Friday, March 10, 2006

Words to ponder:

(Via Juan Cole):
Oh, great. First God chose George W. Bush and whispered things in his ear. Then He chose Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and whispered things in his ear. Now we have yet another messianic, divinely appointed leader out to do God's will. If God really were choosing these people, couldn't He come up with better candidates? And if He is giving them advice, why isn't it better advice? I'd just like to caution all these political prophets that it is widely rumored among medieval observers, who were the real experts in things divine, that sometimes Satan manages to misrepresent himself to you as the voice of God. And sometimes the conviction that God is speaking to and through you is not so much piety as the mortal sin of pride.

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