It has always been my opinion that President George W. Bush has hoped for the fall of Israel and the great Apocalypse to begin. I also believe that Bush is determined to be president during the second coming of God. He has now finally and publicly affirmed my worst fears… unfortunately.
In an apparent haze of religious fervor, the President announced to conservative journalists on Tuesday that he believes in a “Third Awakening” of world religious fervor and compared himself to Abraham Lincoln. In fact, he says he “senses” signals of a great religious revival across the land, which leads me to believe that he’d seen it as though in a blissful vision.
President Bush also announced that wherever he goes, people express their renewed religious passion. This is not surprising when you factor in that people he speaks to are carefully chosen beforehand so everyone he sees automatically agrees and enthusiastically applauds everything he says. Also his skewed view of our nation’s opinion of him just may come from the Secret Service closing expressways on his motorcade route and within hundreds of yards of his hotel wherever he goes in order to keep him from seeing protestors of any opposing views.
His reference to the “third awakening” comes from a study done by Robert William Fogel who declared the first awakening was between 1730 and 1760, and the second was between 1800 and 1830. President Bush seems to have forgotten the one that led to our treasured Constitution wrongly being changed by Prohibition only to be changed back. Nor should we forget the “rapture” in the late 1950s that inspired “born-again” politicians to plaster “In God We Trust” all over our money, as if God only spoke through the red, white and blue… or the "greenback".
All of Bush’s speeches are now peppered (some would say overly so) with “evil” and “evildoers”, references to God and Christianity, and his biblical “Staying the course” as if he were singing “Onward Christian Soldiers.”
The problem is many of those soldiers are dying needlessly.
In his opinion the battle with Osama Bin Laden is no longer between terrorists and the forces of Freedom, but between Good and Evil, which in his mind equals between God (us) and the Devil.
As more and more Republican politicians begin using “God is on my/our side!” arguments, I fear the blurring even further of the Separation of Church and State. I cringe every time he slips and says “YOU-nited States of America” sounding like a Southern Baptist snake oil salesman, implying our heresy if we won’t follow him down his misguided apocalyptic path, buying everything he’s selling in order to purchase our souls for God’s salvation.
In my view the U-nited States needs to wake up and see our president for what he is… a overly religious zealot who slips past his “handlers” every so often and lets the world see who he really is—dangerously deluded. I believe that Bush is at this very moment, begging his Lord to return soon so he can brag that he was the president who summoned God to earth.
On the day that George W. Bush was sworn into his second term as governor of Texas, friend and adviser Dr. Richard Land recalls Bush making an unexpected pronouncement.
"The day he was inaugurated there were several of us who met with him at the governor's mansion," says Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "And among the things he said to us was, 'I believe that God wants me to be president.' Our leader, “the leader of the free world”, in my view truly believes that God acted to make him President of the United States.
He probably believes that when they get around to putting up a George W. Bush memorial in Washington DC, it’ll be taller than the Washington Monument. He also believes it’ll be a giant “Statue of Liberty-like” likeness of himself holding a crucifix in one hand and a bible in the other, blessing all who come to worship his grand effigy.
President Bush has expressed the opinion that more troops are not needed in Afghanistan, because a “kinetic action” will begin that will give him a sign in the revealing of bin Laden’s location. That means that the troops that are already there will die needlessly until he gets his “vision”.