Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I wonder if Rick Warren is promoting this at his church

Maybe the newest Rick Warren book can talk about yesterday's most interesting story. Click here to find out what else Ashley Smith used to calm down Brian Nichols (I mean besides Warren's book).

5 comments:

g13 said...

"During the ordeal, Smith says, she pulled out Rick Warren's book The Purpose-Driven Life and read to Nichols a chapter called "Using What God Gave Me" to gain his trust."

did god give her the crystal meth? is he her daddy?

Jeremy Pierce said...

This seems to me to be a great story of second chances, as the story notes. I won't comment on the moral issue of bringing this up as if it has anything to do with Warren, because it's just too hard to be nice while doing so.

g13 said...

in all seriousness jeremy, i hope that it is a great story of second chances. that's the way i originally interpreted it, but in a media storm such as the one the smith ordeal has provoked it's hard to know who is playing what angle.

Rick said...

for me it has everything to do with my favorite subject in the entire world...

irony

I am not going to be judge and jury for this woman at all.

I just think the marketing aspect is amusing, in my own demented way.

And crystal meth? It is just a bit bizarre alongside the Warren book. It is a very postmodern moment to me.

ER said...

I read this the way Jeremy did. I was actually unaware of the first version of the story, but this one seems more plausible to me. I definitely wouldn't have ratted myself out to the police the night of the horrific events. Either way, as long as she is moving forward in redemption and healing, may God be glorified.

And yes, Rick, it is definitely a pomo moment that we all live out daily. Some just more secretively than others:(