Q: Do you think ex-president Bush used religion in a manipulative way to gather support for the war in Iraq? Or do you think he’s a delusional nutbag who has hallucinations? I know it sounds like a false dichotomy, but it really isn’t: http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?section=library&page=haught_29_5
A: It doesn’t sound like a false dichotomy at all. He did, in fact, use religion to manipulate people to gain support. And he is, in fact, a delusional nutbag, though I’m not so sure about the hallucinations. (Depends on how real he thought God’s voice was when He was telling Bush to wage the war.) Either way, there’s nothing dichotomous about these two options. They can exist perfectly fine alongside one another.