Sunday, November 20, 2005

Bush: 'May God bless the Christians of China'

Okay, making up for this week's relative quiet by posting this. I just want to know how we feels about the atheists of China.

Bush: 'May God bless the Christians of China'
President attends government-sanctioned church

BEIJING, China (CNN) -- President Bush attended a legally sanctioned church Sunday in Beijing before scheduled talks on religious freedom with President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao.

Bush also planned to discuss trade, intellectual property rights and support for the U.S. push to spread democracy in nations such as Iraq.

During his visit to the Gangwashi Church -- one of five Protestant churches sanctioned by the government -- Bush signed a guest book with the words: "May God bless the Christians of China." With her signature Laura Bush, who's accompanying her husband, added, "with love and respect." (Watch Bush after attending officially recognized church in Beijing -- 1:36)


"It wasn't all that long ago that people were not allowed to worship openly in this society," Bush said. "My hope is that the government of China will not fear Christians who gather to worship openly. A healthy society is a society that welcomes all faiths."

Posted by crimnos @ 4:43 PM

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Bit rich for Bush to be talking about a 'healthy society', isn't it?!

Posted by Blogger Career Break Guru @ 8:40 AM #

I like the bumper sticker that basically says, "God bless everyone, no exceptions."

Posted by Blogger james @ 12:47 PM #

"A healthy society is a society that welcomes all faiths."

Really, Mr. Bush? Then Happy Holidays to you, sir!

james-- I used to have a bumper sticker that said "God favors no group, only religion does that." I had all sorts of people come up to me in parking lots to let me know that in fact, God DOES favor a group, and whaddya know, it just so happens to be THEIR group.

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