This piece is cadged from Alternet (http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/120233/).
Try not to panic, maybe you can calm me down...Pete
In Bruce Wilson's video, on April 17, 2005 Rick Warren tells 30,000 of his followers at a rally in Angel Stadium, right next to Disneyland, that he had been given a vision, a three point plan for the next 25 years:
It is the global expansion of the Kingdom of God.
It is the total mobilzation of this church.
And the third part of this dream is a radical devotion of every believer.
Warren goes on to deliver this horrifying homily:
In April 1939, In a stadium much like this, in Munich Germany, they packed it out with young men and women in brown shirts for a fanatical man standing behind a podium named Adolf Hitler, the personification of evil. And in that stadium those with the brown shirts formed a sign that said in in the whole stadium "Hitler we are yours." And they nearly took the world...Warren then decribes the dedication of Lenin and Mao's followers and then in a jaw dropping moment says:
When I hear those kinds of stories, I think, what would happen if American Christians, if world Christians, if just the Christians in this stadium said, "Jesus, we are yours"? What kind of spiritual awakening would be have?Warren then exhorts the crowd to hold up the sign by their seats that say "Whatever it takes" and concludes his speech with:
I'm looking at a stadium full of people saying, "Whatever it takes, god".Holy Shit!