Sunday, October 22, 2006

"Mr Schröder is candid about his dealings with Mr Bush who, even in private meetings, would constantly refer to his Christian beliefs. Mr Schröder said he became distrustful of decisions based on one-to-ones with God. Such decisions were not open to debate or criticism, he said, "because doing that would be to betray God's orders received during prayer". And he sounded a warning about the political sway that religion has in the US. "We rightly criticise that in most Islamic states, the role of religion for society and the character of the rule of law are not clearly separated," he said. "But we fail to recognise that in the USA, the Christian fundamentalists and their interpretation of the Bible have similar tendencies.""