December 5, 2008

Unbelievable

Rick Warren Backs Assassination Of Foreign Leaders.

Perhaps we should stop referring to him as some kind of reasonable evangelical leader.

12 comments:

leighton said...

And yet this won't change many people's perception of Iran being the nation with the crazy radical clerics.

Luckily, as best I can tell, Warren's comments don't make news in Iran like Jannati's do in America--nobody mistakes Warren for the President, for instance. Still, I can't help but wish that high-profile public figures who aren't involved at least second-hand with international relations would just keep their mouths shut on foreign policy.

Streak said...

Good point.

Yassir Arafat said...

Yes, we must be careful not to offend Muslims who have said they want to kill all of us. They're just kidding about that. In reality, they are rational and reasonable and will respond well if we are nice to them.

Streak said...

Trolls.

steves said...

I'll have to find a transcript of that discussion because I was watching it, though not all that closely. I don't recall those exact words.

leighton said...

Steve, the 75-second video excerpt is here.

Bootleg Blogger said...

Streak- Thanks for another WTF moment to end the week:-) Hannity and Warren discussing theology??? Lately the real has become the parody!

Leighton- just give this some time. Falwell's and Vines' idiot comments took several days to trickle out. These idiots are so focused on stroking their own egos they have no consideration for the blow back, especially for the persecuted christian communities they pray for each sunday.

On a side note revealing my pickiness: I'm no Persian scholar but a fairly basic education on Iran's political structure informs us that Ahmadinejad does have domestic policy responsibilities, but has very little, if any, real power. This all resides with the Supreme Leader and Council of Guardians. Ahmadinejad has no authority over the Iranian armed forces. He can say all the sensational statements he wants, but he doesn't get anywhere near a trigger or a "button". The call to assassinate Ahmadinejad is by itself a revelation of the moral bankruptcy that is present in people like Hannity and Warren. It also shows how often ignorance, sensationalism, and stupidity are so often part of the mix.

I still feel like american fundamentalist evangelicals have much more in common with those muslim fundamentalists they'd like to assassinate than they'll ever be able to see.

Later-BB

steves said...

BB, your assessment of Iranian gov't is accurate from what I know. Iran had made steps in the last decade to move towards a more moderate, less nutball government. They seem to be sliding back, unfortunately.

Pharoh said...

The muslims don't care what people like Warren say because they have no power to do anything. What's important to them is they know that they have nothing to fear from Obama. Obama is their ally, not their enemy.

Streak said...

I think Pharoh is proving either that we have a serious problem with arsenic in our water supply, or the worst education system in the world.

Tony said...

And what is worse, "Pharoh" can't even spell his own name.

Streak said...

Pharoh doesn't need no stinking spelling. All he needs is to believe that Obama is on the side of the "muslims," which, I am sure, he equates with terrorists.

Arsenic, or maybe a carbon monoxide leak. Something that slows the brain.