Friday, February 22, 2008

Rick Warren On Faith

I wish I had a viral marketer to send my best blog posts out in press releases. The folks at The Washington Post and On Faith do, and their publicist just sent me a plug for a taped interview with Rick Warren, who you might know as "founding and senior pastor of the largest Christian church in California, best-selling author and influential evangelical leader Rick Warren."

I'm having problems embedding the video, but here is a link to the highlights, in which Warren talks about why Jesus couldn't have been "a good man," why music is a proof for God's existence and why atheists don't believe.
A lot of times our morality tends to dictate our theology. And that is, well, like I said to Sam Harris. I said, Sam, if there was a God, would you have to change your lifestyle? And he said, 'yeah' and I said, 'Well, I think really, Sam, you just don’t want a boss. The bottom line is you don't want a solving God who tells you this is right or this is wrong. And, you want to live a kind of life where you make your decisions rather than God saying this is what I want you to do with your life.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really dislike Rick Warren.

If God existed and was the Christian god... all I'd have to do would be to get up earlier on Sunday.

But Warren's right about one thing... I don't want a Boss. Specifically a Boss named Rick Warren, telling me how to live and what to do just because his name's on the front of the church.