# Criticizes Spiritual Opportunism
# 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.
This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Roger Waters's views on 10 Aug 2022.