Rick Santorum: Science = Theology

Imagine my expectation surprise while I was reading through Rachel Maddow’s blog — something I recommend liberals should do — and I discover good ol’ Rick Santorum labeling the Democrates as anti-theology. Only this time he’s calling it “anti-science.”

I think, like many others, that this is an extention of his claim that President Barack Obama leads based on a theology different from that in the Bible.  This leads me to question Santorum’s sanity if he thinks he can say such obviously wrong accusations and not be held accountable.

Hopefully, it was no surprise to him when he was questioned about his remarks later in the day.  This caused him to reiterate since, apparently, no one quite understood what he meant by Theology and gave the word a new meaning.  What Santorum meant to say was Obama simply had different moral values.

Maybe Santorum received a hint that, while the Tea Partiers he was grand-standing to bought his Obama bashing rhetoric, the rest of America was rais[ing] some eyebrows.  While the Tea Partiers wish they have the majority of Americans brainwashed, they do not.  (Maybe its their purposeful misunderstanding of American History that only the ignorant choose to follow them)?

Instead of Santorum saying what he truly means, he is switching his words (e.g., science instead of theology) so the rest of America would find his speeches more palitable.

When he explains his — and the GOP’s — version of science, it’s obvious what he really means is theology with some Oil Tycoon propaganda mixed in.  According to Santorum Republicans are

…the ones who stand for science and technology and using the resources we have to make sure we have a quality of life in this country and maintain a good and stable environment.

Where did Santorum come up with these convoluted ideas that this insane mixture of theology and Oil Tycoon propaganda could be construed as “science” by the general American population? 

He couldn’t fool Rachel Maddow who stated:

The Republican hostility for science, scientists, the scientific method, scientific inquiry, and empirical research in general has already been solidified as part and parcel of the party’s identity. The GOP mainstream rejects scientific evidence on everything from global warming to stem-cell research to evolutionary biology to sex-ed — in part because they find reality inconvenient, and in part because, as David Brooks put it, many Republicans simply “do not accept the legitimacy of scholars and intellectual authorities.”

I whole-heartedly agree with her.  Since I agreed with David Brooks as well, I decided to read what he had to say about this “scientific” matter. 

Brooks had an in-depth opinion about the Tea Party movement.  As he put it, a faction that is more of a psychological protest than a practical, governing alternative.

The Tea Partiers are a bunch of illogical fiends who get off on holding the nation hostage unless their greedy little demands are met.  They said they were doing this country a favor in being uncompromising.  Instead, they put this country in worse shape.

While Santorum believes that President Obama has differing moral values, Brooks wrote it best when he stated that the Tea Partiers have no sense of moral decency.  He later goes on to say that they think the problems of this country can be addressed so long as they continue to worship their idolThat, ladies and gentlemen, is the “science” of Rick Santorum and the party he caters to.

Hence, there is no actual science — or none that any real scientist can attest to — and there definately is no logic in their moral values.  I’m not saying that a little praying doesn’t help.  Yet, praying ALONE will not make everything rainbows and unicorns again.

We must work together as a nation by compromising with each other.  When both parties are willing to bring this nation out of the pit that it’s in, then everyone wins.

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