Skip to comments.Megachurch pastor Rick Warren slammed for Facebook photo post
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. Its a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldnt 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?
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Don’t worry Rick. I don’t follow false teachers.
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.
Rick needs to apologize. There is a big differnce between the sermon on the mount and evil gaurds. Man up and apologize Rick!
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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.
I agree. A fairly obvious joke. Some people can’t take dark humor.
Which raises the question, should a church practice dark humor?
“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
But look! See how happy they are ....
He knew exactly what he was doing, and his mockery of Jesus and the word of God is filthy.
Just like him.
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?
Not funny, Warren.
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.
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.”
“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.”
Well that’s a self-rightous, know it all comment! /sarc