Skip to comments.Bush: 'I don't see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord'
Posted on 01/11/2005 7:47:20 PM PST by jdm
FLASH: Bush: 'I don't see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord'...
FLASH: Bush: 'No women in combat'...
Tue Jan 11 2005 22:37:08 ET
President Bush granted THE WASHINGTON TIMES an extensive and exclusive interview late Tuesday, sources tell the DRUDGE REPORT.
President Bush said yesterday that he doesn't "see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord," but that he is always mindful to protect the right of others to worship or not worship.
Mr. Bush told editors and reporters of The Washington Times yesterday in an interview in the Oval Office that many in the public misunderstand the role of faith in his life and his view of the proper relationship between religion and the government.
"I think people attack me because they are fearful that I will then say that you're not equally as patriotic if you're not a religious person," Mr. Bush said. "I've never said that. I've never acted like that. I think that's just the way it is.
President Bush's policy on women in ground combat takes just four words to articulate: "No women in combat."
Despite extended tours of duties in Iraq for soldiers and an Army examination of women's roles, the president told editors and reporters of The Washington Times yesterday in an interview in the Oval Office that he has no intention of sending women into ground combat, a mission for which they are banned under Pentagon policy.
Reporters Rowan Scarborough, Joseph Curl and James Lakely, along with TIMES chief Wes Pruden, probed Bush during the White House session.
The paper plans at least 3 stand alone stories.
Mary, I say this with utmost repect, and with an open mind.
Of course nobody minds pissing off Christians, or killing them or degrading them. Jesus said exactly that. He didnt say that it would ever not be so in this world. He said it would always be so. And he said it because Christians had a radically different pov in this world, a pov which excited envy and hatred, because the mass of men could not bear to endure the utter goodness of Christians -- their love and forgiveness -- which the mass of men rightly took as an implicit rebuke to their despicable behaviour ... not loving, and not forgiving.
Jesus said, it was consistent to suffer much, even death, to possess the integrity of what God wanted from us. Jesus said, it was for the benefit of one and all, immediately and ultimately, and everywhere in between, to suffer what one needed, to love and forgive.
As a man, Jesus overturned tables. As a man, Jesus made a demonstration. The sale of doves and its purpose proved the humanity of Jesus. Jesus was condemning the trivialization, the pettiness, the deception and the mockery of any possible meaning life implied.
Here is the most fascinating thing about the tables Jesus overturned, and his anger: the lesson learned by his followers and regarders. Was he a hypocrite? Or was he saying Righteous Anger was ok, as ok as love and forgiveness?
The ultimate fact about Jesus, was that he was a man, and acted like a man. Put aside his divinity. Jesus was telling us, as men, that we were all capable of acting like him, we could be extraordinary in our ordinary love.
But by turning over the tables, he never meant that we should be bigots, jackasses, narrow-minded boors, hateful jerks and egotists.
Absolutely, I agree that we are not to be the things you mentioned. I try not to be but sometimes old human nature comes through. Thanks for your response. I appreciate that.
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