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  •  I think you're reading too far into this. (4+ / 0-)
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    Cali Scribe, MKS, davefromqueens, NHCt

    I'm not going to say that I like Rick Warren or agree with a damn thing he says. However, from what I know of him, he is actually a fairly respectable person, and certainly not a hypocrite.

    I additionally wouldn't be surprised if he keeps his actual political opinions to himself. And, given his comment above, I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't vote for McCain, though we'll never actually know that.

    •  Have you read his writings (1+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO

      such as the purpose driven life.

      Granted Warren is more reasonable WHEN compared to crazies like Dobson, Robertson, etc...  And I actually do think Rick Warren is someone who you could go on TV for in an hour and have a reasonable and intelligent debate on issues of religion even if we totally disagreed.

      But reasonable compared to whom?

      Notice how quickly he condemned Edwards but never mentions McCain's adultery.

      Also notice he refers to Clinton scandals and not Bush scandals.

      When you get past the image, he's still comes across as a fanatical fundie even if on a personal level, he might be a cool guy.

      I shall not rest until right wing conservatives are 4th party gadflies limited to offering minor corrections on legislation once or twice a year.

      by davefromqueens on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 10:34:50 AM PDT

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      •  Well, I'm not going to argue with you. (1+ / 0-)
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        davefromqueens

        Mostly because I predominantly agree with you.

        However, I will say that while Warren may be a fundie, I don't think he's that fanatical. He is actually genuinely concerned with issues like poverty, the environment and addressing actual social problems, compared with the typical fundies whose entire platform consists of being anti-gay and anti-choice. Warren may hold these extremist views as well, but he's much less of an asshole about it (not that that's saying too much).

        I'd rather not have to deal with any of this shit. However, given that these people exist, I'd rather have Warren as a spokesman than Dobson et al.

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