quote:Rumsfeld defends general.
Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, whose promotion and appointment was confirmed by the Senate in June, has said publicly that he sees the war on terrorism as a clash between Judeo-Christian values and Satan, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
Appearing in dress uniform before a religious group in Oregon in June, Boykin said Islamic extremists hate the United States "because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christians. ... And the enemy is a guy named Satan."
...Discussing a U.S. Army battle against a Muslim warlord in Somalia in 1993, Boykin told one audience, "I knew my god was bigger than his. I knew that my god was a real god and his was an idol."
"And we ask ourselves this question, ˜Why do they hate us? Why do they hate us so much?'
Ladies and gentlemen, the answer to that is because we're a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christian. Did I say Judeo-Christian? Yes. Judeo-Christian.
"That means we've got a commitment to Israel. That mean's it's a commitment we're never going to abandon!"
Top Defense Dept./Pentagon General-Bush Chosen by God to Fight Satan
I heard about this last night on a Talk Radio Show hosted by a Black Conservative sister who was in support of the General's statement and his right to make the statement on a religious basis.
She actually had a Muslim woman call in to dispute the idea that "they" are "idol worshippers" because her Christian perspective was that their "god" was not THE GOD and, of course, Christians alone worship THE GOD.
She usually at least comes up with decent rationales for her positions, though of course you know she gets a lot of White people pumpin' her up (One her promos has a White guy saying, "I think Debra has said it better than anyone else!" or something like that)... She basically told the Muslim lady that only Christians can be right while trying to say that if the General was brought to believe things a certain way that that's what's right to him in his mind so why should he be restricted or be told or be asked to take a position that is not in line with how he was brought up.
Now, when the Muslim lady tried to apply that thinking to her upbringing and outlook then she was told she was right but not right (??) The host told a real country, simple sounding man (he called everything "stupid" and that was about the biggest word he used) that he was wrong or couldn't possibly add to the conversation because he was not Christian (eventhough he made about the most sense...)
Anyway... My question for people of faith and Christians in general since there are definitely some that believe as the General does (in terms of their GOD being BIGGER/BETTER than the Muslim "god") IF YOU HAVE THAT PHILOSOPHY HOW DO YOU SUPPOSE YOU CAN GET ALONG WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WORLD (with different religious beliefs) WITH THAT TYPE OF MENTALITY?
How would you feel if someone took that same type of belief and looked at you in that manner?