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Rick Warren Sullies Barack Obama With Stone Age Science

Remember how Barack Obama promised that he would bring a serious consideration of science back to the White House if he were elected President? Looks like he might not have been so serious about that after all.

Barack Obama has invited a Creationist, extremist preacher Rick Warren, to kick off his Inauguration with a religious ritual. Here’s what Rick Warren teaches about evolution:

“The Bible’s picture is that dinosaurs and man lived together on the earth, an earth that was filled with vegetation and beauty… Although it cannot be stated with certainty, it appears that dinosaurs may have actually been mentioned in the Bible. The Bible uses names like “behemoth” and “tannin.” Behemoth means kingly, gigantic beasts. Tannin is a term that includes dragon-like animals and the great sea creatures such as whales, giant squid,
and marine reptiles like the plesiosaurs that may have become extinct. The Bible’s best description of a dinosaur-like animal is in Job chapter 40. We don’t know for certain if these are actually dinosaurs or are some other large creatures that became extinct.

This should not sound so strange. After all, God tells us that he created all the land animals on the sixth day of creation, the same day that he created mankind. Man and dinosaurs lived at the same time. There was never a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. From the very beginning of creation, God gave man dominion over all that was made, even over the dinosaurs.”

After eight years of suffering under George W. Bush’s attacks on science, doesn’t America deserve better than this? A Creationist’s official religious ritual on Inauguration Day?

Is this change?

rick warren barack obama creationist dinosaur movie

(A Rick Warren Barack Obama Creationist Dinosaur Video Podcast)

17 comments to Rick Warren Sullies Barack Obama With Stone Age Science

  • Obama’s way is apparently to include people who don’t share the same world-view as he does. That he invites Rick Warren to speak does not mean he endorses Warren’s literal interpretation of the Bible; maybe it means he endorses Warren’s basic message which is, believe it or not, love and faith (and purpose, of course). This is change, and a change even you might be open to embrace.

  • Jim

    You mean love of the sort he likes, and not love of the sort he doesn’t like. You mean his faith and no other. You mean freedom for him and the repeal of others’ freedom.

    Rick Warren has the right to speak. We have the right to object to his narrow message.

  • Kevin

    “Warren’s basic message which is, believe it or not, love and faith (and purpose, of course). ”

    love, except for the homos and humanists!

    faith as in mindless belief without reason.

    purpose as in “give me money!”

  • dave

    Proffessing themselves to be wise, they bacame as fools.

  • Dave

    Why you’re nothing but a big bully mockingbird. How will I ever get to sleep?

  • Jim, it sounds as though your issue isn’t with Rick Warren, but rather with God and His Word.

    Why do you hate God, Jim? Why do you rebel against Him?

    He wrote us a Book, with lots of laws to follow. If you believe it, and do what God says to do, you get to go to Heaven when you die and serve Him for all eternity.

    If you don’t, if you ignore the Bible, or if you don’t believe it, then you get to enjoy unending torment as you are burned alive in God’s Hell, the Lake of Fire.

    God loves us so much that He wants us all to come service Him in Heaven forever. How are you returning that love, Jim? By railing against Him! How do you think God feels about that?

    I have no doubt He weeps every time He reads your columns.

    • Jim

      I’d love to service God forever, but it might hurt my jaw. Maybe if I had tiny eternal breaks every now and then.

      You think I don’t know He weeps when He reads my columns? It’s just with that in mind that I write, you know. I consider that I’m doing a service to the farmers here in the fine state of Ohio; all those tears help the corn grow that much taller.

      • God wrote us a book? You mean it’s true? Oh, thank you, thank you for revealing this truth that I have never ever heard before! Now that I hear YOU say it, Paliban, I believe! I believe! I believe that God has written Flowers In The Attic for our spiritual deliverance! (Personally, I never thought that V.C. Andrews had enough talent to be the true author.)

  • Astonished

    Wow, Jim! You hear that? God Himself reads your columns! You’d better not hurt his feelings or he’ll burn you for eternity, because he loves you!

  • Dave

    Ah… yet another misconception.

    The concept of Hell was introduced into Christianity by the Greeks. The Bible does speak of an eternal pit of fire, but only a place where people who have been judged for being bad little boys will go to perish. A loving God would not forever torment someone who doesn’t believe. Although J. Clifford, I’d say you are pushing the envelope with your comments.

    I disagree with Paliban Mom about God weeping at your column. You aren’t the first to mock God, and certainly won’t be the last. He’s probaly just taking notes. Some day he’ll open up that Big O Book of Life and remind you. Just you and Him. No Jims, no Astonished, no Ralphs. Just el mano y el spirito. But don’t worry, there’s always time to unthaw that cold cold heart. (My apologies to Hank Williams). Well……until the big day of course! Then it’s just desserts time.

    • According to Rick Warren “being bad little boys” who deserve to burn in a lake of fire includes everyone who doesn’t agree to convert to Christianity – forever, forever, forever, without any chance of escape, and no forgiveness whatsoever they shall burn, says Warren. Dave, you’re not paying attention to what Rick Warren preaches.

      P.S. – has anyone found those living plesiosaurs Rick Warren keeps hinting at?

  • Dave

    Dare I remind you, AGAIN. Don’t care what Rick Warren says. Just like you and me, he’ll have to stand before God and give an account for himself.

    J.Clifford, I’m sorry to say I’ve grown tired of our little chats. Please take no offense, but constant insults do not make for invigorating debate.

    I’ll leave you with one thought. When you’re alone with just your thoughts, you know, the whole comtemplating life thing. You ever notice that little ache. It’s called seperation from God, and it never goes away. Well, not for a lot of people anyway.

    I’ll place my pre-emtive reply now….Right…sure you’re happy.

    And Jim, I just can’t believe Christians aren’t embracing your lifestyle. Your comment about servicing the one thing they hold dearest. Oh well, what do your expect from a bunch of intolerant bigots. It’s too bad they don’t see how considerate you really are.

    Good luck boys.

    • Jim

      Personally, I find that little ache I experience when alone comes from my bunions.

      It’s really very interesting that you assume same-sex marriage is my “lifestyle.” I’m actually straight and in an opposite-sex marriage with kids. One doesn’t have to belong to a group of people to believe that it is just as deserving of equal rights under law.

  • You may not care about what Rick Warren says, but he’s being groomed as a replacement for Billy Graham as an unofficial White House religious advisor. That makes me care about it.

    Besides, Rick Warren is what this article is about. It’s what you’re trying to distract people from – remember?

    I see no evidence that Rick Warren will have to stand before anyone to give an account of himself, but he is contributing to suffering in the here and now.

    Separation from God is in my left shoulder? No, I don’t think so.

    Dave, I know it shocks you that anyone can be happy without sharing your particular religious beliefs, but I am indeed a happy person. My happiness comes from those closest with me – my family, not from the belief that the thousands of years dead son of a fictional creator of the universe loves me. It’s a lot easier that way, at least for me, and your God-talk doesn’t measure up to it.

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