Bush’s War Between Good and Evil

The Washington Post reports that Bush “senses a ‘Third Awakening’ of religious devotion in the United States that has coincided with the nation’s struggle with international terrorists, a war that he depicted as ‘a confrontation between good and evil.'” More at National Review.

There is a war going on, but the real war is between the forces of reason and the forces of religious extremism. A President who believes God told him to go to war or that God chose him to be President is on the wrong side.

This is not just idle talk of religious belief. Bush’s talk of crusades and framing the war in Iraq in religious terms alienates the Muslim world and increases our risk of future attacks. At home he supports religious fanatics who restrict medical research, attempt to prevent the teaching of basic scientific principles in the school class rooms, and single out classes of people for hatred in order to get more Republicans out to the polls.

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    clearthought says:

    Interesting piece on an interesting, provocative blog.

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