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Who Said That?

question%20mark.jpgWho said that?

"I fully adhere to the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith for myself and my ministry, but as an American, I respect other paths to God."

You know the drill!  Leave your guesses in the comments section below.  Please no google searches! 

Reader Comments (29)

That sounds dangerously close to something Billy Graham said at a recent NAE meeting. I hope I am wrong.

Matt Holst
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermholst
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
I have no idea who said this one; can't even hazard a guess ... but this one also looks like it could be casual effort (that failed) to express what could be a reasonable and good point. As a Christian, I hold to some very important truth claims; I also acknowledge and respect others -- I was one of them once! -- who hold to other truth claims about God, ultimate reality, salvation, etc. In the marketplace of ideas that is America, we need to be able to talk about our different positions, explain evidence for our views, listen respectfully,.... etc.

Do the rules of the game allow us to have a sideline conversation? Giving the benefit of the doubt to whoever this was, how would you say what (let's hope) he (or she) <i>meant</i> to say?
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn A
I am curious what the mystery person means by "respect other paths." Do they mean that they respect other's rights to believe in a different path? Or, do they mean they respect other paths as being possilble and on equal terms with the Christian path? So vague...must be a politician...

John Kerry? John McCain? It would be awesome if it was Mit Romney!
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRev. Bob
responding to Rev. Bob and the alternative possible meanings you suggest, the point of my sideline conversation was that I think (hope) that mystery person here MEANT to say the former -- respecting the other person's right to believe ... but what ended up being said, what came out, was the latter, in that he said he "respects other paths to God" which, conflicts with his claim to be a Christian holding to the fundamental tenets,..
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn A
I've seen some quotes very close to this from Billy Graham--so I'll go with him, even If I'm wrong, I'm close...
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpilgrim
Since the first Republican debate has just been held (I didn't watch), I'll hazzard a guess for one of the ten, not counting the one who will be but is not yet. Anyway, I'll go with Rudy G.
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChris Malamisuro
Joel Osteen?
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermk
Hmmm. Rev. Hagee? He is reputed to believe Jews have another "in" besides Jesus.
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Mitt Romney
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNathan
George W. Bush
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterwendell
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPaul
George W Bush
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRe4mdmom
Way too eloquent to be Bush! Defintely Billy Graham.
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRana
Mitt Romney (the Mormon who says his favorite book is L. Ron Hubbard's "Battlefield Earth"). The guy completely creeps me out.
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPhil
Graham is an universalist. No offense, but I suspect the "Great Evangelist" is the one who proposed other ways to "god." And this is one of his well known quotes.
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered Commentervincent chia
Billy or Franklin (or both) Graham
May 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRon
Yeah, I change my answer... should have read the quote more carefully. Bush doesn't have a ministry! Its Billy Graham to be sure.
May 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRe4mdmom
Billy Graham. How can the statment, "but as an American, I respect other paths to God." mean anything other than, "Since Americans have freedom of choice, you too can choose the path to God, wherever it leads you. It is YOUR freedom."
May 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Cerny
May 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLeon Cunningham

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