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jueves, diciembre 11, 2008

OMG! Bush Isn't A Bible Literalist

Well you sure could have fooled me. And a million Bible Thumpers. And probably most of the Republican Party. And certainly all of the so-called "social conservatives." Raw Story reports (with video in the story):

George W. Bush's recent statement that he believes the Bible is "probably not" literally true has apparently left many Christian conservatives reeling in shock.

David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network told CNN"s John Roberts on Thursday, "I think a lot of social conservative evangelicals were surprised -- probably grabbing the smelling salts as we speak."

Bush made the controversial statement during a Monday interview on ABC's Nightline. When asked whether he thinks the Bible is literally true, he replied, "Probably not. No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it." ...snip

Bush further stated in the interview, "I think that God created the Earth ... and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution."

Woah. Just hold on there, Nellie. You have to wonder whether he's drinking. I don't know how you can square Genesis with evolution. Genesis says the world and all of its creatures were created in a week. That's why dinosaurs and cavemen romped together. Evolution takes a little longer. So there's a small problem. Call it a contradiction between the two.

So how, you might ask, can Commander Codpiece tell us the two aren't "incompatible?" I'll tell you. In Bush world, there's no logic. There's just repetition and saying what, you know, his gut tells him, after looking somebody in the eye, tells him to say.

I cannot wait for January 20. What's more, the nation can't either.