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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:15 PM
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Bill Maher reads from Rick Warren's "The Purpose Driven Life"
 
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Bill Maher should have given the invocation! :rofl:
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:19 PM
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1. I'm looking forward to watching this later!
Thanks for posting.

K & R
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:26 PM
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2. Great! Thanks
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:27 PM by Turbineguy
I got that book a few years ago for Christmas and was wondering if I should read it, since Warren became known. Now I know I should tear out the pages and use them to train the dog where to shit.
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:29 PM
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3. Scary-funny . . .
No, I haven't ever read Rick Warren (and have no intention of starting now), but the notion that otherwise rational adults can read such tripe and think that it's providing them with some sort of insight . . . well, it makes me wonder about the truth of evolution itself, since we appear to be moving the other way.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:30 PM
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4. "Error ... you've already recommended that thread!"
I'm a Unitarian-Universalist, who is essentially a transcendentalist, and am essentially a believer in the One ... and I thought it was funny.

Maher and I agree ... the only thing one can know is that we don't know.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:41 PM
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9. +1
:D
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:32 PM
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5. When did he do this? Terrific.
Two things I got out of this.

1. I have continually written that Bush was all about:

Loyalty <> Reward
and
Betrayal <> Revenge

That's what I got from Warrens' words.

2. Warren's version of the Bible also has God sounding like the Mafia.
God - the big boss.
Some members brought pleasure by their obedience.
Others didn't.

Ultra simplistic.

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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:40 PM
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8. He did this as an encore to his HBO special 'The Decider'.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:32 PM
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6. Chuckles
eom
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:36 PM
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7. And yet MILLIONS of people read this book - YIKES!!! Bill is the best!
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:48 PM
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10. "yeah god had some bad years....it's not all tits and champagne
in that business"

:rofl:
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:49 PM
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12. Oh, man, I'm laughing again just *reading* that line!
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:49 PM
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11. OMFG - laughed 'til I'm hoarse!
That so many so-called adults actually believe this tripe and are "inspired" by it is way freakin' scary. :scared:
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:23 PM
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13. Very funny - thanks
Normally I consider "books" like that boring and depressing, but Maher's ridicule of it just highlights Warren's hilarious vapidity.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:48 AM
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14. k*r Now I don't have to buy the book;)
Thanks so much. This is just hilarious.

:toast:
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 06:35 AM
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15. Wow, 5th grade reading level....at best
Clearly written directly for people who have absolutely NO ability to evaluate "information".
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:32 AM
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16. Consider the target audience.
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:42 PM
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22. Exactly what I was thinking - 5th grade reading level
Edited on Thu Jan-22-09 08:43 PM by Merlot
for people who like to be spoon fed.

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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:52 AM
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17. Holy Crap!! More, MORE!!! That kind of contempt
needs to be poured on that kind of moronic, simplistic, "I know the mind of God" writing. Bravo Maher! More!!!

And, Moses? REALLY? The guy who got so drunk and wasted that he passed out naked in his tent and had to be covered up by his sons? Heck of a role model.

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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 07:50 PM
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20. I'm not sure that was Moses.
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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 09:57 AM
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26. sorry. Duh on me. I mean, Noah, of course, who Warren
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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 01:46 PM
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27. Can anybody explain to me what did Ham do that was so bad?
I have read Genesis in its entirety, but there's so much random nonsense like this in it, that I can't make any sense out of it. And I wonder why the fundies think it all makes perfect sense.
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ProfessorPlum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 09:12 PM
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28. He saw his father's dingle, of course.
and for that he needs to be punished.

doesn't that make sense? :)
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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 09:21 PM
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29. Aha, and that's where the fundies' obsession with sex comes from.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:07 AM
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18. I rate Warren's book ...5 shoes.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:57 AM
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19. Warren plays off as a everyman but he is really the public face of the O.C. fundies
The oddest part is that Warren is nothing more than the stoner freshman spewing generalities to try to sound not stoned. With Warren though he is doing it to take the edge off. I love that he doesn't actually quote scripture- a novel approach to an old schtick.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 08:40 PM
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21. "wife and eight home schooled children" Holy shit, I know someone like that.
And I'm sure they have a copy of the Purpose Driven Life in their house too. :eyes:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:16 PM
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23. Bwahahahaha!!!!
Laugh out loud funny!! :rofl:

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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:27 PM
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24. Warren's book or Maher's commentary?
;)

The funny thing is: Bill could actually just have read Warren's book without any commentary and it would have been exellent stand-up material! :rofl:
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 10:55 PM
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25. yep, it's the analog to Tina Fey doing Palin - the material is scary enough! nt
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