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Quotes - Dubya the Theologian (2005)
(Blurring the line between president and preacher)
Every new citizen of the United States has an obligation to learn our customs and values, including liberty and civic responsibility, equality under God and tolerance for others, and the English language.
Now, I'm no Constitutional scholar or immigration expert, but I'm pretty sure there's no legal obligation to associate equality with God. Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 28, 2005
In this hour of suffering, we're prayerful. In a wounded region, so many placed their faith in a God who hears and helps. And so many are bringing their grief to a Savior acquainted with grief. Our nation joins with them to pray for comfort and sorrow, for the reunion of separated families, and a holy rest for the ones who died. Through prayer we look for ways to understand the arbitrary harm left by this storm, and the mystery of undeserved suffering. And in our search we're reminded that God's purposes are sometimes impossible to know here on Earth. Yet even as we're humbled by forces we cannot explain, we take comfort in the knowledge that no one is ever stranded beyond God's care. The Creator of wind and water is also the source of even a greater power — a love that can redeem the worst tragedy, a love that is stronger than death.
Dubya opens the floodgates again at the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance Service, Washington, D.C., Sep. 16, 2005
Faith-based is an important part of my life, individually, but I don't — I don't ascribe a person's opposing my nominations to an issue of faith.
In case you're wondering, the context of this quote provided no explanation for using the word "Faith-based" as a noun, and he wasn't discussing faith-based initiatives, either. Prime time press conference, White House, Apr. 28, 2005
We have a calling from beyond the stars to stand for freedom, and America will always be faithful to that cause.
Vaguely religious in a way he shouldn't be, and vaguely sci-fi, all at the same time. Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2005
I'm also mindful that man should never try to put words in God's mouth. I mean, we should never ascribe natural disasters or anything else to God. We are in no way, shape, or form should a human being, play God.
He managed to slip God in three times, but forgot to make sense, Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2005
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