For Santorum, as for Ratzinger, if your conscience says one thing, and the Pope says another, you obey the Pope, not your conscience. And for the Christianists, if your conscience or intelligence says one thing, and the Bible says another, you obey the Bible, not your conscience, and certainly not your intelligence. Because beneath Christianism is a deep fear of the human mind - as if they actually believe that reason is stronger than religion and therefore must be restrained. As if the human mind can will God out of existence. This is Santorum’s fear-laden vision. Which is why he is not a man of questioning, sincere faith and should not be flattered as such. He is a man of the kind of fear that leads to fundamentalist faith, a faith without doubt and in complete subservience to external authority. There is a reason he doesn’t want many kids to go to college. I mean: when we already know the truth, why bother to keep seeking it? And if we already know the truth, why are we not enforcing it as a matter of law in a country founded on Christian principles? It is not religious oppression if it is ‘the way things are supposed to be’, by natural law. In fact, a neutral public square, in his mind, is itself religious oppression.
There are good decent men and women, who go out everyday to put their skills to test that aren’t taught by some liberal college professor trying to indoctrinate them. I understand why [President Obama] wants you to go to college — he wants to remake you in his image. I want to create jobs so people can remake their children into their image, not his.
The Atlantic has more yearbook photos of all the GOP candidates here. We especially like Jon “Have you listened to Frampton Comes Alive?” Huntsman.
Reblogging because we can all use vintage Santorum all over our Dashes.
We disagree, inothernews. Unlike wine, Santorum doesn’t age well. Meanwhile …
Source: The Atlantic