"Just a simple president". Don't underplay yourself, George. I can't help thinking that a similar interview with Sarah Palin during the election campaign would have been nice. Or frightening, depending on what she said of course.
I think evolution can - you're getting me way out of my lane here. I'm just a simple president. But it's, I think that God created the earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty and I don't think it's incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution.
No, I'm not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from [the Bible].
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
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It's a shame you only get to know these things at the very end of a presidency – in an interview with ABC George W Bush has shed some light on his religious beliefs, and if you take his word for it they're not quite as extreme as you may have thought. It turns out God didn't tell him to attack Iraq, and he's not a creationist per se: