Reading Entrails for Bush

Being a dedicated metaphorical cauldron stirrer, I just can’t pass up linking to this astute article by Maureen Farrell in Buzzflash.
“This is why religion is so dangerous in our society,” Bill Maher told Larry King. “George Bush is not just a Christian. He’s a born-again, they believe Jesus is coming back any day now. And they want everything to be perfect for him. They call it the rapture, right? . . . It’s like half this country wants to guide our ship of state by a compass. A compass, something that works by science and rationality and empirical wisdom. And half this country wants to kill a chicken and read the entrails like they used to do in the old Roman Empire.”
But the Book of Revelation is just the beginning. There are plenty of places to find ominous warnings of death, destruction and the end of life as we know it. In other words, there’s more than one way to read entrails, Bucko. Here are but a few:

Go and read the whole piece here. And, in case you miss the end, this is it:
But regardless what evangelicals or prophets or ancient Mayans believed, and despite slings and arrows of outrageous GOP goons, to some extent, “we the people” still decide our own fate.
And it doesn’t matter what the entrails say, because though Bush has been a disaster, it doesn’t have to end in disaster — provided the “compass people” win out in the end.
But if we’re stuck with Furious George for another four years? I’ll go out on a limb right here and now and make a prediction of my own: Even if it’s not the end of the world, it’s certainly going to feel like it is.

2 thoughts on “Reading Entrails for Bush

  1. Margaret Hassan , the kidnapped director of CARE International in Iraq, wept and pleaded for Britain to act to save her life in a video, aired on Al-Jazeera television, Hassan stood alone in front of a bare wall, visible from the shoulders up, her eyes baggy and her face haggard, “Please help me. This might be my last hours”.
    Human beheading is 100% consistent with the sacred Islamic Jihadi practices. Hatred towards other religions such as Jews, Christians, Hindus and other polytheists are the ardent teachings of Islamic holy book Qur

  2. I can remember taking a course in the “Bible as Literature” back in college and I was disgusted by all of the weird instructions that the Old Testament God gave to his people. Even violent ones. I’m sure someone who has the time can dig up quotes from the Bible that make Christians sound just as mean and nasty. You know, making walls come tumbling down and killing people and all that. Heh.

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