactor near the water?" She pointed out that there have been earthquakes and natural disasters ever since the planet's formation. Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck were more sympathetic to Beck, saying that religious people who feel deeply connected to God sometimes feel that he is sending a message to them.
"We look at things spiritually," Shepherd said. "I'm very hesitant to speak for God, to say he is punishing people, but we do look at things that happen, these disasters, and we look at, is Jesus coming?" She stressed, though, that she was "not going to say" that God was punishing anyone.
Goldberg then addressed Beck. "If this is because we're misbehaving and God is pissed, I would check the mirror, Glenn," she said.
"How about 'thou shalt not advance your career on the back of the Japanese people right now?'" Behar added.
It's not the first time Beck has riled up Goldberg. In 2009, Beck appeared on "The View" for an extremely awkward encounter in which she called him a "lying sack of dog mess."