While NBC, CBS and nearly every other Media Outlet castigates Rick Santorum for his religious views it is becoming increasingly apparent that the newsworthy item of interest is not so much that he has a religious mantle but more so that the Media doesn’t approve of him expressing a stand different from that of the Secular-Statist and their agenda.
Come now, every Human Being is a composition of theology in one form or another; either deity-based or non-deity-based but a theology none-the-less. To believe that we approach the table of life void of any deference to an ethereal value is pure lunacy and decidedly mindless; even if one holds to this position it is itself an expression of ethereal deference if only for the reason that to do so requires one to acknowledge that there is an opposing view.
To understand the flaw in the Separation of Church and State syndrome requires one to acknowledge that the First Amendment to The Constitution is only about the Imposition of a Government-Sponsored Religion upon the Consenting Governed along with the full knowledge and understanding that the Founders fully expected that the fundamentals of Religion, the abstracts of moral probity, would always be imposed upon Government by and through the People themselves.
Void of the native prohibitions, which accompany a moral construct, then by what filter does one affect justice? How does one distinguish or discern between that which is acceptable versus that which is not? How then does one define an ideal such as a “just cause”, “duty” or “oath of office” if there is no such construct or foundation upon which they are based?
I should think that the American People might find Rick Santorum’s willingness to profess an opinion as to faith refreshing particularly as so many public figures and media pagans seem to be quite at ease with their sanctimonious regime of thought. Their devious use, as a defining mechanism, of their own theology is itself a form of self-licensed imposition and clearly not a faithful component of the representative processes of public policy.
As to Rick Santorum, whether one finds him a suitable Candidate is, in my opinion, an entirely different issue and the media-hounds might want to focus on the more relevant issues.
The hypocrisy is so thick that if it were water one might very well be able to walk on it!
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin
Curtis C. Greco, Founder