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I sort of agree with Brannon Howse

brannonhowse Brannon Howse is probably best known as the founder of Christian Worldview Network, an organization that tends to lean toward religiously-based conspiracy theories and tunnel-vision perspectives about the world approaching the "end times" of the bible. I actually listened to one of his entire podcasts about a month ago and it was astounding. It’s really hard to accept the idea that anyone can take him even remotely seriously, but I have very little doubt that plenty of people do.

Somehow, I got on the Christian Worldview Network’s mailing list, so I get updates every week about new podcasts and articles on their site. I stay on the list for the amusement value. This week, I hit the jackpot.

In his weekly podcast, one topic that Howse addresses is Rick Warren speaking to the Islamic Society of North America. In the summary of the podcast, here’s what Howse says.

Rick Warren speaks for the Islamic Society of North America and not only does he NOT give the gospel as usual but Warren called for "a coalition of faith" which Jan Markell says is another way of calling for a one-world religion.

I don’t know who Jan Markell is, but I’m going to take a "leap of faith" here and guess that, whoever she is, Howse agrees with her completely. The whole "one-world religion" idea is so close to "new world order" that it seems right up his alley. I could do an entire post about why that idea is laughable, but that would be (even more of) a digression.

Now here’s where I start to agree with Howse.

Warren is proving that he is extremely ignorant and foolish. Is Warren really just a false teacher that has completely duped most non-thinking Christians, including tens of thousands of pastors? […] Sadly, many Christians will continue to follow Warren because they are completely void of discernment.

That’s probably about as accurate a statement as you’re going to get regarding Warren and the Christians who admire him. Warren is a woo-peddler of the highest degree… with the added benefit of being bigoted and homophobic. He’s also got charisma, which is what makes the "non-thinking" contingent of Christians hold him in such high regard.

The thing is, you could easily replace "Warren" with a number of other names in Howse’s statement and it would be just as accurate: Haggard, Graham, Falwell, , Baker, Ham.

Oh… and "Howse."

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