Thursday, October 21, 2004

Which Fundementalist Is The Fool?

Pat Robertson, who is founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and host of its program "The 700 Club," recently made an assertion about President Bush. Interviewed on CNN Robertson talked of a meeting he had with Bush befor the Iraq War, "I warned him about this war. I had deep misgivings about this war, deep misgivings. And I was trying to say, Mr. President you better prepare the American people for casualties," but Bush said, " 'Oh, no, we're not going to have any casualites.' "

The next day the White House responded to Robertson's comments. "I think he must have either misunderstood, misheard or been confused about what the conversation was because I've never heard the president say anything of the sort, and he wouldn't have," Karen Hughes, a senior Bush advisor, told reporters. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said: "Of course the president never made such a comment."

Robertson then issued a statement confirming his support for Bush, but he did not withdraw his comments.

So where does that leave the Christian fundementalists? Either one of their top religious leaders or their White House man of God is not telling the truth. I'd sure love to get Bush and Robertson in the same room and make them swear on a Bible their story of that meeting. Which guy would break down and change their story?

I'd put my money on Robertson. I can't imagine anyone sending troops into battle actually believing there would be no casualties. But on the other hand, Bush may have felt lying to Robertson would put him at ease.

Personally I've never believed either man was much of a true believer in Jesus. Look at the two of them, both have that greed for power and money, not an attribute Jesus would have approved of. I've always considered these two are only part of a long line of false prophets that Chistian fundementalists tend to latch onto in hopes of being led.

The religious right will discount these two rich men as being confused of this past meeting. They will go out and vote for Bush thinking he is their religious/political leader. And they will be fooled once again. It's a wonder they don't take Bush in his own scambled words, "There's an old saying in Tennessee—I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can't get fooled again."

Whatever Bush was trying to say, this is what I say to the religious right, "you are getting fooled again."



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