Prophet Dubya and the 'cosmic destiny'

Richard Stanley

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As to any naysayers as to whether my analysis is 'off the mark', I merely ask them to first consider the following excerpts below regarding George W. Bush's sudden 'transformation', where he announces his divinely appointed mission before 9/11 and then immediately afterwards, his theological rhetoric [sic] is transformed into a carefully calculated, 'crusading' and apocalyptic nature. Here, I claim that his persona as a former drunkard and gaff prone dullard was carefully crafted, perhaps making him a better actor than Ronald Reagan.

As to the performance at the National Cathedral I still remember the chilling smile 'of gnowing' on his face while sitting in the front pew.

From Zenith 2016 by Thomas Horn:

Did Bush Know What He Was Doing?

It is entirely possible that Bush's understanding of his calling as the catalyst of these end-times events was a revelation that grew on him over time. In the beginning, many of his ties to evangelical Christianity appear to have been simply for the purpose of producing political advantages. While still in his second term as governor, Bush actually hired influence-peddler Karl Rove to help strategize how he might endear himself to the fundamentalist base in anticipation of a presidential run. Not long after, the highest-ranking members of the nation's politically enthused church leaders were summoned to the governor's mansion, where hand-picked movers and shakers, selected for their proven power to sway religious voters, were encouraged to conduct a "laying on of hands" to anoint the future president. As the executive mantle was vicariously conferred on Bush, he surprised the group by suddenly evoking the prophetic commissions of the prophets, telling the attendees that he had been "called" (by God) to become the presidential candidate.

Following Bush's consecration by the holy men of 1999, only a brief period transpired in which public religious rhetoric surrounding him was no more unusual than the historiography of other American presidents. Then came the election, followed by 9/11, and the "calling" Bush believed he had received started defining itself in unsettling ways.

Author Bob Woodward noted in his book, Bush at War, that just three days after 9/11, during the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, the president seemed to assume a divinatory role, as if suddenly he had accepted a fantastic cosmic destiny, declaring that the nation's responsibility to history was already clear: "to answer these attacks and rid the world of evil." [50] By taking up the language of "good vs. evil," Woodward viewed the president "casting his vision and that of the country in the grand vision of God's master plan."[51]

Immediately, the dialect of Armageddon theology began surfacing in presidential briefings. Even religious publications were startled by it. Some reacted right away, calling on the president to plainly set out his views. Kevin Phillips recorded how, in march 2003, "The editors of Christian Century insisted that 'the American people have the right to know how the president's faith is informing his public policies, not least his design on Iraq.'" [52] Phillips further stated,

More than Bush's earlier religious phraseology, his Scripture-flavored preparation for war against Iraq--the latter-day Babylon of biblical notoriety--stirred scrutiny. Those who followed Bush's religiosity had seen a change, in one pundit's words, "from talking about a Wesley theology of 'personal transformation' to describing a Calvinist 'divine plan' laid out by a sovereign God for the country and himself."[53]

At least a few Christians were perturbed by all this. But this all should be learning moment for contemporary Abramicists that this is exactly what the biblical prophets were up to back in the days of yore. That is, announcing their Providential divine authority to cleanse the Promised Land of those not willing to join the new and improved 'god' system. The sad irony for those who did join the new prophetic order of the day, back then, was that their zealous fundamentalist descendants would forget the meaning of their bloody past and then refuse to join the Roman's New Order.