Rick Santorum, Obama’s Theology, Sharia law, and Mainline Christianity

The issue, of course, is not that Santorum believes this, but that so many actually do. Rick is what we may call a fundamentalist Catholic… I wonder if he likes Vatican II. Anyway, the Presidential candidate made a statement yesterday as to the idea that political agendas and policies should be dictated by Scripture:

Obama’s agenda is “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different theology,” Santorum told supporters of the conservative Tea Party movement at a Columbus hotel. (here)

Santorum has established himself a judge of what Christianity means, of course. I have to admit, however, that I admire him for being consistent in this regard. He simply seems to disregard anyone who is not of his stripe of Christianity (very conservative Roman Catholic), as being part of Christianity. In 2008, he made a statement about Mainline Christianity,

And so what we saw this domino effect, once the colleges fell and those who were being education in our institutions, the next was the church. Now you’d say, ‘wait, the Catholic Church’? No. We all know that this country was founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic but the Judeo-Christian ethic was a Protestant Judeo-Christian ethic, sure the Catholics had some influence, but this was a Protestant country and the Protestant ethic, mainstream, mainline Protestantism, and of course we look at the shape of mainline Protestantism in this country and it is in shambles, it is gone from the world of Christianity as I see it. So they attacked mainline Protestantism, they attacked the Church, and what better way to go after smart people who also believe they’re pious to use both vanity and pride to also go after the Church. (here)

It is the same cry told by others, especially the Evangelicals.

Man, this is going to be awesome if he is the nominee…

HT Dr. Cargill and Christian

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2 Replies to “Rick Santorum, Obama’s Theology, Sharia law, and Mainline Christianity”

  1. I guess it’s true. I’m no longer a Christian. I had better just hang it up. Call in sick tomorrow. Tell them my theology is phony and not from the bible. Oh, and what am I preaching on? Oh, that “non-biblical” theology of God’s justice for the poor.

    And yes, Rick seems to have forgotten about Vatican II and the church’s embrace of God’s preferential option for the poor, which apparently he’d never heard about.

    A debate between him and Obama might have interesting theological consequences!!

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