Bush: Bible "probably not" true...

Wow. I've read plenty about the public face of the "faith-based" Bush Whitehouse, vs. the private face, far more cynical, pragmatic and manipulative. Religion shamelessly used as a tool for political ends. This story is either proof of that manipulation and cynicism, or evidence that George W. Bush is far more balanced and thoughtful than we may have suspected...

I'll let you be the judge.

Meanwhile, this little interchange should serve as a warning to those so quick to give themselves to a platform. "What exactly did you manage to gain by selling your Christianity to the GOP?" I ask.

Bush: Bible 'probably not' literally true
Agence France-Presse
Published: Monday December 8, 2008

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 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, Bush replied: "Probably not. No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it."

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4 comments:

Al said...

Hmmm!

Existential Punk said...

Yea, now that he will not be seeking any further elected office and needing the Christian Right's vote, he can be more forthright about his faith. Now if only he could have been more forthright as our President!

I do think he is balanced in his beliefs quoted here in this article. It's how i lean in my faith.

Just shows what people will do to further themselves for power. "Absolute power corrupts absolutely." Forget who said this but i love this quote.

Peter said...

That's funny Adele, I thought the same thing but almost felt embarassed to admit it: "Bush is speaking my language, here!" Eerie...

Existential Punk said...

Bush IS eerie! :)

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