May 22, 2006

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Huge post on Madeleine Albright deleted as it began to delve into thorny theological questions and my snarky frame of mind led to several ill-considered remarks which I believe it is better to delete.

So be it. But even with my poor knowledge of Christian theology, I believe Ms. Albright remains deeply confused when it comes to matters of faith.

DOWNDATE: I do wonder though, why aren't Democrats content with standing aside and letting Bush self destruct instead of re-energizing his base by saying incredibly stupid things like this:

"President Bush's certitude about what he believes in, and the division between good and evil, is, I think, different," said Albright, who has just published a book on religion and world affairs. "The absolute truth is what makes Bush so worrying to some of us."

Or this:

"Some of his language is really quite over the top," Albright told Reuters on Sunday during a trip to London to promote her book. "When he says 'God is on our side', it's very different from (former U.S. President Abraham) Lincoln saying 'We have to be on God's side.'"

Aside from President Lincoln's many, many references to God in his speeches and writings, from his appeal to the better angels of our nature in the first inaugural address to the second inuagural address', "... the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether", one wonders if Ms. Albright is decidedly unsure as to who God might support in the GWOT.


Posted by Charles Austin at May 22, 2006 06:05 PM

I will not be so presumptuous to claim to be an expert on Christian theology. However, I do know enough to confirm your observation -- Ms. Albright is deeply confused when it comes to matters of faith.

Reminds me the scene in Star Wars when Obi Wan tells Anakin that "only the Sith deal in absolutes". Yeah, right. Like the Jedi don't absolutely believe the Sith need to be defeated.

And another thing, I have never heard or read President Bush saying "God is on our side". The only people I hear that from is Bush's opponents trying to misrepresent what the President has said.

Posted by: Jon at 10:25 AM