Talking to God?...

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    <center><h1><a href=http://www.businessweek.com/print/bwdaily/dnflash/mar2003/nf2003037_4103_db056.htm?gb>Bush, the Bible, and Iraq</a></h1></center>

    By Stan Crock

    <blockquote>What scares so many people outside the U.S. is the President's religious, apocalyptic rhetoric. Is he really ready for Armageddon? Not likely
    Two reasons have surfaced for the deep divisions over Iraq that have created a political chasm between the U.S. and allies such as France, Germany, and Russia. One is that other nations oppose what they see as an unprovoked war. The second is that they view the threat Baghdad poses to the world as far less ominous than the one the Bush Administration imagines.

    A third factor is also at work, though: religious rhetoric, perhaps even fervor, which divides the President and many of those who voted for him from leading thinkers abroad, including those in some Western democracies. As European nations become more secular, they're increasingly suspicious of a country with a born-again Christian President, whose political base includes the majority of non-Arab fundamentalists in the U.S. British playwright Harold Pinter spotlighted this suspicion when he recently called Bush "a hired Christian thug."

    Iraq plays into these concerns like no other issue. One reason is that fundamentalist Christian doctrine envisions a horrific conflict, the Biblical Armageddon, as the way to hasten the return of Jesus and the Millennium -- not the 21st century, but a thousand years of enlightenment that Jesus will return to preside over, according to the Good Book. And guess where Armageddon is supposed to take place.</blockquote>

    This ain't "<i>The Blues Brothers</i>", it's the real world, with real consequences...And Dubbyuh's on a mission from god. Which one though, I'm not quite sure. He claims Christ a role model, but I don't think, from what I've read of Christian theology, that Christ would not condone Dubbyuh's actions, and would probably be pretty pissed about a smirking little hypocrite like Dubbyuh claiming him as a role model. Besides, God and I had a long talk this morning, and She told me that She has nothing to say to Dubbyuh...Says he's too mentally unstable. ;)
     
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    Stan Crock has a history of writing, well, writing a crock of shit.
     
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    Don't forget. All the opposed eurolibs were in on the Iraq Oil For Food program corruption.

    Any unbiased article would have mentioned this.

    This is a load.
     
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    Also, Armageddon should only be scary if you're a sinner.
     
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    Well well well...

    First, I'm not sure which of Bush's actions you think God would have a problem with. Is it defending the country from terrorism? Is it acting on intellegence to rid the workd of an evil dictator? Is it allowing people to keep more of their hard-earned money?
    Second, since when did you start believing in God, let alone start talking to Him?
     
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    I'd call this an OOOPS!!!!:laugh:
     
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    Nah...The voices in my head told me to write that.
     
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    Armagedon isn't an issue for me. It's some half-baked little peckerwood like Dubbyuh triggering another world war because he think's he's God's messenger.
     
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    <center>Some Ideas Dubbyuh and Osama Share</center>



    <blockquote>I am at war against the enemy

    All who oppose me are evil

    I will have others fight and die in my war

    It matters not that many civilians will die as a result of my war

    My actions are directed by God

    My God is the real God

    Working out our differences in a non-violent matter is not an option

    I will take vengeance against nations that do not support my war

    There is only one way in life and that way is my way

    I will gain support for my war by making people fear my enemy

    I will convince the people that it is
    honorable to die for my cause.

    The law of the land matters not to me

    I am the enemy and my followers don’t seem to understand</blockquote>
     
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    Anyone else hear that?
     

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