Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bush and the Bible: A Simple President.

I'm always astounded that there are so many people in this day and age that think the bible is a literal document. That it is the real word of a deity we can neither see nor touch, but we ought to all abide by.
But it's even more interesting and terrifying to read George Bush's mangling of science and belief in print.
""I think you can have both," Mr 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 think that God created the Earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution," he told ABC television.

Asked whether the Bible was literally true, Mr Bush replied: "Probably not. No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it."

"The important lesson is 'God sent a son,'" he said."

Logic is pretty scarce on the ground. Evolution doesn't explain the 'mystery' of life, but 'God done it' does. Okay then I'm going to fold up my Occam's razor here and go have breakfast.



Anonymous AM in Belgium said...

Ah, but which god?

9:49 a.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

His noodley appendage embraces us all. RAmen.

9:58 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Makes no odds AM, just god. For yay, it is written and if it isn't it is supposed.
Sheepy, I am getting one of those t-shirts.

10:03 a.m.  
Anonymous Ovak said...

If God is there , do you think January 20th could come forward a little? I cant handle this buffon any longer.

10:13 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Now Now Ovak, don't you remember, the future will be better tomorrow.

10:26 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

"You're getting me way out of my lane here."

That would be the slow lane. I'd really like to hear Cheney on the god question. Cynicism at the speed of light, I'd say.

10:38 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I was thinking hard shoulder myself.

10:42 a.m.  
Blogger morgor said...

the weirdest part i think is that he can publicly confess to being simple.

He's in perhaps the most complicated and important position in the world and he was voted in cause he's ordinary.

How fucking stupid is that.

11:32 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

That's the scary part Morgor. He seem to revel in his down on the ranch home spun ignorance.

12:10 p.m.  
Anonymous The Bad Ambassador said...

"I'd like to thank the Academy, Steven Spielberg for taking the project on, God (without whom none of this would be possible) and my family.

What the...? Did he write the screenplay or something?

To steal a couple of lines from Ben Fold's 'All You Can Eat'.

God made us number one because he loves us the best
Well he should go bless someone else for a while
Give us a rest

12:59 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

That reminds me, I was reading this thing recently where some chap was talking about how his child nearly died and they brought her to the hospital where she needed emergency surgery where there was a mortality rate of 20%.
The kid survived becasue 'we put it in the hands of the lord.'
Em, no you didn't. You put it in the hands of the surgeons. if you'd put it in the hands of the lord you'd have taken the child home, made her a cheese sammich and done some praying.
Not saying praying doesn't make folk feel better in terrible situations, but c'mon, credit where credit is due.
Right, I'm off to town to pick me up some art.

1:37 p.m.  
Blogger morgor said...

Oh FMC, my brother sent me a marvelous quote last week which i think you'll like :

"This is no time to make new enemies."
Voltaire (1694-1778) (Asked on his deathbed to forswear Satan)

2:25 p.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

I get quite frustrated by those types FMC.
When my final year results for uni came through and I managed to scrape through a decent mark, when I eventually got the job I was looking for, when I arrived back safe from my travels, my mother would always smile knowingly and say "that's because I prayed and went to mass for you". Really? Well thank John Belushi for that eh! Feckin biscuit-worshipping eejits.

2:50 p.m.  
Anonymous Pinkie said...

George Carlin said it all about Religion in my beady little eyes.


When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all-time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. No contest. No contest. Religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people that there's an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!

But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money! Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story. Holy Shit!

5:20 p.m.  
Anonymous Bonnie B. said...

What really gets me FMC is the half-assed-ness of his explanation. I mean, DO you believe in the fairy dust or don't you, sir? Did God create the big bang and thereby the universe by throwing a wicked curveball and that's where we came from??

Mr. (soon to be gone, thank GOD!!!) President, your ignorance is showing. AGAIN.

5:22 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

Did you see Jon Stewart telling Fuckabee that religion was more of a choice than homosexuality?
Love seeing folks speaking truth to power.

The greatest shame you can have is operating through life under a willful ignorance just like shrub has done.

6:54 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

People, PEOPLE! A la carte religion is the VERY essence of spiritual enlightenment. Without the off menuiness of the mainstream religions wither the T Bone Streak of Righteous Condemnation?
Ho-zanna unhigh, you don't have to put on the red light.

7:32 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

January 20th 2009 - the end of an error.

8:05 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Heh, we will have underinestimated him for the last time.

8:09 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

He's still at it:

"Anyone engaging in illegal financial transactions will be caught and persecuted." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2008.

I know who I'd like to catch and persecute.

6:34 p.m.  
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