Another response to Terrorism: "Good" vs. "Evil":
A letter to the editor in the Thomasville [southern Georgia] paper a few days ago:
God Chose George Bush
Osama Bin Laden is probably the world's most disliked man at this time. Not only by Americans but by his own people who have been in bondage under his Taliban rule.
Look how many people have turned to Jesus Christ because of all the sorrow this man has caused. Look how marvelous our God is!
It's almost like for everything evil, there is an opposite of good. Godly things.
If our president, George Bush, was not the man of God he is, many people would still not know Jesus Christ, our Savior! It's been such a comfort to have a Godly man for this great nation's leader.
If there had been another man president leading this great nation, we most likely would have went to war much sooner and probably against many innocent people.
Prayer and flags would not be in many places they should be in.
I believe that God knew the horror that was to come to our nation September 11th and had George Bush elected president. It's the latter days spoken of in God's word, the Holy Bible. God wants everyone saved, that they might escape the fires of hell in the next life. For to accept Jesus is to spend eternity in heaven where there will be joy forever more.
>> Osama Bin Laden is probably the world's most disliked man at this time. <<
That's not saying much. Anyone who's known around the world is probably high on both the liked and disliked lists. Bush may have been the most famous person until Bin Laden reared his head, so Bush probably was the most disliked person before Bin Laden.
>> If there had been another man president leading this great nation, we most likely would have went to war much sooner and probably against many innocent people. <<
Wasn't 26 days after 9/11 soon enough? And aren't 3,700 Afghans enough innocent people dead?
Addendum (7/13/02): If someone else had been president, we might have captured Bin Laden and the Al Qaeda leadership by now. Instead, most of the terrorists fled Afghanistan to safety. They're now plotting their revenge.
>> I believe that God knew the horror that was to come to our nation September 11th and had George Bush elected president. <<
So Bush could inflame the world against the US, then miss all the signals as the terrorists struck?
I guess God works in mysterious ways: stacking the Supreme Court with right-wing justices who violated every known precedent to select Bush president. God "had George Bush elected" indeed. Bush wasn't elected by the American public.
>> Had not all this terrible sorrow happened, prayer and flags would still not be allowed in many of our public places <<
I'm not aware of flags and prayers being allowed in any places they weren't allowed before. Obviously, this zealot embraces blind patriotism toward a Christian-based government.
Addendum (7/13/02): So let's summarize Tillman's beliefs. God knew 9/11 was going to happen but did nothing to stop it. As we've learned, Bush had extensive warnings 9/11 was going to happen but did nothing to stop it. Why did God and Bush let 9/11 happen? Because it was worth 3,000 dead Americans to convert a few people to Christianity.
You wonder why people enjoy seeing Christians—from hypocritical televangelists to child-abusing priests—get their comeuppance? Perhaps it's because Christians can be the most arrogant, self-righteous, judgmental people on earth. Any religion whose largest denominiation (Catholicism) preaches a doctrine of infallability deserves to be shown just how fallible it is.
Prayer in the Bush league
God bless secular America
What happened: results of the so-called war
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