Note to Santorum: The US has no religion test for public office

terriksFebruary 20, 2012

According to Santorum: "It's about some phony ideal, some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible, a different theology. But no less a theology," Mr. Santorum said, to wide applause.

So only theology based on the Bible is valid?

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labrea_gw

He has a selective grasp of his own religion & I really don't give a good crap if he follows the Parker brothers or Milton Bradley rules it should not be the focus of anything yet this demon keeps going there.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 1:30PM
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fouquieria(10b)

A new game designed for Santorum, they're calling it LOBOTOMY.

Pass the dead baby please.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 3:27PM
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deedee99

This comment from a German reader in response to Krugman's column 'Pain without Gain' made me cringe and laugh at the same time. I know Europe has their own issues but I think by the end of this election we really will need to go 'round the world and apologize.

'Are you Americans becoming all crazy flat earth, religious fanatics like the Taliban?

Just look at those ludicrous candidates from the GOP. Not even crazy people would vote for them here in Europe.'

No we are not all like that, just the zealots runnng for office.

Here is a link that might be useful: NYT Krugman

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 5:12PM
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chase_gw

I can't abide Santorum, he is a very scary guy but I think he is getting a bad rap on this comment.

I heard what he said but interpreted it differently. I think he was simply trying to say that the President had a theology , not a religious one but a green energy one. I think he was simply clarifying how he was using the term.

Having said that there is no question in my mind that Santorum has every intention of bringing his religious theology to bear on all Americans.

The fact that he has an eight point lead on Romney nationally @s mind boggling !

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 5:28PM
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maddie_athome

Update: Rick Santorum spokesperson Alice Stewart slipped up on MSNBC Monday afternoon when talking about President Obama's environmental policies. Instead, she called them Obama's "radical Islamic policies."

Santorum communications director Hogan Gidley told TPM that Stewart "misspoke."

"Misspoke".

Yeah. Right.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 5:43PM
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jodik_gw

I think if he knew his own language, he'd have picked a different word... but he does seem to know his own crowd, so in that way it worked. For some unknown and very strange reason, anything having to do with zealous religion brings the rightwing nutjobs out from under their toadstools in a writhing frenzy.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 5:55PM
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marquest(z5 PA)

I cannot understand this religious way of thinking. I am serious, I think of myself as a Christian person. As Christians we would never have this much hatred or say the things they are saying.

It puzzles me. It just seems like so much hate. Are their teaching from the Bible? Hearing the talking points it is not a religion that is familiar to me. I think that Saturday night they were having human sacrifices and sleeping in on Sunday mornings.

I know he is saying things to talk to the base but even if you are trying to address your base if you have any Christian love in your heart these things would not come from your lips.

Do they not believe there is a hereafter? I question the teachings of this Religious Right it sounds closer to something more in line with something other than Christian Religion.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 6:47PM
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labrea_gw

There's a notion of progression in addiction that the previously unacceptable unbearable become the norm till the new norms unacceptable unthinkable becomes the norm. It's what allows Wall Street brokers making 6 figures to become smelly homeless people that can clear a subway car with their stench!
A different form of progressive politics!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 7:05PM
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grapeleaves

The fact that a person who spews this kind of hate could win 3 states is a very sad commentary on what this country has become.

It is laughable that these people call themselves "Christian ".

    Bookmark   February 20, 2012 at 7:25PM
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jodik_gw

Which is why I'm beginning to think that our nations' organized religions are the "false prophets" religious texts have been warning about... or something like that.

I mean, look at how it's all coming out around us... and who's getting the airplay and who's getting the followers. It just doesn't make much rational sense.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 9:58AM
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david52_gw

It is laughable that these people call themselves "Christian ".

The new religion is 'Conservatism", which is why we keep seeing the candidates (exception Ron Paul) falling all over themselves decrying their greater 'Conservative' values. Which, as far as I can tell, involves:

- smaller government, except when it comes to women's health and the military industrial congressional war machine,

- privatizing, at great benefit to the recipient but not the taxpayer, of everything under the sun - from roads to libraries to government buildings to national forests to 'security contractors',

- cutting taxes for the wealthiest 'job creators'

- devotion to some 'free market' ideal - let industry and businesses regulate themselves.

Start thinking of it that way - its a religion.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 10:08AM
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jodik_gw

Is it required to tithe to the great god of Avarice, I wonder?

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 8:27PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

The new religion is 'Conservatism"

I think you may have a good point there, David.

Kate

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 8:40PM
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