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Megachurch pastor Rick Warren slammed for Facebook photo post
Deseret News ^ | Sept. 28 2013 | Herb Scribner

Posted on 10/08/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT by Gamecock

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren received criticism this week after posting a photo of a Chinese Red Guard on his Facebook page Monday.

The photo....showed a smiling worker in uniform for the Cultural Revolution, which was a social-political movement in China from 1966 to 1976. Millions of people died due to the impact of the revolution.

Along with the photo, Warren posted the caption, "The typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.”

“People often miss irony on the Internet. It’s a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!” Warren posted as a comment. “Did you know that, using Hebrew ironic humor, Jesus inserted several laugh lines — jokes — in the Sermon on the Mount? The self-righteous missed them all while the disciples were undoubtably giggling!”

“Do you know what narrative is behind this picture you just posted?” Tsang questioned. Has any Red Guard ever raped your mother? How about having your joints dislocated and quartered by horses? …

(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion
KEYWORDS: facebook; redchina; rickwarren; saddleback; ybpdln
Pastor Eugene Cho detailed the events of the photo’s posting and said the posting is “a learning opportunity” for everyone to be wary of each other’s cultures.
wary adjective: not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble

1 posted on 10/08/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: DocRock; del4hope; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; Dr. Eckleburg; jude24; Ottofire; fishtank; ...
YBPDLN Ping List Ping!

The YBPDLN Ping List is generally published infrequently, but based on the exploits of the megachurch pastors posts can spike for a period of time. If you would like on or off of this list please FReepmail me.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 1:03:37 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock

Don’t worry Rick. I don’t follow false teachers.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 1:06:25 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Gamecock

I don’t know whether Pastor Warren or any of us here in the West could have looked at the photo of a ChiCom Soldier and known it had been taken during the period 1966-76.


4 posted on 10/08/2013 1:07:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Gamecock

Rick needs to apologize. There is a big differnce between the sermon on the mount and evil gaurds. Man up and apologize Rick!


5 posted on 10/08/2013 1:07:43 PM PDT by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Gamecock

Please add me to your list.


6 posted on 10/08/2013 1:08:30 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Gamecock

Good for Rick Warren having a sense of humor. I understand he also gives to charity, such that he is not growing vastly wealthy like some pastors/churches featured here.

Some mega churches and pastors deserve scorn and ridicule, others do not.


7 posted on 10/08/2013 1:09:26 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Gamecock

Warren was wrong to use this type of image as an example of his staff.

It clearly belongs as an image of the Obamao Administration.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 1:12:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: truth_seeker

I agree. A fairly obvious joke. Some people can’t take dark humor.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 1:15:24 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Which raises the question, should a church practice dark humor?


10 posted on 10/08/2013 1:20:08 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock

“The typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.”

was Warren comparing his staff to Chinese Communist Party drones, of the Red Guard era (or now) - serfs who follow the words of the head guy as if he were a G-d

if I were on his staff I would not call that funny


11 posted on 10/08/2013 1:29:42 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Responsibility2nd

But look! See how happy they are ....


12 posted on 10/08/2013 1:32:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: Gamecock

He knew exactly what he was doing, and his mockery of Jesus and the word of God is filthy.

Just like him.


13 posted on 10/08/2013 1:38:10 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Gamecock
“People often miss irony on the Internet. It’s a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!” Warren posted as a comment. “Did you know that, using Hebrew ironic humor, Jesus inserted several laugh lines — jokes — in the Sermon on the Mount? The self-righteous missed them all while the disciples were undoubtably giggling!”

I was sympathetic with the 'Megachurch pastor's' joke until I read Rick Warren's blasphemous comments about the Sermon on the Mount.
What "laugh lines" in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7) is Warren talking about? The Lord's Prayer? Keeping your treasures in heaven and not on earth? 'Enter ye in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many go in thereby'? Showing that God's standards are such that anger with someone without a cause is murder; or to lust after a woman who is not your wife is adultery?...

Where exactly are these "laugh lines" that Rick Warren speaks of?

14 posted on 10/08/2013 1:41:54 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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popcorn self-ping


15 posted on 10/08/2013 1:56:47 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (It's been over 90 days; time to start on 2014. Carpe GOP!)
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To: Gamecock

Not funny, Warren.


16 posted on 10/08/2013 1:57:19 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: truth_seeker

The picture was simply typical “socialist realism art” common in China for 40+ years after 1949. it was of course prevalent during the Cultural Revolution and period of the Red Guards, but could have applied to any time or period in Communist China as well. Farm girls, workers, actresses - were all portrayed in this style.

It means nothing and Warren has nothing to apologize for.


17 posted on 10/08/2013 2:05:34 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Truth2012

You know what? You and I are just as filthy.

“But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Isaiah 64:6


18 posted on 10/08/2013 2:14:28 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PGR88

“It means nothing and Warren has nothing to apologize for.”

While you and I agree, read some posts here. Several disagree.

The know-it-all branch of self-righteous “Christians.”


19 posted on 10/08/2013 2:16:10 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

Well that’s a self-rightous, know it all comment! /sarc


20 posted on 10/08/2013 2:21:35 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock
The photo....showed a smiling worker in uniform for the Cultural Revolution, which was a social-political movement in China from 1966 to 1976. Millions of people died due to the impact of the revolution. Along with the photo, Warren posted the caption, "The typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.”

Ping for later hilarity!

21 posted on 10/08/2013 2:27:02 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: Gamecock

Never a good idea to make an inside joke public.


22 posted on 10/08/2013 2:29:05 PM PDT by DManA (.)
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To: Gamecock

Raises no question to me. Why not? And what business is it of anyone else outside that church?


23 posted on 10/08/2013 2:38:28 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Gamecock

“Well that’s a self-rightous, know it all comment!”

I know.


24 posted on 10/08/2013 2:38:44 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: plain talk

Other than the fact that he put it on a Facebook for all to see...l


25 posted on 10/08/2013 2:42:34 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Gamecock

Rick the pa$tor supposedly has a net worth of $25 million doing “God’s” work.


26 posted on 10/08/2013 2:49:42 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Gamecock
Rick Warren and his Saddleback Church should practice true Grace doctrines from the Apostle Paul our Apostle to the gentiles today - Warren is a false doctrine teaching works salvation and itching ears false doctrine; his lusts of works salvation will result in: Romans 4:4: Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. That reckoning - works salvation will result in Rick and all his followers (not I), a debt which they will never be able to repay God

II Timothy 4:3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

II Timothy 4:4: And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

27 posted on 10/08/2013 4:18:24 PM PDT by AmbassadorForChrist
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To: All
Rick Warren and his Saddleback Church should practice true Grace doctrines from the Apostle Paul our Apostle to the gentiles today - Warren is a false doctrine teaching works salvation and itching ears false doctrine; his lusts of works salvation will result in: Romans 4:4: Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. That reckoning - works salvation will result in Rick and all his followers (not I), a debt which they will never be able to repay God.

II Timothy 4:3: For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

II Timothy 4:4: And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

28 posted on 10/08/2013 4:19:54 PM PDT by AmbassadorForChrist
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To: Gamecock

Yep. It’s facebook. He obviously doesn’t care who sees it and doesn’t mind getting “real” in front of his congregation and the world. cool


29 posted on 10/08/2013 4:41:51 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Gamecock

Inaccurate photo, anyway. He should have used an SS guard, because I’ll bet his staff just follows orders.


30 posted on 10/08/2013 5:27:22 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Boogieman

Some people are more filthy than others. Rick is at the top of the list.


31 posted on 10/08/2013 6:29:25 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Truth2012

Perhaps to you, but not in the eyes of God. We all fall short and have nothing to boast about.


32 posted on 10/08/2013 8:05:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

In the eyes of God, Rick Warren is the Whore of Babylon. Read the Bible. We do not all fall as short as Rick does, who intentionally lies and misleads people and gets fat and rich, while watching his own son die of hopelessness.

Nope.
Sorry.
God won’t be mocked.


33 posted on 10/09/2013 4:41:01 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Truth2012

“In the eyes of God, Rick Warren is the Whore of Babylon. Read the Bible.”

I’ve read the Bible and I’m quite certain the Bible never says Rick Warren is the “Whore of Babylon”. Go ahead and make up whatever stuff you want, but please don’t say it’s in the Bible or pretend that it comes from God.

“We do not all fall as short as Rick does...”

Again, you need to reread Romans 3.


34 posted on 10/09/2013 5:55:06 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Gamecock
If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!”

Really? What a putz.

35 posted on 10/10/2013 9:24:18 AM PDT by onedoug
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