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 President of the Apocalypse2003-04-06 22:57
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BBC about George W. Bush and his conviction that God wants him to engage the forces of evil.
He had turned to God at the age of 40 as a way of kicking alcoholism, and his faith had kept him on the straight and narrow ever since, giving him the drive to reach the White House.

But all that changed on the day of the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.Those close to Mr Bush say that day he discovered his life's mission.

He became convinced that God was calling him to engage the forces of evil in battle, and this one time baseball-team owner from Texas did not shrink from the task.
Pretty freaky, really, if Bush really thinks he's now battling the anti-Christ. And nearly all mainland churches in the U.S. are uncomfortable with that as well, and are opposing the war.

I'm not particularly religious, but if I were adhering to the idea of a Christian God (or Jewish or Islamic), I'd be very uncomfortable with the idea that a U.S. president thinks that this God reports to him. That's not what he says in words, but that is the structure of what he says. That God is on his side in the war, and that God will back up his decisions. That does sound like some kind of blasphemy to me. No other U.S. president have had any such hubris in the past.

For that matter, if it wasn't so tragic and dangerous, it would be sort of funny. The fate of the world is in the hands of an illiterate alcoholic delusional coke-head, who hears voices in his head about how he's chosen for a special mission, and who pays little attention to what is going on in the real world. What makes it dangerous is that a sufficiently large percentage of the American population believe in the same comic book vision.

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7 Apr 2003 @ 07:08 by craiglang : God on our side
Hi Ming,

Actually, I believe that the religion card has ben played in most of the major wars. If you watch footage of the "Battleship" meeting between Churchill and Roosevelt in 1942, one of the last things you see is the entire compliment of navy crew, leaders, etc. singing "Onward Christian Soldiers". My understanding is that there was indeed a powerful religious theme behind Roosevelt's involvement in WW2, and Wilson's involvement in WW1, to name a few. One of the few ways to motivate an entire population to something as major as a war is through religion - however misplaced/misguided it may be.

My $0.02

7 Apr 2003 @ 08:36 by spiritseek : Using a religion...
to further add compliance for war was more like the reason they spouted religious verses. Whatever the mind set of the majority of the people they will use against them.  

7 Apr 2003 @ 13:21 by sharie : George Washington was big on God too.
He would kneel down on one knee beside his horse and pray. Imagine how that impacted his soldiers.

But I do agree that dubya is delusional, a mental patient, a puppet, and ultimately he will be the fall guy for Cheney's gang of billionaires... when the time comes to blame somebody for this horror story they've created.  

20 Dec 2014 @ 03:39 by Kadir @ : tgjUzuNPqWUFpRgNpgNx
機會係個天俾嘅 yes. BUT it is only those who are prepared that can see and czlptaiiae the chance given. The people who always blames god/命/天 that there is no chance is absolutely wrong! If they haven't prepared, work hard or think hard, how can they see the chance themselves, even if they see the opportunity is right in front of them, they wont have the skills, connection, knowledge or experience to take advantage of it.How sad!!!Bomb  

23 Dec 2014 @ 20:43 by Keith @ : EDkKKyVTSNq
This was so helpful and easy! Do you have any arceilts on rehab?  

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