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Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by Palatka51, Dec 14, 2008.
Land: Bush not 'theologian-in-chief.' Story Here
Actually, Bush's comments are more in line with the majority of current Christian thought, particularly in the following quote:
Asked if the Bible is "literally true," Bush said, "Probably not. No, I'm not a literalist. But I think you can learn a lot from it."
McFadden then asked if it was possible to "love the Bible" and also believe in evolution.
"I think you can have both. Look, you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But I think that God created the earth, created the world. I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it created something as large as an Almighty. And I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution."
Not every Christian is a Biblical literalist or fundamentalist. But he did do a good job of fooling enough evangelicals to garner their support in two elections, didn't he?
Do you all think that Mr. Bush would actually fit in with many of the founders? More deists than Christian, but claiming an alliance with "God". or with "Christianity" and hence a so-called "Christian" nation.
Probably so, since most of the founders were Free Mason, which only accepts a Higher Power, not necessarily the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
I wonder what the founding fathers would say about the state of Christianity in the USA today. Each generation is convinced they are the ones with the true interpretation of the Bible and are the most accurate on what morals and morality of the country should or should not be.
Well that certainly leaves this one out, doesn't it.
There are more Baptists who belong to Free Masonry that we can count. It may be due to a lack of thought, ignorance or what ever. But it is in no way evidence that anyone is a deist.
No Free Masonry does not say you cannot be a believer in God, just that it does not necessarily have to be the God of the Bible. Only a belief in a higher power. Many freemason's have been christian, but I could not vouch for the founders, since I didn't know any of them.
But to the point, this country is a long way from Godly, and for the most part never has been. I think in the past most were more reverent to things of God, but not necessarily Godly themselves. It was a far different society in the 40's and 50's when I grew up, than today.
For instance all the stores, with exception of a drug store or two, were closed on Sunday out of reverence. But Walley World surly doesn't reverence anything except the Dollar, as most other merchants do today. This is a nation of Consumerism, not God.
Whatever I was just addressing your assertion that the founders were most likely deists simply because they were Free Masons. None of that has to do with Wal-Mart.