The opposite of hero is not villain, it is "bystander"
" In doing what we ought we deserve no praise, because it is our duty." -Aurelius Augustine
"But why do they use them to make Brawndo??!!"
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
As for telling lies, people may just not know and I do not consider it deception unless it is done intentionally. As for Warren, I know little of his preachings as I have only seen him on interview shows. IIRC, he gave or is giving away all the $$$$ from his books to charity, particularly those helping in the third world. He just never struck me as a fire and brimstone kind of guy but I could be wrong.
He's not a fire-and-brimstone preacher. Here he is discussing that attraction is not a sin with a most odious talking-head:
so that we may truly live and achieve wisdom." another translation says, "Teach us to use wisely, all the time we have". another translation says " Teach us to realize how short our lives are.
Then our hearts will become wise." another translation says "Teach us to use wisely, all the time we have". (reading all of Psalm 90 in context, in a translation that numbers the lines differently), " Oh! Teach us to live well!
Teach us to live wisely and well!
Come back, God—how long do we have to wait?—
and treat your servants with kindness for a change.
Surprise us with love at daybreak;
then we’ll skip and dance all the day long.
Make up for the bad times with some good times;
we’ve seen enough evil to last a lifetime.
Let your servants see what you’re best at—
the ways you rule and bless your children.
And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us,
confirming the work that we do.
Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!" __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________ 2) Psalm 90 is absolutely not related to suicide in any way. Taking one line out of context to pretend otherwise, is as deliberately false as the preacher who didn't like the trend of hairstyles, who quoted, instead of "Let he who is on the mountain top, not come off", as "Let he who is on the mountain, ....TOP KNOT COME OFF!!!" , __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________ 2) That was Moses speaking to God, neither God speaking to Moses nor God speaking through Moses. Psalm 90 is a prayer, from Moses to God. When we pray to God, God isn't telling us what to say, even when it's a prophet who's praying to God. God listens patiently when we pray to Him, He doesn't put words in our mouths when we talk to Him, even (especially) when it's someone specially assigned by God to speak for Him (a prophet). Certain prayers are included in the Bible because they are an excellent example of how to talk to God. Those prayers are not commands to humans, they are requests to God. Humans are certainly not commanded to obey comments that are not even directed at a human.
Let me tell you what it's like to grow up in an extremely religious household and realixzing at the age of 5 that you didn't believe in god and then covering up by trying to act religious because you can't stand letting your parents down. Faking it. Bored and faking it. Ashamed really.
It's enough to make you suicidal. I barely missed. I ran away instead.
This is information, not a position on anything. I can only suspect and surmise what the issue was. I don't KNOW anything.