Friday, May 26, 2006

The Smite House

President George W. Bush’s fundamentalist faith in God is worrying to many people and for good reason. What Washington insider said the following:

“I worked for two presidents who were men of faith, and they did not make their religious views part of American policy. President Bush’s certitude about what he believes in, and the division between good and evil, is, I think, different…The absolute truth is what makes Bush so worrying to some of us.” This person goes on to add: “Some of his language is really quite over the top…When he says ‘God is on our side’, it’s very different from (former U.S. President Abraham) Lincoln saying ‘We have to be on God's side.’”

A). Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
B). Former Secretary of State Colin Powell
C). Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
D). Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft

A: Madeleine Albright, who worked for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both Democrats and Christians. Albright says Bush’s religious absolutism has made U.S. foreign policy “more rigid and more difficult for other countries to accept.”

In Albright’s new book, “The Mighty and the Almighty,” she recalls how Bush, while he was governor of Texas, told Christians he believed God wanted him to be president. In addition, Bush says his Christian faith informs his decisions as president. He says, for example, that he prayed to God for guidance before invading Iraq. Either God isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer or Bush is a colossal, perhaps, delusional idiot. We bet it’s the latter.


At 1:34 PM, Blogger Tenoch said...

This, coming from Bush who refused to (or couldn't) substantiate his public claim that Jesus is his "favorite philosopher" with even the most elementary explanation.

How sad that U.S. fundamentalists permit him to get away with such harmful nonsense.

At 7:43 AM, Blogger Greg Spring said...

You said it.


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