George Bush recently gave an interview where he talked about his religious views. Unsurprisingly, he’s like many American Christians, he’s never actually thought about them much, if, at all.
What I found interesting was his response to questioning about his alcoholism.
The common belief about that is he found Jesus via Billy Graham and quit drinking because of his belief in Jesus. Bush, however, states that he doesn’t know how Billy Graham helped him quit drinking, then mumbles a bit before stating something I didn’t see coming.
I still think I [mumbles something - had help? half?] quit because my wife basically reminded me at times that I was drinking too much as well. I was a one step kind of guy.
Most Christians do not acknowledge the input of any one but Jesus in getting them to actually stop whatever it was they were doing before they began to believe in him.
The rest was, in my opinon, him trying to escape his own legacy. For example, when asked to clarify if he believed that the Christian god intervened in human affairs he didn’t answer the question. He started prattling on about how he didn’t think his god had singled him out to be president.
‘I feel like God wants me to run for President. I can’t explain it, but I sense my country is going to need me. Something is going to happen… I know it won’t be easy on me or my family, but God wants me to do it.’
Hopefully, it’s too late for him and his loyalists to rewrite history and make him appear saner and better than he obviously is.