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Friday, September 15, 2006

Bush sees "third awakening"

Cue the next frenzied liberal "Christianist theocracy" rants in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

Apparently President Bush had a little face to face sit down in the Oval Office with a group of conservative journalists and said the following:
""A lot of people in America see this as a confrontation between good and evil, including me," Bush said during a 1 1/2 -hour Oval Office conversation on cultural changes and a battle with terrorists that he sees lasting decades. "There was a stark change between the culture of the '50s and the '60s -- boom -- and I think there's change happening here," he added. "It seems to me that there's a Third Awakening."
A third awakening? What's that, you ask? Luckily for the heathens out there, the article explains what evil we've uncovered:
"The First Great Awakening refers to a wave of Christian fervor in the American colonies from about 1730 to 1760, while the Second Great Awakening is generally believed to have occurred from 1800 to 1830.
Surely, as liberal blogger Andrew Sullivan is probably feverishly writing right now, these theocratic Christianists are imposing Talibanesque restrictions upon the very freedoms that are part of our lives.
"Bush told a group of conservative journalists that he notices more open expressions of faith among people he meets during his travels, and he suggested that might signal a broader revival similar to other religious movements in history. Bush noted that some of Abraham Lincoln's strongest supporters were religious people "who saw life in terms of good and evil" and who believed that slavery was evil. Many of his own supporters, he said, see the current conflict in similar terms."
Good lord! People displaying open expressions of faith? In public? In AMERICA?

The next thing you know they'll want to pray at football games. Or high school graduation ceremonies.

And what's with all this judgementalism about "good" and "evil?" That's not the spirit of the sixties, man.

How can anyone find anything the President said to be objectionable? And yet, it's a big news story in the Washington Post, just waiting to provide fodder for the next fifty Sullivan columns.

Which, come to think of it, is the most objectionable part of this whole non-objectional story.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Citizen Sane said...

Andrew Sullivan is a conservative. And a Catholic one at that.

Sat Sep 16, 01:47:00 PM EDT  

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