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Quotes - Dubya the Theologian
(Blurring the line between president and preacher)
I don't think this is an American vision, see. And I tell people this, that I do believe there is a universal God, and a gift of that Almighty to all of us — whether we be Methodists or Muslims or nothing — is freedom. And so freedom is a great alternative. But I also believe there's a moral calling. If you believe there's an Almighty God, and a gift of that Almighty to everybody is freedom, then I think you have to — if you can do something about it, that you have to act on that — so that moms can grow up in a society that is hopeful for their children, you know, that their children are — can realize dreams.
Although the whole passage captures that Dubya essence, the smoothness of presentation particularly suffers toward the end. White House, Dec. 7, 2008
Part of the faith walk is to understand your weaknesses, and is to constantly try to embetter yourself and get closer to the Lord. And that's a daily occurrence.
Dubya describes his faith with a nonexistent word, White House, May 13, 2008
America is on a mission of mercy. We're treating African leaders as equal partners. ...This mission serves our security interests — people who live in chaos and despair are more likely to fall under the sway of violent ideologies. This mission serves our moral interests — we're all children of God, and having the power to save lives comes with the obligation to use it.
Dubya claims a religious duty and security interest in helping Africans, Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2008
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