Nathan Bond's TART Remarks

Religion: Respect? Ridicule!

Dubya cryin’ on the shoulder of God

leave a comment »

When author Robert Draper interviewed president George W (“Jesus in my heart“) Bush for his book Dead Certain (the title an apparent reference to Bush’s defiance and stubbornness in the face of harsh reality) he noted that Bush had nobody’s “shoulder to cry on.”

Bush told him, “Of course I do, I’ve got God’s shoulder to cry on, and I cry a lot,” and added, “I’ll bet I’ve shed more tears than you can count as president.”

The “leader of the free world” has an imaginary friend! And one to whom the president can expose his… well, non-Texan, feminine even, side.

How cute! How precious!

Do we have these tearful sessions with the Butcher of the Old Testament to thank for Iraq?

“What about those bad Arabs, God? Wadda I do?”

“Infirm of purpose! Give me the daggers…” (Macbeth 2.ii.50-57)

When I objected to the appointment of a theologian as Rector of the University of Stellenbosch, I was berated. Yet I reiterate: Someone who sees fairies in the garden when none are evident should not lead young minds into the future. Similarly, someone who sees fairies in the garden when none are evident should not lead a nation!

Crying on the shoulder of “God”! For crying in a bucket! What a cretin!

Home

Written by Nathan Bond

September 6, 2007 at 17:04

Posted in Religion must go!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: