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How Bush Relates to Armageddonites
"chosen by God to lead America"
Bush Armageddon Obsession analysis of "Revelations" and his use of words (such as "to rid the world of evil") indicate that he is Comprehensive list of reports on Bush as a Christian Zionist
10/28/04 Bush Daily Readings-- Oswald Chambers if policies go wrong, it does not mean that they need changing, or that Bush is wrong or that he needs to read, think, reflect, replace advisors; no rather it means that God is just "testing his faith"
You're Invited to the War Party --Georgie Anne Geyer's review of Woodward book interviews with Bush and his worldview BUSH Messiah Complex and Bush Religion Worries Many Evangelicals ----Christian Science Monitor Reports Pope's Views on Bush War Bush's Conviction that he is "Servant of God" Bush and Evil -- Satan's Tricks (courtesy of SocialCritic.org) The President's Feelings --How Bush Thinks In Bob Woodward's book, he asks Bush about how history will judge his war. Bush answers that he doesn't know, but "We'll all be dead." Did he mean from old age, or from apocalypse which he forsees?
Michael Ortiz Hill in Counterpunch
(first link above) quotes Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's book Bush at War:
Woodward writes: "Most presidents have high hopes. Some have grandiose visions of
what they will achieve, and he was firmly in that camp... 'To answer these attacks and rid
the world of evil,'" says Bush. And again, '"'We will export death and violence
to the four corners of the earth in defense of this great nation.' Grandiose
visions." Woodward comments, "The president was casting his mission and that of
the country in the grand vision of God's Master Plan."
12/03/05 How Bush Sees His Purposes Today
10/10/05 Bush says God Told Him to invade iraq and create a Palestinian state
to George W. Bush is not about facts, but about higher meta-truths
10/26/04 Bush Attends Moderate Church --only comfortable with strong believers (in many religions), doesn't understand Jewish secularists, believes in power of prayer --NY TIMES
10/18/04 "He's always talking about what he thinks God has told him." "He understands them (Al Qaeda) because he's just like them---He truly believes he's on a mission from God." Bruce Bartlett quoted in NY TIMES
10/15/04 "God wants everybody to be free. And that's a part of my foreign policy." Bush in 3rd Debate--Re-election will be a mandate from heaven--"scope of the mission"
From Main Page transferred 11/11/04
9/15/04 Extensive Analysis and Quotes on Bush Beliefs Wash Post -maybe just simpler than imagined
8/18/04 Quotes of Bush About God Guiding Him --God told him to attack Iraq
6/5/04 Bush Erratic Behavior Worries Some White House Aides says his decisions are "God's Will"
5/24/04 "The many critics of the (Left Behind) series see a resonance between its apocalytic scenarieo and the born-again Presidnet Bush's apocalyptic rhetoric land confrontational Mideast policies," NEWSWEEK
4/6/03 Bush Claims God on his Side BBC TV "We are in a conflict between good and evil."
Bush Psychology---Understanding Bush the Infallible --a fascinating article on his world view, Armageddon and more.little need for reading, study or reflection, but prayer to find out how God wants him to act. .What this produces is, in the first instance, a notably unreflective faith. Apart from the initial choice to embrace Jesus, there is no spiritual struggle at work, no questioning at the heart of prayer, no self-criticism, no internal moral drama taking place in one's life. In fact, to doubt at all is to bring into question not only one's salvation but the entire apparatus of religious doctrine, the core tenet of which is the surety of salvation once it is chosen.
Christianity once clearly taught that a king who kills innocents and squanders the people's money is endangering his immortal soul. By raising this prospect, bishops and priests and theologians have restrained the war-like behavior of princes from the 4th century on. But what if the prince believes that he is assured of salvation because of his own choice, regardless of what the church says? We have here an entirely different constellation of incentives at work. Might Bush believe there is no eternal price to pay for killing thousands, even millions, in a good cause, since there is nothing he could do to endanger his immortal soul?
The article expands upon earlier studies, e.g. Georgie Anne Geyers Youre Invited to a War Party (American Conservative) quoting from Woodwards book , Bush at War, . This will be a monumental struggle between good and evil, he (Bush) says just after 9/11. He .. makes a brief statement to the press, and takes five questions: He referred to evil or evildoers seven times.
Im the commandersee, I dont need to explainI do not need to explain why I say things. He himself says proudly in the book, repeatedly, that he hates and distrusts the media and adds that he does not see the mail either. He declares continuously here that he trusts his instinct
2) Michael Ortiz Hill, (first link at top) quotes also from Woodwards book, "To answer these attacks and rid the world of evil," says Bush. And again, "We will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of this great nation." Grandiose visions. Woodward comments, "The president was casting his mission and that of the country in the grand vision of Gods Master Plan." Hill argues that Revelations (the focus of many Southern Baptists) is a rogue text, totally different from the rest of the Bible.
The Progressive quotes Woodward, Most Presidents have high hopes. Some have grandiose visions of what they will achieve, and he was firmly in that camp," Woodward writes. Bush told him, "I will seize the opportunity to achieve big goals," adding, "There is nothing bigger than to achieve world peace."
. "He's on a
religious mission, and you can't divorce religion from his militarism. He believes in
fighting righteous war, says Annie Laurie Gaylor, editor of Freethought Today, the publication of the Freedom
from Religion Foundation, in
.Others, like Frederick Clarkson, author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy, doubt the depth of Bush's religious beliefs and see him invoking this rhetoric for political purposes. "Bush is playing to a base activist constituency," says Clarkson. "Many of these people believe that they're living in biblically inspired End Times."
David Frum (The Right Man the Surprising Presidency of George W. Bush) is quite open about the importance of fundamentalism in the Bush Administration. The first words he says he ever heard in the White House from George Bush were: "Missed you at Bible study." Frum writes, "Bush came from and spoke for a very different culture from that of the individualistic Ronald Reagan: the culture of modern Evangelicalism. To understand the Bush White House, you must understand its predominant creed."
.What we know about Bush is that he's a man who places an inordinate amount of trust in the seat of his pants. "I'm not a textbook player. I'm a gut player," he told Woodward, who added that Bush used similar phrases a dozen times in the course of the interview he had with the President.
See also the Armageddon Lobby -- about those Fundamentalists who have moved from forecasting Armageddon to trying to bring it about
Dispensationalist beliefs actually reflect a return to the Manichean heresy of the 4th
Century and Persian Zoroastrianism. Will
Durant writes in THE AGE OF FAITH,
Manicheism was not so much a Christian heresy as a Persian dualism of God and Satan,
Good and Evil, Light and Darkness; it thought to reconcile Christianity and
Zoroastrianism.............and felt compelled to postulate an Evil Sprit coeternal with