This disappoints me...

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  1. Songbird

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    I really hope Pres. Bush was misquoted somehow. I guess he feels he needs to not show "favoritism?"

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=193746&page=1

    Of course we know the only way to the one true God is thru Jesus. Muslims think only of Him as a prophet and place a higher regard on Muhammed.

    Still glad to be on the right side! And still glad to know that God is in charge of who ends up in the White House.

    Take care!
     
  2. JGrubbs

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    He was not misquoted, he believes this. On FoxNews Saturday night President Bush's uncle was interviewd by Rita Cosby, he said that the President and the rest of the family had a time of prayer backstage before Bush gave his speech at the GOP Convention. This family prayer was led by a Muslim Imam.
     
  3. Songbird

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    (Heavy sigh) Guess I need to pray a little harder for him.

    It's a shame...
     
  4. StraightAndNarrow

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    Christians, Muslims worship same God, Bush tells reporters
    Nov 20, 2003
    By Michael Foust
    http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=17133


    LONDON (BP)--In an answer likely to upset evangelicals and other members of his Christian base, President Bush said Nov. 20 that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

    Speaking at a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bush was asked his thoughts on how the war on terrorism and his promotion of freedom intersects with his Christian faith.

    "I do say that freedom is the Almighty's gift to every person," Bush answered. "I also condition it by saying freedom is not America's gift to the world. It's much greater than that, of course. And I believe we worship the same God."

    The answer was in response to a question specifically asking him how he reacts to those who say the god of Islam is not the God of Christianity.

    "Mr. President, when you talk about peace in the Middle East, you've often said that freedom is granted by the Almighty," the reporter asked. "Some people who share your beliefs don't believe that Muslims worship the same Almighty. I wonder about your views on that and Mr. Prime Minister's, as a man also of faith, I'd like to get your reaction to that."

    Blair avoided the Christianity-Islam question and instead gave a general answer about freedom.

    "I believe that if people are given the chance to have freedom, whatever part of the world they're in, whatever religion they practice, whatever faith they have, if they're given the chance to have freedom, they welcome it," Blair said.

    Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Commission, said that while he respects Bush he believes the president is wrong.

    "Like many other Americans I applaud the president as a man of deep religious faith who attempts to bring that faith conviction to bear on public policy issues," Land told Baptist Press. "However, we should always remember that he is Commander-in-Chief, not theologian-in-chief. And when he says that he believes that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, he is simply mistaken."

    Scripture "is clear" on the issue, Land added.

    "There is one God and His name is Jehovah and His only begotten Son is Jesus Christ of the seed of Abraham and Isaac, whose mother was the Jewess virgin, Mary. Jesus our Savior has made it clear that we must know His Father through faith in Him and Him alone."

    Bush was not asked his thoughts on the Massachusetts court ruling legalizing same-sex "marriage" in the state.
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    If anyone said this to me I would not consider them to be a Christian. It's a form of Universalism which says that there are many paths to universal truth.
     
  5. donnA

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    Actually a lot of christians believe this. There have been debates(arguments) on this very subject here on the BB. So him also believeing this is not unusual among christians. It just isn't true of course.
     
  6. Artimaeus

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    I don't think I want Bush teaching my Sunday School class. Howwever, I would still rather have someone I disagreed with X% of the time than someone I disagreed with (X*10)% of the time.
     
  7. Songbird

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    I was thinking about this again this morning. I think the question was unfair. Although I am not ashamed to be a Christian, I feel how and who I worship is private. I wish Pres. Bush would have felt comfortable enough to say, "I feel my view on that is a private matter." Guess that's the price of being in the public eye.

    I still somehow believe he said that to keep peace. He claims to believe the Bible and it's pretty plain about who the one and only God is.
     
  8. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Hey, he is a politician not a preacher, what did you expect? He has to give an answer that is 'tolerant and inclusive.' Actually what Mr. Blair did
    was probably smarter politically. Turn the question around and make a general statement about religious freedom and tolerance of other beliefs. You have to remember that people on the left wing of the political spectrum have this belief that we as fundamental Christians are no different than fundamental Muslims. They think that we would use terror, murder, an military force to spread our religion if we were able. Of course we know that is not true, but they really believe it.
     
  9. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Of course, most of the above excuses would be absent had Kerry said the same thing (which he also probably believes).
     

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