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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Santorum's Apology

HuffPo:

[Sen. Santorum's] casting stones and judging President Obama's biblical understanding comes at a time when serious questions have to be asked about Sen. Santorum's own grasp of biblical teachings.

Serious question: do we expect Catholics to know a lot about scripture? I haven't met many who really do, so I'm just curious.

Anyway, here's Quaker theologian, Robert Barclay (1676):

[B]ecause the scriptures are only a declaration of the source, and not the source itself, they are not to be considered the principal foundation of all truth and knowledge. They are not even to be considered as the adequate primary rule of all faith and practice. 

Yes, we Friends are peculiar, and I'm sure Santorum thinks our Inner Light stuff is the work of Satan...

ntodd

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Where can I get me a Quaker Oats hat?

Posted by: mnkid | Feb 20, 2012 8:09:35 AM

I have spent approximately 50 of my 63 years reading popular books about cosmology, and after all that reading, I can confidently say this: the universe (multiverse, megaverse; choose your own favorite term) is both so vast and so complex in its operation that Santorum, with his one book and his mind that is at most half-vast, could do us all a favor and spare himself some embarrassment by packing up, shutting up and going home right now. (That is unlikely, I know.)

Posted by: Steve Bates | Feb 20, 2012 1:44:59 PM

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