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17 July 2006

Bushshit

Shakespeare slung slang like no other, so I reserve the right to say things like forsooth motherfucker.--Daniel Roop

I don't got that bad of a mouth, do I? Fuck shit ass bitch cunt, shooby-de-doo-wop?--Eminem

By now you probably know that President Bush was caught swearing today on a live mic while talking to Tony Blair at lunch (see the amused, straight to the point British reaction here or watch CNN drag it out for five minutes here).

Personally I couldn't care less. I enjoy swearing myself, as you've probably noticed. I find the evangelical reaction to swearing legalistic and peculiar, for a variety of reasons that I won't go into now.

That said, President Bush is the evangelical golden boy. Although Christian support for the President is waning, there are still many who believe the man can do no wrong. Many of these are the very same Christians who believe that good Christians don't swear. This presents a dilemma. It's pretty clear from both the video tape, and Bush's previous instances of swearing, that this isn't an isolated incident. Rather, it's what Bush always does behind closed doors. Again, I'm fine with it. But this raises an important question. If good Christians don't swear, and George Bush does, shouldn't we conclude that our President is not a good Christian?

Comments on "Bushshit"

 

Blogger RC said ... (7/17/2006 05:47:00 PM) : 

saw this earlier, kind of a surprise mid-july story.

hum? no real thoughts, it is what it is.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

 

Blogger jasdye said ... (7/17/2006 08:16:00 PM) : 

yeah, i was more entertained by more examples of the Prez's verbal prowess prominently featured on youtube.

 

Blogger dufflehead said ... (7/18/2006 11:04:00 AM) : 

i think the entire administration should be deported and dispersed.

damn zionist extremists.

 

Blogger Marty said ... (7/18/2006 10:01:00 PM) : 

Yeah... deported to Iraq and forced to live like squatters without a/c or running water...and restricted to only 1 liter of bottled water a day.

 

Blogger Marty said ... (7/18/2006 10:02:00 PM) : 

Oh and 1 MRE a day for sustenance.

 

Blogger Dan Trabue said ... (7/19/2006 12:38:00 AM) : 

Your logic is flawed:

"IF good Christians don't swear,
AND George Bush does,
THEN shouldn't we conclude that our President is not a good Christian?"

You missed a line, corrected below:

IF Good Christians (TM) don't swear
AND George Bush does,
BUT, He's one of the Good Guys,
THEN it's okay because we're a bunch of shit-for-brains hypocrites.

With apologies after the fact for the indelicate language.

 

Blogger Marcguyver said ... (7/20/2006 06:08:00 PM) : 

I've always found it interesting that we 'Christians' are somehow 'going to hell for cussing' yet thousands are given the 'Okay' to continue lying, cheating, stealing, committing adultery, etc.

I'm no altar boy, that's for sure. I need the grace and forgiveness of Christ just about each and every day....
...okay, everyday.

However, I must say that I do think there are those who use their 'forgiveness' as a license to sin; which is wrong.

 

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