Pastor Rick Warren Openly Supports Murder

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In a recent post I talked about Pastor Rick Warren, whose little video I watched on I actually liked a lot of the things he said, and found him a lot easier to listen to and more respectable than most of the religious individuals I hear. However, then I watched a counter-argument Ted Talk an atheist had done, and this person mentioned something truly horrifying that Pastor Rick Warren had put in his book:

“Surrendered people obey God’s word, even if it doesn’t make sense.” (p60)

And I have to ask how it’s possible for someone to support obeying God’s word after they heard about things like the 9-11 attacks, and Isaac Zamora who murdered a woman on the front lawn of my childhood home (along with a few others) because God asked him to. The answer to that, I believe, is that he and many other believers do actually support killing in the name of God. They would never do it themselves and would do everything they could to talk someone else out of it, but when it happens in a manner they can’t control, they chalk it up to God’s great plan, and say that God works in mysterious ways, and though they don’t say it out loud, preachers like Rick Warren believe that Isaac Zamora’s victims deserved to die. Why else would God ask him to kill them? The fact is that Isaac Zamora and the 9-11 terrorists did exactly what Rick Warren and countless other preachers told them to do, and all religious individuals put their stamp of approval on those actions every time they say things like this.

The scary part of this is that I think Rick Warren is one of the good religious individuals. He’s not hateful (at least from what it seemed in his video) and seems to be surprisingly respectful of other’s beliefs. He supposedly also donated to charity the majority of the money he earned from selling 30 millions copies of his book. He might not even believe in hell for non-believers. If a good guy like this can openly say things that so quickly and easily translate to “I support murder”, then what kind of things do the hateful ones believe?

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  1. What was the context in which Rick Warren is quoted? I do not know the context but I would be very surprised if this was indeed said in the context to support christians or anybody else for that matter to commit murder. Context is very important here.

    Gods word ie the bible is pretty clear in that it does not support murder see proverbs 6:16 to 19, “the Lord hates…hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil”, also see Exodus 20:13 “you shall not murder” ; Proverbs 3:31 “do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the Lord detests a perverse man” and also Romans 13:8-10 “do not murder”, we are instead commanded to love our neighbor “love does no harm to its neighbor, therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”

    In regards to the hateful Christians and their beliefs, these usually stem from a lack of wisdon and understanding in the word of God and therefore a lack of love for their fellow human being exists. Granted some who claim to be Christians do some terrible things, however their faith is disproved by their actions, if they truly believed in what God has said in his word they would not hurt or kill their neighbor.

    Atheist belief system places no practicale value in life, this is demonstrated by support for the killing of the unborn, some such as Peter Singer are wanting infacide to be legalized up to 3 months of age, this includes the killing of disabled children, therefore failing to recognize the value that these people contribute to society. I heard recently a scientist was championing a release of the deadly inbola virus to remove 90 percent of the worlds population. Inbola is a terrible disease where people die in great agony, I presume this is distasteful to you also. If the charge of genocide is to be thrown against religion, then atheism is not exempt. I am sure you disagree, but there is a common denominator between atheism and religion, people use these systems to justify their actions without accurately representing either. If neither of these systems existed human beings would still do evil things to each other, this has been demonstrared historically. The problem therefore lies within our nature, the question is , what is the solution?

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