President Bush's Worst Nightmare: Christians Look at 9/11
Throughout the many events of the Bush administration, there has always been a theme of religious piety. President Bush was godly so his deeds and those of his team would reflect a higher moral standard, especially after that sex machine Bill Clinton. Theologians had a variety of issues with our last President - chief among those being his interpretation of the "Love thy neighbor" clause. Of course, as things went along with President Bush, his interpretations of some key Christian tenets, also seemed flawed. For example, the tremendous emphasis the Bible places on helping the poor, was replaced in this administration with a calling to help the mega-rich. Indeed, the essential purpose - the guiding light - of this group appeared to be the financial betterment of the well-to-do. Another problem was the Christian position on killing, compared to the Bush Doctrine. "Thou Shalt Not Kill" was amended by the Bush bunch to include "Unless We Feel Like It." Of course, none of these problems with the fake cloak of morality are new. That's why the Bible warns about false prophets and the danger of being duped by self-proclaimed pious men who use religious words to deceive. You would think the Religious Right would have been the first to see through this President, but alas they have held firm. Modern Christianity in America places a much greater emphasis on political power and less on following the Bible. It's puzzling, really. We have rich church leaders ignoring homeless people on the way to tell a TV audience that this is a Christian Nation.
So it is noteworthy when the publishing wing of the Presbyterian Church comes out with a book called, "Christian Faith and the Truth about 9/11". The author David Ray Griffin is a Christian theologian who has written other books disputing the official story of 9/11, but this one is different. Why? Because it appears to be aimed at President Bush's most steadfast supporters. If he loses the religious community, he will have a very tough time implementing his agenda in these last 2 years of his second term. Of course, that would be bad if you feel he is doing God's work, but terrific if you don't. He certainly says he is. He even said he talked with a Higher Father about the wisdom of going into Iraq. God wouldn't have led us astray there, right? More and more Americans are beginning to see this as a phony religious angle, and if the Christian Community takes off their pro-Bush blinders and really looks at 9/11, this false prophet and his satanic buddy Dick Cheney could be in real trouble.
Christian Theologian David Ray Griffin