Friday, December 12, 2008

Not Even Bush Believes in Literal Bible

US President George W. Bush said in an interview Monday that the Bible is "probably not" literally true and that a belief that God created the world is compatible with the theory of evolution.

Interesting. I tend to think that most religious people do not believe in the literal truth of the christian bible. But I might be wrong.

It really wouldn't surprise me to find out that I am wrong because people, in general, tend to be stupider than I give them credit for being.

Not sure I understand exactly what Bush's position on evolution actually is... but then again, the man is less than consistently coherent in his public statements.


Ceroill said...

I suspect you're right about folks not taking the bible absolutely literally. Especially the passages that aren't convenient for them. Like the ones that tell you to stone people to death, or not to eat shrimp, or not wear clothing of mixed fibers.

coreydbarbarian said...

i thought it was rather telling that dubya waited until the last few weeks of his presidency to acknowledge this fact. had he said so just before the 2004 election, i'd bet he wouldn't have been reelected at all.

if i had to venture a guess, i'd say around 1 in 10 americans interpret the bible literally, +/- 2%. just a guess, though.

bob, your comment reminded me of this video".

Ceroill said...

Corey, there was a similar (Well, in basic concept, not execution or style) scene in an episode of The West Wing, where the Pres lays into a self righteous lady.

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing my ass off at all those dumb krixstains who believe in a literal bible. Boy did Bushit ever play those a-holes!

csm said...

It really goes to show that religion has no place in politics whatsoever. It really should not even be a consideration what religion or denomination - or even lack of religion - for a candidate. I would enjoy it immensely if political candidates would just say "My religious beliefs/preferences are personal and not material to this election, so I won't be divulging them."

'course, the candidate behind in the polls would just start spouting christian nonsense to get elected, so this won't happen any time soon.