Slacktivist Ā» the MĆ¼nchhausen Martyrdom of Rick Warren, Chuck Colson and Fr. Jonathan Morris
Rick Warren, Charles Colson, Richard Land and Father Jonathan Morris all might as well be playing World of Warcraft.
Let me show you what I mean. Hereās Rick Warren, boasting of his own courage in a tweet allegedly responding to the news that health insurance for women must include health coverage for women:
Iād go to jail rather than cave in to a government mandate that violates what God commands us to do. Would you?
Ooh, so bold! What a profile in courage! What a valiant stand against oppression and persecution!
Thatās what Rick Warren thinks of himself, obviously, but itās not clear why anyone here in reality would share that view.
You canāt take a valiant stand against oppression and persecution when no one is oppressing or persecuting you. Standing up against threats that exist only in your own imagination does not constitute bravery or courage.
āIād ride a cannonball rather than cave in to a government mandate.ā
Rick Warren is a fantasist. That fantasy allows him to stroke his own ego, but it also makes him appear ridiculous to anyone not caught up in the fantasy with him. He claims to be a martyr but reveals himself to be Baron MĆ¼nchhausen.
Even more embarrassing for Warren is that his hypothetical courageous stand has, for the past 13 years, been a case of actual cowardice. Warren boldly proclaims that he would āgo to jailā rather than to submit to such an allegedly outrageous āgovernment mandate,ā but heās been submitting to exactly the same law since 1999.