Friday, January 16, 2009

Rick Warren is down with that

Can we please, finally, get over the notion of Rick Warren as the greatest thing modern American Christianity has going? Or maybe he is and we're really this far gone.

4 comments:

XDPaul said...

Christ for me, but not for we?

I don't have a problem with Warren in this instance.

Robinson's theocratic gymnastics, however, are nuts. Am I paraphrasing correctly that he just said, "Although the one true God is good enough for Christians, I couldn't possibly pray to Him for those people who need Him most!"

It makes me wonder if popcorn will be served at judgment day. It'll be a circus.

Anonymous said...

Spash, you can't run away from the Jerry Falwells, Pat Robertsons, Ted Haggards and Rick Warrens fast enough. An amusing sight!

CI Photog

Splash said...

CI,

Well since I'd never heard of Ted Haggard until his fall from (what the media told me) was the! most! important! position of church leadership in America, I can hardly run from him. Falwell and Robertson I have/had no real problem with, except doctrinally.

Rick Warren, tho? He's a real nice guy who likes to remind you of what a real nice guy he is. Because how else can we reach people with the gospel of nice guy Jesus Christ, right?

Rick Warren can feed all the poor people he wants, but if he can't even hold the line on sexual morality in the face of a hostile public, he's just a younger version of Robert Schuller.

K said...

"I will be careful not to be especially Christian in my prayer. This is a prayer for the whole nation."

So presumably it will include some "Hare Krishna"s in it and he'll face to Mecca.

Is a religion that attempts to integrate all religions into it a religion at all?