THEIST_WATCH Msg : 122 Written : 10/09/94 12:41pm From : ALBERT HIMOE Status : Rep RcA To

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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 122 Written : 10/09/94 12:41pm From : ALBERT HIMOE Status : Rep RcA To : ALL Subj : Slick Willy's mind Robin Murray-O'Hair reports: RM> During a meeting on Monday, October, 5 with 40 Baptist publishers RM>editors, and reporters, President Clinton stated that: "Since I have RM>been here [the presidency], I've spent a lot more time than I ever ha RM>in my life reading religious books, books by people I've come to know RM>and respect. And it's made a huge difference, actually, in enduring w RM>is the pretty significant isolation of this job." He also mentioned t RM>he had studied the Bible for insights on political problems, includin RM>the question of abortion. We have by now come to expect this sort of stuff from Bill Clinton. Perhaps, it is relevant to point out a long article by Edith Efron in the November issue of *Reason* magazine in which she analyzes the mind and psychological state of Bill Clinton. She concludes: (1) Bill Clinton can't think. [He has a great memory, though.] (2) Bill Clinton can't set priorities. (3) Bill Clinton *never* makes a decision. [Quoting Bob Woodward in *Agenda* quoting Leon Panetta quoting George Stephanopolis] THEIST_WATCH Msg : 123 Written : 10/09/94 07:51pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : Rcd RcA To : ALBERT HIMOE Subj : Slick Willy's mind Hello Albert! In a message to All <10/09/94> Albert Himoe wrote: AH> RM>and respect. And it's made a huge difference, actually, in enduring w AH> RM>is the pretty significant isolation of this job." He also mentioned t AH> RM>he had studied the Bible for insights on political problems, includin AH> RM>the question of abortion. AH> We have by now come to expect this sort of stuff from Bill Clinton. AH> Perhaps, it is relevant to point out a long article by Edith Efron in AH> the November issue of *Reason* magazine in which she analyzes the mind AH> and psychological state of Bill Clinton. She concludes: AH> (1) Bill Clinton can't think. [He has a great memory, though.] AH> (2) Bill Clinton can't set priorities. AH> (3) Bill Clinton *never* makes a decision. [Quoting Bob Woodward in AH> *Agenda* quoting Leon Panetta quoting George Stephanopolis] One wonders then, who is making decisions in the White House? On a related note, Cal Thomas's column of this date rails against Clinton's interpretation of the Bible on the question of abortion. Claiming that Clinton is obviously misinterpreting the Bible, Thomas ends by derisively referring to Clinton as the "theologian in chief." What Thomas misses -- as Thomas, being a religious nut himself *would* miss -- is that the question isn't whether a public official misinterprets the Bible, but whether a public official should be referring to the Bible at all in order to fashion public policy. --Robin Murray-O'Hair, Sysop, American Atheists Online * WCE 2.0/[NR-1167] * Fundamentalism means never having to open one's mind. *********************************************************************** * * * American Atheists website: http://www.atheists.org * * PO Box 140195 FTP: ftp://ftp.atheists.org * * Austin, TX 78714-0195 * * Voice: (512) 458-1244 Dial-THE-ATHEIST: * * FAX: (512) 467-9525 (512) 458-5731 * * * * Atheist Viewpoint TV: avtv@atheists.org * * Info on American Atheists: info@atheists.org, * * & American Atheist Press include your name and mailing address * * AANEWS -Free subscription: aanews-request@listserv.atheists.org * * and put "info aanews" in message body * * * * This text may be freely downloaded, reprinted, and/other * * otherwise redistributed, provided appropriate point of * * origin credit is given to American Atheists. * * * ***********************************************************************

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