Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rick Warren trying to please Muslims in the USA

Our Muslim friends, if they watched Rick Warren's prayer at the inauguration of B. Hussein Obama, cannot have missed his references to Islam. First, he addressed God as the Compassionate and Merciful - al-Rahman al-Rahim. And in the end, he used the names Yeshua, Isa, Jesus, to close his prayer.

I appreciate that public prayers in a nation that cannot favor any religion, are a headache. But this was a strange effort to please Muslims. The fact that Warren began by addressing God as Father made this immediately a prayer totally outside the pale of Islam, and likewise his end with the Lord'd Prayer. And mentioning 'Isa made it even stranger, after Yeshua and before Jesus. What sort of hotchpotch is this? Not convincing, my dear brother Warren.

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