Wednesday, 27 August 2008

More holy humbug

"The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."

- Adolf Hitler, ‘My New World Order’, Proclamation to the German Nation at Berlin, February 1, 1933


"I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can't explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen... I know it won't be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it."

- George W. Bush commenting to Texas evangelist James Robinson in the run-up to his 2000 presidential campaign


"And I just -- I cannot speak strongly enough about how we must collectively get after those who kill in the name of -- in the name of some kind of false religion".

- George W. Bush, press appearance with King Abdullah of Jordan, Aug. 1,2002


zola a social thing said...

God Damn it.
Are you a Wesleyan?

anticant said...

Do you think there is methodism in my madness?

zola a social thing said...

Well AntiKant : Many suggest that there is a madness within method when method is for itself.

anticant said...

Yes, I rather think I am AntiKant, even though I must confess to not having read his oeuvres. But from what I can gather from some who have, he over-eggs the pudding and pushes his conclusions a tad too far for credibility.

BTW, am currently re-reading Bryan Magee's "Confessions of a Philosopher". Brilliant stuff, though somewhat mad in places. I knew Bryan in the 1960s when he was a leading TV presenter and did a couple of programmes I was involved in.

Jose said...

With people like these, one would wonder why the world needs Popes, Archbishops, Bishops, priests and persons of that ilk.

BTW, we have a saying here that translated runs:

"To be more Papist than the Pope".

Bodwyn Wook said...


Now /I/ have a feeling that God rather badly wants /me/ to tell you other believers in the audience that it is all really, Really, REALLY, very, Very, VERY simple...and, it goes like this:

Love IS the answer, OK?

So then, if you are a christian, all you need to do is 1) stay to home and not go around in public, annoying the other sonsofbitches (most of whom are in no conditon in the first place to even get it!), and 2) ask in Jesus' name to save all of the silly bastards.


Case closed...bastards ALL saved, at least after one-by-one they get the bastardizing out of their effing systems, eh?

Religion IS itself simple -- it's the God-damned egotism & wanting to be on Tee Vee about it, that fouls up EVERYTHING.

(Younger gay friends who have had no Sunday School under our postcontemporary non-judgemental conditions will note with wry amusement that Jesus also seemingly said, in connection with subduing this same egotism, that most of this praying in fact is done best in private, " your closet."

(So it's Christians as are supposed to be in THERE, eh...we might have guessed!)