Thursday, September 02, 2004

Bush and His Biblical Language

Tonight Bush accepted the nomination at the RNC. I'm not going to talk about what he said really, other than to comment briefly on his ever so slight use of Biblical language. This started when Bush started refering to terrorists as evil doers (reminding me slightly of the movie NELL). We've also heard him talk about how Liberty is the almighty God's gift to every man and woman in the world, and he said that tonight, but he made some interesting new statements tonight. He started by saying that America was "the hope for the oppressed in the world," he also spole of the "transformational power of liberty." He ended up by talking about our "calling" as a nation. He said that our "calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom."

It's weird to think about how every evangelical's favorite president, more than anything, uses Biblical vocabulary to tie our spirituality back to the Republican parties "patriotic" agenda. One might think that the fact that Bush talks about America as the hope for the oppressed, how liberty has transformational power, and our "true" calling to stand for freedom. Last time I checked Jesus Christ is the only hope for the oppressed, the CROSS of CHRIST has transformational power, and as evangelicals I would guess our calling is to take THIS TRUTH to the rest of the world. Oh well. I guess this is just another way Satan distracts some evangelical Americans by getting them to believe that which Bush speaks of, as our calling.


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