Crazy Catholic Fascist Rick Santorum Yearns for Dark Ages


Santorum Calls For Public Schools To Teach Creationism

The Republican Party’s endless war on reality
By Charles Johnson

Here we go again with the right wing’s bizarre obsession with evolution. For more than a century religious conservatives have been waging a war of denial against reality itself, and there’s no sign of a cease fire yet.

Rick Santorum has long been known as one of the GOP’s most overt and unabashed creationists, and here he is speaking to the editorial board of the Nashua Telegraph, urging that Christian creationism be taught in public school science classes as an “alternative” to the scientific facts of evolution.

Argh. This is the anti-science face of the Republican Party, and Santorum is not the only presidential candidate with these Dark Ages views. In fact, the majority of the current candidates are creationists — and according to recent Gallup polls, the majority of Republican voters. They keep trying to force their ignorant beliefs into American schools despite the numerous Supreme Court rulings against them, and this election season they’re more determined than ever.

 

  Santorum: There are many on the left and in the scientific community, so to speak, who are afraid of that discussion because oh my goodness you might mention the word, God-forbid, “God” in the classroom, or “Creator,” or that there may be some things that are inexplainable by nature where there may be, where it’s better explained by a Creator, of course we can’t have that discussion. It’s very interesting that you have a situation that science will only allow things in the classroom that are consistent with a non-Creator idea of how we got here, as if somehow or another that’s scientific. Well maybe the science points to the fact that maybe science doesn’t explain all these things. And if it does point to that, why don’t you pursue that? But you can’t because it’s not science, but if science is pointing you there how can you say it’s not science? It’s worth the debate.

5 Comments

  1. On this issue, Santorum is at odds with the Catholic Church, which has accepted evolution for decades. Creationism is usually the obsession of protestant evangelists.

  2. ‘It’s very interesting that you have a situation that science will only allow things in the classroom that are…’ This sentence just blows my mind. These types of people to really believe that science is an institution that is at odds with their religious one, rather than a tool and method for understanding. Perhaps it could be brought down to arguments from authority or the belief in ‘higher powers’, that thing that simply MUST be bigger than the individual. In these cases, scientists of course are obviously following their ‘Darwinist’ institutions that control what the people know. Obviously.

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