"God speaks through me."—Smoketown, Pennsylvania, July 16, 2004 (first reported in the local papers, including the Intelligencer Journal and the Lancaster New Era)During a recent discussion in one of the newgroups I'm in, I researched and posted a whole slew of Bush quotes about God. Even many left wingers hate atheists, as I've learned. The truly Christian friends I have, who recognize the power of good deeds, even without good faith, are dismayed by the level of hatred I can generate from "Christians" who are pretty liberal.
My problem with them, and probably the reason they get so angry, is that I think that wussy side of the progressive movement in this country has ruined us. We need to be agressive, angry, mean, and nasty, like the Republicans, and we need to be more creative about it than they are. My evidence for why I think this will work? Well, just look at who controls the government. It worked for them, and they don't even have very creative hatchet men. I mean, C'mon! If they can win with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly on their side, then we should be able to cream them in the nasty competition. Michael Moore and Al Franken have it right. Take it to them hard and mean, and always with the FACTS on our side, because they're a bunch of lying assholes.
Anyway, to get back to the point at hand, here's a whole bunch more fun Bush quotes about his state religion:
"I'm also mindful that man should never try to put words in God's mouth. I mean, we should never ascribe natural disasters or anything else, to God. We are in no way, shape, or form should a human being, play God."—Washington D.C., Jan. 14, 2005For a comprehensive list of idiotic Bush quotes (is that redundant?), visit my George Dumbya Bush page.
"God told me to strike at al Qaeda and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam [Hussein], which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East."—Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Abu Mazen quoting Bush when they met in Aqaba; reported in The Haaretz Reporter by Arnon Regular
"This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while."—Sunday, September 16, 2001
"I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state."—January 29, 2001
"The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them."—September 20, 2001
"Take the life issue. This issue requires a president and an administration leading our nation to understand the importance of life. This whole faith-based initiative really ties into a larger cultural issue that we're working on. It begins to affect the life issue, as well as the human dignity issue, because when you're talking about welcoming people of faith to help people who are disadvantaged and are unable to defend themselves, the logical step is also those babies."—January 31, 2001, unaware that a press microphone was on, telling Roman Catholic "faith-based" subsidy supporters that they are "vital allies" because they won't "be eroded by political correctness or whatever," and assuring them that his scheme to give tax money to religious groups will help them promote opposition to legal abortion, at the White House, quoted from Margaret Sykes, "Bush Caught on Tape — Again: Says he'll use tax dollars to help religious groups oppose abortion," About Pro-Choice Views, February 1, 2001
We do not prescribe any prayer; we welcome all prayer."—February 1, 2001 (huh?)
"Our priorities is our faith."—Greensboro, North Carolina, October. 10, 2000
"Our new faith-based laws have removed government as a roadblock to people of faith who hear the call."—September, 2000
"I've heard the call. I believe God wants me to run for president."—September, 2000
I urge all Texans to answer the call to serve those in need. By volunteering their time, energy or resources to helping others, adults and youngsters follow Christ's message of love and service in thought and deed. Therefore, I, George W. Bush, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim June 10, 2000, Jesus Day in Texas and urge the appropriate recognition whereof, in official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this 17th day of April, 2000."—Jesus Day 2000