Freethought Today ·

Vol. 22 No. 1

January/February 2005

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

In Their Own Words

[I can't see] how you can be president, at least from my perspective . . . without a relationship with the Lord.
Believing in God gives you the confidence to make those tough decisions.
President Bush
Washington Times, Jan. 18, 2005

Now we've got a big job ahead of us--that is to take the agenda we talked about in the campaign and make it a reality. We also have to be patient because not everything is going to be done overnight.
Karl Rove
Christian Inaugural Eve Gala

Fox News, Jan. 21, 2005

The United States was at its founding, and still is, not only a religious nation but largely a Christian nation. The Judeo-Christian beliefs anchor our legal, our economic, our military, and our political systems. The balance of powers and constraints upon the state, and thus upon the majority, assume the sinful nature of man and one that is not perfectible. . . .
We should not abandon faith at the door to the House floor. We should not leave the Holy Spirit in the Cloakroom.
U.S. Rep. Mark Souder, R-Ind.
109th Congressional Prayer Service

Jan. 4, 2005, souder.house.gov

There is no greater suffering than what Christ did. He died on the cross, but that's a source of optimism. That's a source of redemption. So, I think we have to look at this in a positive sense. In one strange sense, then what's happening to these poor Asian people is their gift to the world. It makes us think about our mortality and about salvation and about redemption.
William A. Donohue
Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights

Scarborough Country, Jan. 6, 2005
Mediamatters.org

Allah will not love us without also testing our love for him. Maybe this disaster [the tsunami] was because we have forgotten him and his teachings and failed to implement Shariah law.
Din Syamsuddin, Head
Indonesia's Council of Clerics
Sermon at mosque

WorldNetDaily.com, Jan. 8, 2005

And everyone who listens to these words of mine, but does not act on them, will be like a fool who built his house on sand:
"The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, and it collapsed and was completely ruined."
U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Tex.
Quoting Matt. 7:21-27
Re: Asian tsunami disaster

109th Congressional Prayer Service
Jan. 4, 2005

The vendetta against religion in America is about to end . . . [God said that] I will remove judges from the Supreme Court quickly, and their successors will refuse to sanction the attacks on religious faith.
Pat Robertson
"The 700 Club"

Jan. 3, 2005

I am saying that Britain is clearly not a multi-faith country, but a Christian one.
Rev. Jonathan Gledhill
Bishop of Lichfield

BBC News, Dec. 21, 2004


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