This article, Bush says God chose him to lead his nation, is exactly what scares the hell out of me about America and all of its religious nuts.
I am not godless, but I don't buy in to organized religion. I'm all for morality, just not much one for conformity or patriarchy. At least in America conformity is pretty much optional. It was everything in Japan. Conformity could be the religion of Japan.
In my heart I know it's live free or die. That was probably the seed of my discontent in Japan. I know it all depends on how you see things, but I never really felt free there.