Bush claims God Chose him

This post was written by marc on November 2, 2003
Posted Under: Bush,Politics,Religion

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President George W. Bush stood before a cheering crowd at a Dallas Christian youth centre last week, and told them about being ‘born again’ as a Christian.

‘If you change their heart, then they change their behaviour. I know,’ he said, referring to his own conversion, which led to him giving up drinking.

Behind Bush were two banners. ‘King of Kings’, proclaimed one. ‘Lord of Lords’, said the other. The symbolism of how fervent Christianity has become deeply entwined with the most powerful man on the planet could not have been stronger.

Few US Presidents have been as openly religious as Bush. Now a new book has lifted the lid on how deep those Christian convictions run. It will stir up controversy at a time when the administration is keen to portray its ‘war on terror’ as non-religious.

The book, which depicts a President who prays each day and believes he is on a direct mission from God, will give ammunition to critics who claim Bush’s administration is heavily influenced by extremist Christians.

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The book also shows that in the lead-up to announcing his candidacy for the presidency, Bush told a Texan evangelist that he had had a premonition of some form of national disaster happening.

Bush said to James Robinson: ‘I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can’t explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen… I know it won’t be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.’

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Amazingly – when Bush became president – I and millions of other people also had a preminition of a national disaster happening. What an amazing coincidence!!

Did God want Bush to be president? hmmmmmm …. If he did – then this isn’t a democracy and we don’t really have free choice because God is working behind the seens to fix elections. I’m begining to wonder if God wrote the software for electronic voting machines because in places where the republican backed companies have installed their machines – miracles have happened where Republican’s have unexpectedly won elections. And – as we know – only God can create miracles.

So – if God picked Bush then is God responsible for the results? Is God going to pay Bush’s national debt? Is God going to create jobs?

The problem with God is that God just isn’t very good with money. That’s why God is always having to panhandle. Similarly, God picks people who are fiscally irresponsible. God doesn’t do well picking presidents – if Bush’s claim is true. Now God has us mired down in a religious war with Iraq leving us stuck with the results.

I say that if God wants to pick the president – then he should be required to at least register to vote.


Reader Comments

the simpleton actually thinks he was chosen by God. now that’s scary.

we are so screwed and most Americans are too damn dum to see it.

Written By Masturbating Bear on November 2nd, 2003 @ 1:03 pm

dumb that is. like me…

Written By Masturbating Bear on November 2nd, 2003 @ 1:04 pm

If I started spouting off about being chosen by God I’d end up on 96 hour watch at some hospital. When my 96 hours was up, I’d be sent home with medications and be required to see a therapist for a year or two.

Written By Andrea on November 4th, 2003 @ 2:58 pm

I dont even try to understand how things really are anymore. We chase down religious extremists but our administration is a fundamentalist cabal. Somehow the Muslim faith (and other faiths) are all wrong and Judeo-Christianity (emphasis on Judeo) was declared the truth. I missed that memo, and if anyone could explain it to me I’d be appreciative.

Written By Matt on November 9th, 2003 @ 10:25 pm

Ya know, its more likely that God did not pick Bush, and that George is once again blaming others for his own poor decisions. Its a guess.
Can anyone tell me how to get any transcript of the Bush speech to the Iraqi people and other middle eastern countries where he told them that God told him to bomb/invade to ‘free’ them? Being sent directly by
God eases my mind a lot and I am sure that all those waiting for the second coming need to see this transcript at least one more time. Maybe he will become as popular as Schwartzenegger.

Written By Tui Lindsey on June 17th, 2004 @ 12:12 am

People say that they act according to God’s wishes, but different people have different claims as to what God wants us to do. They often fight over them, but there is no scientific basis for any of these assertions. Since these assertions are not factual, but subject to whim and fancy, and they can lead to violence, the violence will never end as long as people hold them.

Written By John C on February 18th, 2005 @ 11:30 am

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