More God Told Me To

October 11, 2005

Just in case the reports about Bush’s comment were not bad enough, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Malcolm Yarnell made things worse. Yarnell was asked about Bush’s statement on the BBC. He said that while he was not sure if it was true, “If he said that, it would not surprise me, but it would not alarm me, either.”

What?! It should bother a Christian leader that someone would use God to justify a controversial and deadly war (especially since almost all religious leaders and denominations opposed it). If the only way something can be justified is to play the ‘God card,’ then it is likely that it is unjustifiable (and that God does not really support it).