Ernest Hemingway:

As Ernest Hemingway once said...
'All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.'

Friday, March 24, 2006

dubya on religious freedom

Here's an interesting topic (and a very sad one) - a man in Afghanistan could be sentenced to death for converting from Muslim to Christianity. Of course, the powers that be (unfortunately) in this country are throwing a fit. We, after all, went in there and threw out the Taliban, supposedly to free them. Oopsie. Looks like it may not have worked.

Q brought up a good point while we were watching the Today Show. What if he had converted to Judiasm? Or ? Would the US be as involved or concerned? Would that be newsworthy?

I just can't help but choke a bit on the bile in my stomach when I hear things like this (other than the horrible grammer, that is):

Bush, in a statement Wednesday, said that “I’m troubled when I hear, deeply troubled when I hear, the fact that a person who converted away from Islam may be held to account.” While not demanding that the trial be stopped and the defendant released, Bush said he wanted to make sure that “people are protected in their capacity to worship.”

Is he for real? Mr. Conservative Christian, vying at each turn to wrap this country's laws around Christianity, is saying that? Boy, that's interesting. Maybe he should think before he speaks...wait, that may not be possible. After all, there is a
website dedicated to all of his public speaking errors.

1 comment:

:P fuzzbox said...

Protected in their capacity for worship. Sounds like a phrase for justifying building a bigger church. His speech writers really shouldn't let him ad-lib. They do their best and he comes along and screws it up. They have one of the most thankless jobs that I can think of.