Religion seems to be a fatal disease of humankind.

Robert Gimbel wrote:

>What George W. Bush has done, with the help of Karl Rove, and other's 
>is to adopt Christianiy as the 'official' religion of the United 
>States.
>There views on abortion, the war, and gay marriage all have their 
>basis, in the 'Christianization' of the United States.
>This was done in Rome, at a time when it became wise to consolidate 
>power in that way, and basically replace the notion of 'Caesar or 
>Emperor, being the godhead to Jesus, being the godhead, and centered 
>in Rome.
>Through the years many European Kings, decided that Jesus, and 
>Christianity should be adopted to fit their particular political 
>ambitions.
>How ironic, that Jesus, who was apolitical, and did not want to be 
>associated with Rome or any other earthy political system;
>He did not want to conquer Rome either, and this made some feel at the 
>time, that he was impotent, wanting him to be more of a warrier king.
>Nonetheless, Jesus is used by Bush and Co. to propagate war, and 
>controversy, consolidation of power, and all manner of bad policies, 
>which Jesus himself would be very upset and  against..
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