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Moby:    I would love to interview our president, G.W. Bush.  Just . . . just ask him the simple question.  He says that he’s a Christian.  And he aligns himself with the Christian right.  And I would just ask him, like, where in the teachings of Christ do you justify invading a country and killing 250,000 people?  I know the teachings of Christ pretty well, and Christ never said never said go forth and kill 250,000 innocent people.  Or I would say, as a Christian how are you a proponent of the death penalty?  Does…and I would try not to be judgmental, I would just say, like show me, maybe there’s the hidden chapter of the New Testament I haven’t seen where you get, you and all your crazy evangelical friends get your ideas from, but I haven’t read it, and as far as I know no one else has either.


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