Chosen By God To Lead America?
Having received the green light from “above,” Christian George is about to unleash a holiness that just might Armageddon all of us.
By Rick Friedman & Stewart Nusbaumer
Gather ‘round us, brothers and sisters, saints and sinners. Rick and Stewart feel a heavy sermon comin’ on.
All of us know that Osama bin Laden is a Muslim religious fanatic hell-bent on implementing his demented version of Armageddon in the Middle East. What we’re not sure about, however, is whether or not George Bush is a Christian religious fanatic hell-bent on his demented version of Armageddon in the Middle East. It’s this scary thought planted in the air of public consciousness that our timid mainstream media has begun to explore, lightly explore, delicately dancing around the edges to avoid setting off the land mine of religion.
Two weeks ago in the Christian Science Monitor, Francine Kiefer wrote that "Bush’s religious beliefs are emerging as a central influence to his policies and politics -- inextricably linked to everything from the war on terrorism to the November elections.” “For Bush,” Kiefer continued, “who reads his Bible every morning, faith extends beyond the national catharsis of the moment. By his own admission, his religious views shape much of who he is and, by extension, experts say, some of his most important decision-making."
Just over a week ago, Time published an article by Michael Duffy, who had interviewed more than a dozen senior Republican Party operatives, people who advise and support the president and talk regularly to him and his inner circle. "Bush has always preferred his poison straight up or down, good vs. bad, dead or alive, you’re either with us or you’re with the terrorists,” Duffy wrote. "In one horrifying two-hour period [on September 11], the world shuddered and conformed to his way of thinking: there was good and there was evil, and it wasn’t hard to tell the difference.” Then Duffy added: “Privately, Bush even talked of being chosen by the grace of God to lead at that moment."
So Bush is chosen by God, but not by the U.S. Congress and not by the United Nations, to lead an invasion of Iraq. During the Vietnam War, evidently Bush was chosen by God not to lead anyone into that war, least of all himself. Welcome to America’s Chicken Heart administration: chicken when they were asked to fight a war that they themselves believed in, and now all heart to send other young men off to a war that only they believe in.
And just a few days ago, The New York Times reported a new Bush doctrine whereby the chosen by God Bush can unilaterally declare war on any country he deems is run by evil-doers. Today Iraq, maybe next week Madagascar. Next month, possibly Philadelphia.
Let’s face it, our chosen by God leader is in a modern Christian crusade frame of mind. He’s probably riding his lead pony right now around the White House war room. A year ago, God’s choice used the word "crusade" to describe his War on Terrorism, which knocked the Arab world right off its camel. Although Bush drank his way through Yale and then slept through Harvard Business School, since Yale produced one long hangover, the Arab heathens haven’t had excessive consumption and innate laziness black out their history. Christian Crusades are still unpopular in the Middle East.
With 9/11 as Revelation, the President of the United States, personally chosen by God, is about to lead us, sisters and brothers, saints and sinners, into what he believes will be Armageddon. In the New Testament, Armageddon is described in Revelations “as the place where the kings of the Earth under demonic leadership will wage war on the forces of God at the end of World history. God’s heavenly armies will defeat the demonic forces of evil.”
Bush has singled out the "evil doer;" co-ideologue Pat Robertson can’t shut up about Armageddon, which will bring on the Second Coming and the conversion of all the Jews to Jesus. The direct mail campaign of "Jews for Jesus" is right in step; cowriter Rick Friedman is urged to "take Christ into your heart before Armageddon happens or you’re doomed!” Actually, if we don’t get this nut out of the White House we’re all doomed.
If the chosen by God George Bush invades demonic Iraq he may very well ignite a larger war in the Middle East that will pull in other Arab states and Israel, leading us to the conclusion of Armageddon with both God’s forces and Satan’s army all going down the toilet of defeat. And just think, all of this from a man who can’t spell “banana.” So sisters and brothers, saints and sinners, hang on because revelation is bringing a revolution and we just may end up back in the Stone Age.
By the way, if you’re not the fatalistic type, you could get off your spreading computer butt and raise some hell! Bush might be chosen by God, but this is still a democracy.
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