"Soros, who describes himself as an agnostic, contended that Bush's religious beliefs are in conflict with with America's democratic traditions. "The separation of church and state, the bedrock of our democracy, is clearly undermined by having a born-again president," he said. "Our concern about Islamic fundamentalism is that there's no separation between chuch and state, yet we are about to erode that here."
(1) "Binladen is religious; George Bush is religious; therefore Binladen and Bush are equivalent."
(2) "Binladen is dangerous and religious; George Bush is religious; therefore George Bush is dangerous."
(3) Binladen is a religious fanatic; religious fanatics are fundamentalists; fundamentalists are part of the religious right; George Bush is part of the religious right; therefore George Bush is a religious fanatic."
The second major ridiculous charge that Soros makes is that our democracy is based on the separation of church and state, and he extends this erroneous assertion to imply that any expression of religion by our government or by our elected officials violates the Constitution.