Thursday, March 23, 2006

America-Global Defender of Christianity

     Yesterday Bush addressed the case of an Afghan man who might be given the death penalty for converting from islam to christianity, saying that he found it "deeply troubling that a country we helped liberate would hold a person to account because he chose a different religion over another". Right on Mr. President! I mean yeah, it's okay in the United States when christian and other faith-based organizations are given special funding and attention, when it is essentially a prerequisite for Americans to be christian in order to become president, and to allow religious bullshit to get in the way of science and the health of the country's citizens, but the death penalty, that steps over the line! Actually, can you imagine Bush giving a damn if it were a Muslim who was going to become an atheist? I doubt we'd hear anything about it. Hell, maybe we'd even supply them with the bullets. We know that Bush's dad doesn't like atheists. As he said in 1987 in an interview

Reporter: What will you do to win the votes of the Americans who are atheists?

Bush: I guess I'm pretty weak in the atheist community. Faith in God is important to me.

Reporter: Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheists?

Bush: No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.

Reporter (somewhat taken aback): Do you support as a sound constitutional principle the separation of state and church?

Bush: Yes, I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on atheists.


     So our leaders believe that religiousity should be required for citizenship....hmmm....what's the difference between us and them again? Oh yeah, we don't kill atheists yet. We're so civilized.

     It's funny, we've "liberated" many countries before and their governments subsequently massacred their own people. We officially call those "struggling democracies". But if they're going to put a christian to death, well then, intervention must be necessary.

     But to be sure, killing someone from going from one silly superstition to another is an absolutely horrible thing. However, I do agree with the Muslim government on one issue. In the judicial proceedings they are questioning the christian's sanity =)

3 comments:

TheJollyNihilist said...

I was really taken aback when I first heard about George H.W. Bush's comments on atheists. He has a reputation, at this point, for being a pretty moderate guy. Turns out he's just as wacko as his son. Only H.W. is quietly wacko while W. is militaristically wacko.

As an isolationist, I oppose US intervention in this matter. But, then again, as an isolationist, I also opposed intervention in Vietnam, Rwanda, Kosovo, Iraq II and other battles that weren't any of our business. Unfortunately for me, military isolationism is shunned in both US parties right now.

Prophetic Farmer said...

Hey, if you want another athiest blog to add to your list, check out Thoughts to Provoke Your Thoughts. You might find it interesting. I saw V for Vendetta tonight, btw, and it was very good. You were right.

Anonymous said...

G Bush the Younger is intellectually challenged and causing significant harm to our world.

G Bush the Elder is intellectually gifted in many respects and he appears to be following atheist thought that atheists are simply physical entities with no souls.

God's creatures should utilize atheists for the good of creation and afford them no special rights or consideration as such physical entities without souls are equivalent to raw materials available for mining without negative environmental consequences.