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  • Did Gog and Magog “tell” President Bush to go to war in Iraq?

    10/09/2012 4:33:20 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-9-12 | Wordsmith
    On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, I blogged with the following: Vanity Fair contributing editor and former NYTimes reporter Kurt Eichenwald is out promoting a new Bush-Derangement Syndrome book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars You can read an excerpt at Vanity Fair. To be clear, this is an anti-Bush book, putting the worst possible spin upon events described in the book. I loathe spending any money on this; but even partisan books can provide nuggets of useful information when you can cross-reference and wade through the bias filter that any actual facts had been transmuted and...
  • Former president Bush: Faith helped in tough times

    02/28/2010 11:21:37 AM PST · by jakerobins · 15 replies · 578+ views
    AP News ^ | Feb 28, 1:19 AM (ET)
    <p>FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Former President George W. Bush says he turned to his faith during tough times in his eight years in office.</p> <p>He told more than 1,100 people at a banquet Saturday night for Fort Worth Christian School that he didn't see how he could be president without prayer.</p>
  • Agog over Bush's comments on Gog and Magog

    08/13/2009 12:07:59 PM PDT · by P.O.E. · 224 replies · 5,240+ views
    Charleston Gazette ^ | 08/13/09 | James A Haught
    Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible's satanic agents of the Apocalypse. Honest. This isn't a joke. The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God. Now out of office, Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their "common faith" (Christianity) and told him: "Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East. ... The biblical prophecies...
  • Gog, Magog And The Iraq Invasion

    08/06/2009 8:53:45 AM PDT · by steve-b · 45 replies · 2,847+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 8/6/09 | Andrew Sullivan
    It is in many ways the weirdest shard of reporting from those years, and its testimony is from no less than the former president of France: The president of the United States, in a top-secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from God. Now out of office, Chirac recounts that the American leader appealed to their "common faith" (Christianity) and told him: "Gog and Magog are at work in the Middle East…. The biblical prophecies are being fulfilled…. This confrontation is willed by God, who...
  • Talking Jesus: Obama vs. Bush

    06/13/2009 4:09:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 603+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2009 | Dt Paul Kengor
    There's an important article in the Politico titled, "Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush." President Barack Obama, says the article, has mentioned Jesus Christ "in a number of high-profile public speeches," more so than did President George W. Bush, and in much less "innocuous contexts." Obama has done so in order to promote certain policies, especially his economic policies, and "to connect with a broader base of supporters." He does this via various "targeted messages." Most remarkable, the article considers whether Obama is using the bully pulpit to pursue "an even larger goal" of resurrecting the Christian left, of appealing...
  • Obama invokes Jesus more than Bush

    06/09/2009 5:41:53 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 1,008+ views
    Politico ^ | June 9, 2009 | Eamon Javers
    He’s done it while talking about abortion and the Middle East, even the economy. The references serve at once as an affirmation of his faith and a rebuke against a rumor that persists for some to this day. As president, Barack Obama has mentioned Jesus Christ in a number of high-profile public speeches — something his predecessor George W. Bush rarely did in such settings, even though Bush’s Christian faith was at the core of his political identity. In his speech Thursday in Cairo, Obama told the crowd that he is a Christian and mentioned the Islamic story of Isra,...
  • James Dobson 3 Day Interview Bush Assistant Tim Goeglein

    06/09/2009 5:43:53 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies · 813+ views
    Focus on the Family radio broadcast, website ^ | 9 June 2009 | James Dobson, Focus on the Family
    President George W. Bush assistant Tim Goeglein interviewed by Dr. James Dobson, on Dobson's Focus on the Family radio broadcast. Three day broadcast. Goeglein present an articulate defense of President Bush as wartime president and pro-life president. Listen for the long list of pro-life accomplishments of Bush in the 2nd hour. I do not see a transcript yet. Radio Show site: http://listen.family.org/daily/A000002029.cfm Focus on the Family site: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/
  • Obama Outdoes Bush on Jesus

    06/09/2009 6:18:32 AM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 16 replies · 662+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | JUNE 9, 2009 | Don Irvine
    President Bush was known for his Christianity but it's President Obama mentioning the Savior of the Christian world in speeches. From the Politico He’s done it while talking about abortion and the Middle East, even the economy. The references serve at once as an affirmation of his faith and a rebuke against a rumor that persists for some to this day. As president, Barack Obama has mentioned Jesus Christ in a number of high-profile public speeches — something his predecessor George W. Bush rarely did in such settings, even though Bush’s Christian faith was at the core of his political...
  • Tim Goeglein interview w James Dobson re Bush Faith

    06/08/2009 10:55:24 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies · 955+ views
    Focus on the Family radio broadcast, website ^ | 8 June 2009 | Focus on the Family, James Dobson
    Tim Goeglein, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, offers an insider's perspective on the Bush administration. Goelein emphasizes President Bush's daily prayer and guidance from God while a war-time president. Three day interview. http://www.focusonthefamily.com/about_us/dr_dobson_shows.aspx
  • President Bush could use some disciplined study of the Bible

    12/25/2008 6:43:35 PM PST · by gscc · 83 replies · 2,383+ views
    WorldMag.com ^ | December 27, 2008 | Joel Belz
    If you didn't wince a bit while President Bush attempted last week on national television, no less to give an account of his Christian faith, well then maybe you too ought to go back and take a refresher course in Christianity 101. I take seriously the testimony of friends who have worked closely with the president, who speak of the sincerity of his profession of faith in Christ and of his personal commitment to walk in biblical obedience. But let's face it. Bush, based on what he told the folks on ABC's Nightline, wouldn't have passed a basic membership interview...
  • Bush: Bible, evolution not at odds

    12/09/2008 12:32:05 AM PST · by marthemaria · 291 replies · 4,441+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US President George W. Bush said in an interview Monday that the Bible is "probably not" literally true and that a belief that God created the world is compatible with the theory of evolution. "I think you can have both," Bush, who leaves office January 20, told ABC television, adding "You're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president." But "evolution is an interesting subject. I happen to believe that evolution doesn't fully explain the mystery of life," said the president, an outspoken Christian who often invokes God in his speeches. "I...
  • Pro-Homosexual Media Going Bankrupt

    12/14/2008 3:54:30 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 9 replies · 819+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | December 14, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    Before Newsweek created a controversy with its laughably absurd cover story that the Bible supports homosexual marriage, lame duck President George W. Bush declared in an interview with Cynthia McFadden of ABC News that he doesn’t believe the Bible to be the literal word of God. So Adam and Eve could just as easily be Adam and Steve? We needed a follow-up from McFadden. Bush spoke with conviction during the interview about how Jesus Christ has changed his life while McFadden played “gotcha” journalism on the subject of evolution, which has nothing to do with his record as president. What...
  • Bush Says He Doubts Bible Literally True

    12/09/2008 2:39:05 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 368 replies · 11,606+ views
    AP ^ | 12-09-2008
    President George W. Bush said his belief that God created the world is not incompatible with scientific proof of evolution. In an interview with ABC's "Nightline" on Monday, the president also said he probably is not a literalist when reading the Bible although an individual can learn a great deal from it, including the New Testament teaching that God sent his only son. About creation and evolution, Bush said: "I think you can have both. I think evolution can — you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But it's, I think that God...
  • NYP: BENEDICT & BUSH--MUCH IN COMMON

    04/19/2008 8:28:55 AM PDT · by OESY · 19 replies · 116+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 19, 2008 | Rich Lowry
    ...If journalists expected Benedict to take swipes at President Bush's foreign policy there, they could only be disappointed.... There's a reason that yesterday Bush declared with gusto at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington: "His Holiness believes that freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man, woman and child on Earth." ...When they stood together on the White House lawn in a majestic welcoming ceremony on Wednesday, it symbolized the growing rapprochement of American evangelical Protestantism and the Catholic Church.... It was West Texas meets Rome; plain-spoken man of faith meets intellectual of great depth; representative of America's awesome...
  • George W. Bush, "closet Catholic"

    04/13/2008 2:37:13 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 16 replies · 151+ views
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | April 12, 2008 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    A pal sent this my way: a fascinating piece on George Bush and Catholicism from the Religion News Service, reprinted in tomorrow's edition of the Washington Post: Shortly after Pope Benedict XVI's election in 2005, President Bush met with a small circle of advisers in the Oval Office. As some mentioned their own religious backgrounds, the president remarked that he had read one of the new pontiff's books about faith and culture in Western Europe. Save for one other soul, Bush was the only non-Catholic in the room. But his interest in the pope's writings was no surprise to those...
  • The Same God?

    10/10/2007 6:22:49 AM PDT · by Finally Awake · 45 replies · 726+ views
    Whatever else his critics say of him, no one can fault President Bush for failing to go the extra mile in his efforts to show that neither he, nor the United States, is opposed to the Islamic faith, or to Muslim nations. Last week, the president and Mrs. Bush hosted their seventh Iftaar Dinner, the celebration that breaks the Muslim fast during Ramadan. Immediately after 9/11, the president visited a Washington, D.C., mosque and proclaimed Islam a “religion of peace.” He has frequently said that terrorists are not real Muslims, anymore than people who proclaim to be Christian and engage...
  • The Same God?

    10/09/2007 5:03:33 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 101 replies · 1,386+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/09/2007 | Cal Thomas
    Whatever else his critics say of him, no one can fault President Bush for failing to go the extra mile in his efforts to show that neither he, nor the United States, is opposed to the Islamic faith, or to Muslim nations. Last week, the president and Mrs. Bush hosted their seventh Iftaar Dinner, the celebration that breaks the Muslim fast during Ramadan. Immediately after 9/11, the president visited a Washington, D.C., mosque and proclaimed Islam a “religion of peace.” He has frequently said that terrorists are not real Muslims, anymore than people who proclaim to be Christian and engage...
  • Bush: All religions pray to 'same God'

    10/07/2007 8:01:14 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 418 replies · 5,287+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 7, 2007 | wnd staff
    President George Bush has repeated his belief all religions, "whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God" – an assertion that caused outrage among evangelical leaders when he said it in November 2003.
  • Bush: All religions pray to 'same God'

    10/07/2007 4:50:54 AM PDT · by Man50D · 443 replies · 6,370+ views
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | October 7, 2007
    President George Bush has repeated his belief all religions, "whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God" – an assertion that caused outrage among evangelical leaders when he said it in November 2003. Bush made the statement Friday in an interview with Al Arabiya reporter Elie Nakouzi. Al Arabiya is Al Jazeerah's top competitor in the Mideast. As the president and Nakouzi walked from the Oval Office to the Map Room in the White House residence, Nazouki asked, "But I want to tell you – and I hope this doesn't bother you at all...
  • Bush: I Cry A Lot on God's Shoulder

    09/03/2007 5:18:52 PM PDT · by kellynla · 125 replies · 2,579+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | September 2, 2007 5:23 PM | staff
    Looking to the day he leaves the White House, President Bush says he'll concentrate on making speeches and running an institute that promotes democracy around the world. He also admitted that he cries "a lot" on God's shoulder. Bush made the revelations to Robert Draper, for his book “Dead Certain,” which will be released on Tuesday.
  • Bush has a Bible in his desk- takes it out when comforting Mn. family!!!

    06/14/2007 9:43:55 AM PDT · by Finalapproach29er · 262 replies · 3,850+ views
    minneapolis star-tribune ^ | 14 JUNE 2007 | FINALAPPROACH29ER
    No excerpting is allowed. Check out the story, it's a cool story of how bush comforted this family.
  • Beautiful Story about Our President (Vanity)

    07/17/2006 2:47:03 PM PDT · by Hand em their arse · 66 replies · 1,408+ views
    email | 7.17.2006 | Hand Em Their Arse
    Ever wonder about our President and his faith ? Read on..... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story by: Bruce Vincent For those of us who sometimes find ourselves having doubts about our President, here is an excellent piece--- Worth every minute it takes to read it. This is from a man, Bruce Vincent, from Montana who received an award from the President. He writes: I've written the following narrative to chronicle the day of the award ceremony in DC. I'm still working on a press release but the White House press corps has yet to provide a photo to go with it. When the...
  • Poll: Americans Want a `Deeply Religious' Person as President (sorry, McCainiac and Guiliani)

    07/16/2006 11:00:52 AM PDT · by Liz · 57 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life ^ | January 9, 2004 | Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service
    WASHINGTON -- Almost 60 percent of likely voters surveyed say it's important for a president to believe in God and be deeply religious while also having the backing of most Americans on how he is managing the economy and foreign policy. A new O'Leary Report/Zogby International Values Poll (as of January 2004) that looked at the political and ideological divisions in the nation showed significant support for personal religious involvement by the country's top leader. Fifty-nine percent of those polled said having a president who is religious is more important to them than having one who is not religious, while...
  • Bush's faith worries Albright

    05/22/2006 8:36:25 AM PDT · by pissant · 134 replies · 2,294+ views
    CNN ^ | 5/22/06 | staff
    U.S. President George W. Bush has alienated Muslims around the world by using absolutist Christian rhetoric to discuss foreign policy issues, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says. "I worked for two presidents who were men of faith, and they did not make their religious views part of American policy," she said, referring to Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, both Democrats and Christians. "President Bush's certitude about what he believes in, and the division between good and evil, is, I think, different," said Albright, who has just published a book on religion and world affairs. "The absolute truth is what...
  • Bush the evangelist?

    05/10/2006 6:18:52 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 819+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 11 May 2006 | William F. Buckley
    What is happening to George W. Bush is that dissenters are moving from criticism of him to just plain hostility to him. Swings in the public mood that emphatic aren't unknown to American history, though these days they are more lacerating because of the diurnal polls that give lapidary attention to wisps of sentiment. No doubt about it, the president's popularity is very low, though the exact meaning of that, and the causes of it, aren't obvious. The most amusing, and jauntily informative, depiction of the popularity track was done by Stuart Eugene Thiel, an enterprising student of psephology. One...
  • Bush Calls U.S. a Nation of Prayer

    05/04/2006 12:02:27 PM PDT · by gwb43_2004 · 82 replies · 978+ views
    WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday that America's history is inexorably tied to prayer. "America is a nation of prayer. It's impossible to tell the story of our nation without telling the story of people who pray," Bush said during a White House celebration of the National Day of Prayer. "At decisive moments in our history and in quiet times around family tables, we are a people humbled and strengthened and blessed by prayer." Bowing his head many times as Christian and Jewish leaders offered prayers, the president thanked those who pray for him, calling it the greatest gift a...
  • THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA

    04/28/2006 9:01:49 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 99 replies · 3,368+ views
    Church Report ^ | 04/29/2006
    The Church Report is pleased to announce this year’s list of The 50 Most Influential Christians in America. Thanks to the readers of the magazine as well as the online readers for contributing over 150,000 nominations. Each of the people on this list is most deserving of this recognition. As with all types of lists, there are those who are not on the list – not because they weren’t deserving – but simply because we did not have enough space to publish a list of the 100 most influential. The staff of The Church Report did not choose this list;...
  • President Attends National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

    04/07/2006 8:26:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 40 replies · 880+ views
    President Attends National Catholic Prayer BreakfastWashington Hilton Hotel Washington, D.C. President's Remarks view 8:30 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Gracias Mi Tejano. Thank you, sir, for your kind words. Thanks for inviting a Methodist. (Laughter.)  When I first came out here and saw how comfortable these chairs looked, I was a little worried you thought I might be giving quite a long speech. (Laughter.)  I'm so thrilled to be here with the cardinals of the church. Cardinal McCarrick I know is here, and Cardinal Bevilacqua -- must make you feel good to see there's not a...
  • How the GOP Became God's Own Party By Kevin Phillips

    04/01/2006 7:02:16 PM PST · by Nicholas Conradin · 82 replies · 1,571+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Sunday, April 2, 2006 | Kevin Phillips
    Now that the GOP has been transformed by the rise of the South, the trauma of terrorism and George W. Bush's conviction that God wanted him to be president, a deeper conclusion can be drawn: The Republican Party has become the first religious party in U.S. history. We have had small-scale theocracies in North America before -- in Puritan New England and later in Mormon Utah. Today, a leading power such as the United States approaches theocracy when it meets the conditions currently on display: an elected leader who believes himself to speak for the Almighty, a ruling political party...
  • D.L. Hughley: Bush is a “[S]on of a [B]itch” on Bill maher's show (with VIDEO)

    03/05/2006 11:47:17 AM PST · by voletti · 12 replies · 390+ views
    expose the left ^ | 3/5/06 | exposetheleft.com
    BILL MAHER, HOST: What scares me about a guy like George Bush—and I say this many times, I know people get sick of it—but it’s the certitude that people get when they are people of faith. I know he’s a person of faith, so no matter how low his approval rating goes, he doesn’t care because he sees himself as a messianic figure that history will judge, okay. It’s not about the people now, they can’t follow where I’m going. D.L. HUGHLEY: If I hear one more person tell me how this man is a man of faith, I think...
  • Democrats misplay "God Card"

    02/14/2006 7:07:47 AM PST · by crushkerry · 30 replies · 1,350+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/14/06 | Patrick Hynes
    In a recent USA Today op-ed, Tom Krattenmaker argues that “playing the God card” has backfired on President George W. Bush. The president’s favorability has fallen through the floor, Krattenmaker argues. And surely God would never side with unpopular presidents. “The God’s-on-our-side rhetoric is looking even less credible now, after more than a year of frequently bad news for the president and his administration,” he writes. As for the actual “God’s-on-our-side” rhetoric, Mr. Krattenmaker’s examples are pretty lame. He quotes an obscure alternate delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention and New York Governor George Pataki (no favorite of the...
  • Which one is "God's Party?" The "God card" misplayed?

    02/14/2006 7:29:25 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 40 replies · 672+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/14/2006 | Patrick Hynes
    In a recent USA Today op-ed, Tom Krattenmaker argues that “playing the God card” has backfired on President George W. Bush. The president’s favorability has fallen through the floor, Krattenmaker argues. And surely God would never side with unpopular presidents. “The God’s-on-our-side rhetoric is looking even less credible now, after more than a year of frequently bad news for the president and his administration,” he writes....
  • Bush: "Surrendering Our Will to God's Will, We Learn To Serve His Eternal Purposes"

    02/07/2006 2:42:12 PM PST · by bildabare · 1 replies · 324+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 02-06-06 | John-Henry Westen
    Bush recalled with great fondness the many times Americans have prayed for him. "I can't tell you the number of times out there traveling our country, people walk up, total strangers, and say, Mr. President, I'm praying for you and your family", he said. "It is one of the great blessings of the presidency, and one of the most wonderful gifts a person can give any of us who have the responsibility to govern justly." Prayer, he said, "reminds us that when we bow our heads or fall to our knees, we are all equal and precious in the eyes...
  • Current Events: Prayer in the White House

    11/18/2005 6:56:33 AM PST · by yankeedame · 8 replies · 324+ views
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 11.28.05 | Paul Johnson
    Current Events Prayer in the White House Paul Johnson, 11.28.05, 12:00 AM ET President Bush has recently stated that he prayed to God for advice on his Iraq policy. Should an American President pray before taking important risks? Is a God-fearing and God-consulting President more desirable than an entirely secular one who is guided purely by expert advice and realpolitik? As Sherlock Holmes would say, "These are deep waters, Watson." Most American Presidents have believed in God and prayed accordingly in moments of crisis. Abraham Lincoln, for instance, was not a regular Christian by most standards, but the record suggests...
  • Mark Steyn: Why is Bush's Christianity so risible

    10/10/2005 6:41:37 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 77 replies · 4,424+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 10/11/05 | Mark Steyn
    Of all the total non-stories reported by the British media since 9/11 - the brutal Afghan winter, the non-existent Jenin massacre - has there ever been a bigger waste of space than the column inches devoted to "Bush: God Told Me to Invade Iraq"? That was the Independent's headline. The Guardian, like the Indy, led with a front-page picture of the President aglow in his own personal halo, but preferred the caption: "George Bush believes he is on a mission from God." And my old comrade Mark Lawson piled on with a full columnar sneer at the President's "Manichean convictions"....
  • A Man of Faith:The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush-(totally authentic,unlike his predecessor!)

    07/19/2005 5:56:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 736+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | JULY 19, 2005 | Loredana Vuoto
    David Aikman's recent book, A Man of Faith: The Spiritual Journey of George W. Bush, highlights the pivotal role religious faith plays in George W. Bush's life and presidency. The book chronicles Bush's slow ascendancy to his faith, taking note of the key people and seminal events that helped shape his Christian worldview. Aikman, a former senior correspondent for Time magazine, is an open Christian who is sympathetic to Bush's core religious principles. Aikman's work is the second one that touches on Bush's faith. Stephen Mansfield wrote the first, The Faith of George W. Bush, which was released last year,...
  • 'Bright Eyes' sings Bush-bashing 'When The President Talks To God' on The Tonight Show

    06/15/2005 1:12:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies · 1,880+ views
    When the president talks to God Are the conversations brief or long? Does he ask to rape our women's rights And send poor farm kids off to die? Does God suggest an oil hike When the president talks to God? When the president talks to God Are the consonants all hard or soft? Is he resolute all down the line? Is every issue black or white? Does what God say ever change his mind When the president talks to God? When the president talks to God Does he fake that drawl or merely nod? Agree which convicts should be killed?...
  • Bush’s Calling (Lengthy article on how Dubya came to that old-time religion.)

    06/23/2005 3:57:43 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 446+ views
    Commentary ^ | June 2005 | Wilfred M. McClay
    Among all the things that liberals loathe about George W. Bush, his religious fervor would seem to be at or near the top of the list. Some consider him a mere pretender, or a hypocrite, lashing out at his post-9/11 persona as a world-transforming warrior with bumper-sticker barbs like “Who would Jesus bomb?” For the most part, though, liberal animus toward Bush’s faith comes from the opposite direction. It is his religious sincerity that infuriates and frightens, especially when contrasted with the easy and empty Bible-toting of, say, a Bill Clinton. One does not have to dig very deep to...
  • Bush Talks About Faith at Prayer Breakfast

    06/18/2005 5:52:30 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 1 replies · 269+ views
    AP ^ | 6/16/05 | Nedra Pickler
    President Bush has never been shy about talking about his faith, and he has been getting more opportunities with the increasing popularity of prayer breakfasts. Bush doesn't typically lead the worship at these events, but speaks easily of his faith and humbly of his place before God. "Through fellowship and prayer, we acknowledge that all power is temporary, and must ultimately answer to his purposes," Bush said at the National Prayer Breakfast in February. In the past six weeks, Bush has been the main attraction at three prayer events. He hosted the National Day of Prayer at the White House,...
  • President Bush Delivers Remarks On National Day Of Prayer

    05/05/2005 1:23:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 445+ views
    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, and welcome to the White House. Laura and I are honored to join you on this important occasion. I want to thank Shirley Dobson, the chairman of the National Day of Prayer. Thank you for organizing this event and thank you for your wonderful comments. I'm glad to see you brought your husband, Jim, with you. (Laughter.) It's good to have Vonette Bright with us, welcome. I appreciate my fellow Texan, Max Lucado, for his wonderful prayer. Thank you very much; welcome. I'm glad you and Denalyn are with us. Rabbi, thank you for your reading...
  • Bush's Addiction Rages On

    05/01/2005 1:24:15 AM PDT · by stm · 135 replies · 3,463+ views
    Progressive Daily Beacon ^ | 4/22/05 | Bruce MacKay
    According to psychiatrist Dr. Justin Frank, writing in his book, "Bush on the Couch: Inside the mind of the President," Dubya not only suffers from a "sadistic streak," and "megalomania" and "grandiosity," but while "his alcoholism [may have] been arrested," it nevertheless remains "untreated." You have to wonder, don't you, if old Dubya hasn't merely swapped one addiction for another - one opiate for the enthralling enamor of God? Professionals working in the field of recovery have often observed the addicted personality turn towards God as their savior. Typically, though, they, like Dubya, are merely substituting one addiction for another....
  • William F. Buckley Jr.: Evangelical Bush? It Is High Time To Pause

    04/27/2005 11:49:50 AM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 37 replies · 1,136+ views
    National Review Online ^ | April 27, 2005 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    It is becoming an article of faith that President Bush not only is himself an evangelical conservative, but owes his election victory to evangelical conservatives. I’d guess that the psephologists have not done their homework on this latter point, and I doubt that they have materials at hand that would permit them to announce, say, that it was evangelical conservatives who gave the state of Ohio to Bush. How would you establish that Bush’s appeal to evangelicals was critical? And how are you going to define evangelicals? A sophisticated author at work on a book on the subject of the...
  • Is President Bush An Evangelical?

    04/15/2005 8:17:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 26 replies · 913+ views
    RELIGION JOURNAL.COM ^ | APRIL 14, 2005 | ADELE M. BANKS
    The influence of evangelicals is almost everywhere -- from places of political power like Congress and the Supreme Court to cultural status markers like the New York Times' best-seller list, where titles such as "The Purpose Driven Life" reside. But the person many evangelicals consider the most prominent member of their fold -- President Bush -- doesn't use that term to describe himself publicly and neither does the White House. He has had a "transformation." Evangelicals believe in "personal transformation," a spirit-driven change in behavior. The National Association of Evangelicals' statement of faith says, "For the salvation of lost and...
  • President Bush Tells Reporters About His 'Walk With Christ'

    04/14/2005 7:02:24 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 11 replies · 679+ views
    CharismaNow ^ | 4/14/05
    President Bush talked to the seven reporters traveling with him on Air Force One about Jesus after attending the pope's funeral in Rome last week. For 47 minutes, Bush and the journalists had an intimate, friendly chat largely about the pope, his legacy and Bush's own "walk with Christ," "The Washington Post" reported this week in an article with the headline, "Preacher Bush." "There is no doubt in my mind there is a living God. And no doubt in my mind that Lord, Christ, was sent by the Almighty. No doubt in my mind about that," he said. Bush said...
  • W., BILL AT ODDS OVER THE LEGACY (GWB says Pope's Latin funeral Mass strengthened his beliefs)

    04/09/2005 4:39:17 AM PDT · by Liz · 48 replies · 1,200+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 9, 2005 | DEBORAH ORIN
    FIRST MOURNERS: President and Mrs. Bush, at yesterday's moving, momentous service, represented the millions of Americans who spent the day in prayer and grief at the passing of the Holy Father.Photo: AP WASHINGTON — As he flew home from the pope's funeral, President Bush yesterday said the pontiff leaves a "clear and excellent legacy" — and disagreed with former President Bill Clinton's assessment that it's "a mixed legacy." "I think Pope John Paul II will have a clear legacy of peace, compassion and a strong legacy of setting a clear moral tone," Bush said when reporters asked him about...
  • INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT (regarding the funeral of Pope John Paul II)

    04/08/2005 12:36:46 PM PDT · by patent · 62 replies · 1,773+ views
    THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary | 04-08-2005 | THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of the Press Secretary
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 8, 2005 INTERVIEW OF THE PRESIDENT BY THE TRAVEL POOL Aboard Air Force One En route Waco, Texas 8:29 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Listen, were you there in person? THE PRESS: Yes. THE PRESIDENT: One, I'm really glad I came. There was never any question I would come. Last night we hosted a reception at the embassy for many of the leaders of the Catholic Church at home, and they were very grateful that I came, and Laura came, and Dad came, and President Clinton came, and...
  • In Secretly Taped Conversations, Glimpses of the Future President

    02/19/2005 1:50:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 224 replies · 6,523+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 20, 2005 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 - As George W. Bush was first moving onto the national political stage, he often turned for advice to an old friend who secretly taped some of their private conversations, creating a rare record of the future president as a politician and a personality. In the last several weeks, that friend, Doug Wead, an author and former aide to Mr. Bush's father, disclosed the tapes' existence to a reporter and played about a dozen of them. Variously earnest, confident or prickly in those conversations, Mr. Bush weighs the political risks and benefits of his religious faith, discusses...
  • THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE WILL BE FOUGHT FROM HERE FORWARD!

    02/14/2005 8:23:29 PM PST · by killermosquito · 14 replies · 329+ views
    THE BATTLE FOR THE FUTURE WILL BE FOUGHT FROM HERE FORWARD! YOU THINK YOU KNOW................BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA..............JUST WHAT BUSH HAS IN STORE FOR.....YOU.....US.....THE WORLD.....OUR FUTURE! Straight up—Bush and his people aren’t just ordinary Republicans. And they’re not ordinary Christians either. They are Christian Fascists—dangerous fanatics who aim to make the U.S. a religious dictatorship and to force this upon the world. If they get their way—and they are very far along the road to getting it—society will be plunged into a high-tech Dark Ages. Those who compare Bush to Hitler are right! But, don’t be waiting for people...
  • 'U.S. should be open to God's priorities' - Bush

    02/04/2005 8:08:22 AM PST · by pissant · 84 replies · 1,209+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 2/4/05 | Bill Sammom
    President Bush yesterday said that affirming God's supremacy "is particularly appropriate in the heart of a capital built upon the promise of self-government" and called for "opening ourselves to God's priorities" at the National Prayer Breakfast. "Prayer has always been one of the great equalizers in American life," he told thousands of faithful at the Washington Hilton & Towers. "Through fellowship and prayer, we acknowledge that all power is temporary and must ultimately answer to His purposes." Mr. Bush, who regards Abraham Lincoln as America's greatest president, cited the 16th president's reference to God after he was elected to a...
  • Bush: 'I don't see how you can be president without a relationship with the Lord'

    01/11/2005 7:47:20 PM PST · by jdm · 181 replies · 4,051+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | January 11, 2005 | Matt Drudge
    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...