Rick Warren is an astonishingly stupid man
Embarrassingly stupid. This is what passes for a public intellectual in American society. No wonder Europeans look down on us.
“Al-Qaida no more represents Islam than the Ku Klux Klan represents Christianity,” he contended. “Actually, if you study the background of al-Qaida, they were influenced by the same people who influenced Hitler. It was a lot of secular writers and Nietzsche and nihilists and stuff like that.”
Taken from a WorldNetDaily interview.
Nietzsche is responsible for Islamic terrorism. And an Orange Country Christian is pointing this out to the world. And he claims that he came to this conclusion by “study.”
And actually Rick — the KKK does represent Christianity. They may not represent you, but they claim the cross. And Al Qaida very specifically represents Islam. But I have yet to see ole Freddy’s picture on any Al Qaida literature. Of course they aren’t into pictures. I just can’t imagine suicide bombers praying over “Daybreak” before blowing up an elementary school. Maybe my imagination is too limited, obviously yours isn’t, Rick.
I am at a loss for words. I just want to put this quote up so that the next time someone recommends the “Purpose Driven Life” to me (which I have read and confess is merely banal and not actually evil. I mean — it was a lost two hours of my life — but I have wasted lots of time doing lots of stupid things I can’t blame him for it.) I have a link I can send them.
Oh! The Humanity! Warren unveiled but no one reads so no one cares.
Can Warren’s points in this article actually be defended? I mean — what he conducts here is not actually argument — so I’m wondering, is there an inteligent person somewhere who could take his assertions and defend them in a way that doesn’t make him look like a mouth breather? Beyond that — does he himself care about truth at all? Does he actually believe this crap, or is it a posture he assumes to accomplish other ends?
I have been told by a lot of people who I have challenged on the topic of global warming that they don’t really care about the issue per se — but that it is a symbol for them of the more general problem of pollution. I think that is a sin against intellectual integrity — but it is a more defensible position than the claim that global warming is real. Is Warren doing something like that here?
I try for a “nicer” address of Warren here.
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