Since I've already posted today on President Obama, I figured I'd add to that with something on our most recent president, George W. Bush.
Yesterday I started what looks to be an excellent book, Christless Christianity by Michael Horton. In it, Horton quotes Bush in a 2007 interview:
"I believe that all the world, whether they be Muslim, Christian, or any other religion, prays to the same God. That's what I believe."
It is not my place to judge the faith of any man, especially those I have never even personally met. But my question is this: why do so many conservative Christians regard Bush as a man of great Christian faith, while Obama is demonized as the devil-incarnate? Based on this quote, it seems that both Bush and Obama have the same non-Christian view of God (I can't find the quote from Obama, but he basically says the same thing). They both deny a fundamental tenet of Christian faith, which is that Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
Don't get me wrong; I have significant disagreements with our current president. I am not seeking to defend him, per se. I am just wondering why so many church folk seem to regard Bush as a strong Christian man while doubting Obama's profession of faith.
Is my head in the sand on this one? Leave a comment and let me know.