Shuck and Jive

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Rick War(monger)ren Speaks for Jesus

Check this post from Why Won't God Heal Amputees.

Rick Warren is supposedly the nice, normal evangelical. He, you remember, was the one that interviewed Obama and McCain in regards to their faith. Apparently, he is running for America's preacher.

Well, count me out of his church. He is a war-mongering fundamentalist. He is bad news. Sean Hannity loves him, of course. Hannity wants to "take out" Ahmadinejad and looks to Pastor Rick for wisdom. Rick thinks that is a good idea. According to the Bible, you cannot negotiate with "evil-doers."
HANNITY: Am I advocating something dark, evil or something righteous [by saying we should kill Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad]?

WARREN: Well, actually, the Bible says that evil cannot be negotiated with. It has to just be stopped. And I believe…

HANNITY: By force?

WARREN: Well, if necessary. In fact, that is the legitimate role of government. The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers. Not good-doers. Evildoers.
Which government did "God put on Earth?" Canada? Yugoslavia? Iran? The United States? All of them? Some of them? Maybe God put the Iranian government on Earth to punish evildoers, like George W. Bush. That is what many Muslim fundamentalists believe.

Hannity and Warren are cut from the same hijab as the Muslim fundamentalists. Different government, different holy book, but the same religion--the religion of self-righteous, paranoid, extremist violence.

Here is the clip: