Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Almost Rovian!

Cal Thomas strongly disagrees with a statement made by President Bush in an article titled The Same God? on Townhall.com:
"I believe in an almighty God, and I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God."
While I fully agree with Mr. Thomas about the statement on a theological level, I believe that he totally missed the President's context.

That sly dog Bush wasn't speaking theologically. As our President, in adherence to the Constitution, he was duly separating church and state. Mr. Bush was speaking politically. His sneaky, Rovian purpose was of a three-fold nucyoolar strategery.

First, this statement inspired Christians like Cal Thomas to more fully compare and contrast the God of the Bible with Allah of the Koran and become even more certain of their faith.

Second, the statement, in comparing Muslims with the infidel dog Christians, inflamed the Islamists in the Middle East to recruit more heavily into their jihad. As one cleric was heard to say, "We will have many more faithful to be sent to Paradise with their virgins by the American soldiers' smart bombs."

Third, in equating the Jihadi Muslims with the hated Christians, many American and European Liberals would begin to see the real danger posed by the Islamofascists. Rosie O'Donnell was quoted as saying, "The terrorists are as bad as the Christians? I will volunteer for the front lines to fight in the mother of all battles. Besides, I have this fantasy about 72 virgins myself."

I find it difficult to believe that Karl Rove is no longer on the White House staff. I'd be willing to wager that he has been texting Bush regularly; MBFF, KR.

UPDATE: I have received thousands of E-mails from those unfamiliar with technical textual vernacular; Neanderthals from another millennium. To us moderns, MBFF, KR is shorthand for 'Merica's baddest fiendish foe, Karl Rovegoebbels.

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Lance Burri said...

I think it's spelled "nukyoolar."

Steve Burri said...

Dang ignerent spelchekker pogrom. I feel like such a maroon.

Micah Tillman said...

I think Cal is making a basic philosophical error.

The claim the Prez seems to have made is that when Muslims and Christians pray to God, that they are praying to the same Being.

What he doesn't seem to have claimed is that when Muslims and Christians pray to God, that they believe the same things about God.

When I get into an argument with my pacifist buddies about War, we are both talking about the same thing. But they say it's always bad, and I say it's sometimes necessary. We say contradictory things about it, but we both believe in the same "War."

And I've had professors before that I thought were the greatest, and then met other students who thought the same professors were the worst. We both were talking about the same professors even though we believed opposite things about them.

There's a difference in language between claims about (1) "the fact that a thing is," (2) "what a thing is," and (3) "how a thing is."

Christians and Muslims disagree on the many points that would fall under (3), and some that would fall under (2) (but not all). But they definitely agree on (1).