Holy Mush!

So some people are wondering about the kiss Bush gave Lieberman after the SotU. I missed the meeting of lips and cheek, but it’s easy to miss stuff when you’re watching a pixelly webstream. But I don’t get what all the confusion and hubbub is about. This really isn’t that hard, people. Bush is a born-again, Fundie Christian, right? He probably has that “quaint” notion of taking the Bible seriously. [Ed. — Gasp! People still do that?!] Well, in the New Testament Christians are commanded to greet each other with a holy kiss. For example, in Romans 16:16, “Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.” And in 1 Corinthians 13:12, “Greet one another with an holy kiss.” Frankly, I don’t think enough of this is done, but if any dude gets near my lips I’m gonna slug him.

4 thoughts on “Holy Mush!”

  1. Bush wasn’t kissing a fellow Christian, though: He was kissing an Orthodox Jew. Don’t miss that context. No matter – I thought it was a nice gesture between two men who share the conviction that liberty is God’s gift to humanity, inviolable from government repression.

  2. This kind of uproar is stupid. Spend sometime around European men and this doesn’t seem strange at all. In fact, I think it’s a lovely gesture (and ***I’m*** saying that about Bush!!!!).

  3. Greg, you obviously need to have a more expansive view of who our Brethren are. You gotta be inclusive, not exclusive.

    I’m quite aware that Lieberman is an orthodox Jew so Bush probably wouldn’t be under any commandment to greet him with a holy kiss. I was trying to have fun with this post. Maybe I should start putting disclaimer tags on my posts so people get it when I’m not trying to flaunt my knowledge or make a profound point but just having fun.

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