Balaam’s talked too

I’ve never read “The Purpose-Driven Life”. And for all I know, Rick Warren is a genuine man of God. But based on his own public statements, it’s pretty hard for the casual observer to believe that:

In the New Yorker interview published in September 2005, Warren is quoted as saying: “I had dinner with Jack Welch (former chief executive officer of GE) last Sunday night. He came to church, and we had dinner. I’ve been kind of mentoring him on his spiritual journey. And he said to me, ‘Rick, you are the biggest thinker I have ever met in my life. The only other person I know who thinks globally like you is Rupert Murdoch.’ And I said, ‘That’s interesting. I’m Rupert’s pastor! Rupert published my book!'”

Seriously, who talks like that? Could you drop any more names there, Rick? Or is your big, shiny, shellacked head just too chock full of big thoughts to recall any more at the moment?