Sunday, August 12, 2007

Billy Graham worries about Bush

Billy Graham, the old Baptist evangelist who conducted "crusades" all over the world, leading millions of lost souls to Christ, and has been a sort of spiritual advisor to our last eleven Presidents, has written a new book, due out shortly, called The Preacher and the Presidents: Billy Graham in the White House.

One of the highlights of the book, reviewed by Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, is what Graham has to say about Iraq: "I'm getting a little depressed about Iraq... Think of what it is doing to Bush. There doesn't seem to be any way out".

Admittedly, I'm assuming that the reviewer's quote is contextual, and if it is, I've got some issues and feel the need to unload.

By all appearances, Reverend Graham is a stupid, shallow man to worry about what the Iraq war is doing to George Bush.

What about the one million Iraqi's who have died so far?
What about the 3,700 soldiers who will never come home to their loved ones?
What about the families of those who have fallen?
What about the thousands upon thousands of injured and maimed?
What about the trillion dollars spent so far that future generations may never be able to repay?

Wouldn't you think that Reverend Graham's worry would be better spent on those things rather than on their cause? It's like worrying about what the Second World War did to Hitlers emotional and spiritual health. That's some serious tunnel vision.

I think that the Reverend Graham spent so many years cherry-picking quotes from the Good Book that he never got around to understanding the basic message. In that regard he's just like all the other evangelists who do what they do because it's a helluva good living.

A virulent pox on the lot of them, and "Father won't forgive them, for they do know what they do".

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