Sunday, November 25, 2007

Election by God

General William Boykin was the United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. He once said, "George Bush was not elected by a majority of voters. He was appointed by God". It is this belief that is held among a decent chunk of Americans today. In my opinion, it is frightening to think that they really believe this and take it in a literal sense. To me, this is a little on the fanatical side to think that God "choses" Presidents of the United States, and it reminds me how people like Bush are "told" by God to do certain things, and that He speaks to them in guidance of their actions.

Of course, this leads back to the subject of separate of church and the state the major controversy surrounding it. It is comforting to me to know that our leaders have faith in God in which he can make his own moral and value decisions in his personal life. But when God starts "speaking" to him about how to rule and things of that nature, it is taking it too far in my book.

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