Rick Warren Biographer, George Mair, Passes Away at 83 – The Rest of the Story
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the email Rick Warren sent to us, he made the following erroneous
and unkind statements
about George Mair:
"George Mair, an unbeliever, evidently wanted to make
a quick buck turning out a book on me, at the peak of the popularity
of The Purpose Driven Life."
"Since he is not even born again, he certainly wouldn't
understand theology, what I believe, or even the basics of
"Practically every page has either a factual
error, a made-up story, or Mair's weird interpretation of my motives
"[A]ny author who gets such basic facts wrong (that
are easily checkable) should not be trusted with his interpretation
of anything. This guy, whoever he is, clearly didn't do
a result of Rick Warren's personal email to us becoming public,
comments made on the Internet about George Mair, based on
Warren's email, have ranged from degrading remarks to calling
him a complete liar and fraud. Rick Warren has apparently
pulled out all the stops to ruin this man's name. Ironically,
George Mair told us that he wrote the book because he "believed
Rick Warren was a great man."
following are some excerpts from correspondence we have recently
had with George Mair. He has graciously granted us permission
to post these.
Mair with regard to statements made about him by Rick Warren:
am stunned by the viciousness of the attacks on me although
I know that sort of thing happens (never has in my 20 or
so previous works). ... Even more curious to me is what
happened to the concept of Christian charity." G.M.
regard to Mair's statement that Warren had "hired"
connection with the Blanchard reference, while writing my
book I regularly attended services at Rick Warren's church
and, indeed, have contributed ... to it [financially]. I
got the Blanchard information hearing Rick announce it in
person from the pulpit --- about 20 rows from where I was
sitting that morning."GM (6/9/05)
regard to Warren's statements about Mair not being a believer
or being born again:
Rev. Rick is again revealing more about what kind of person
he is than what kind of persons we are. [Y]es, I am a Christian.
... So, you see Rev. Rick is misinformed. I found this
surprisingly sad that a man of Rev. Warren's stature is
so intellectually bankrupt that he is reduced to calling
people who don't agree with him false names. I would like
to know the sources of his lies." (6/15/05)
I am curious on what basis anyone claims I am not a Christian."