Roger Waters on religion being used to support war

Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Religious Beliefs

# Criticizes Spiritual Opportunism
# Christian
# Criticizes Republicans
15 Jun 1993

In an interview talking about his song “What God Wants", Roger Waters said

I’m not a huge practicing Christian myself, but it just staggers me that people who claim to be can stand up and spout – like your President George Bush – can stand up and spout this bullshit about God supporting one side over another in war, which is why I wrote the lyrics of the song “What God Wants”: “God wants crusade/God wants Jihad.” Well it may well be that God doesn’t want either of those things. They’re manifestations of the insecurities of the Muslim and Christian communities. I hate when someone uses religion to bolster war in the world: it’s extremely disgusting and offensive for me, and for all Christians, because that was not what Christ was trying to teach.
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