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Santorum’s Plan for Christian Sharia

Right Wing Watch reports more crazy statements from Rick Santorum at the Republican wingnut debate over the weekend, like this one where he calls for all civil laws to be in line with Biblical law — but that’s totally different from Islam and Sharia.

Now, unlike Islam where the higher law and civil law are the same, in our case, we have civil laws but our civil laws have to comport with the higher law.

Our civil laws have to … and that’s why, with the issue of abortion, as long as abortion is “legal” – at least according to the Supreme Court, “legal” in this country – we will never have rest because that law does not comport with God’s law which says that all life has value, all life is created by [God,] I knew you in the womb.

And as long as there is a discordance between the two, there will be agitation.

See, totally different. In Islam, the civil law and the religious law are exactly the same; in Santorum’s Christian sharia, the civil law just has to “comport” with the religious law. So you see, it’s not the People’s Front of Judea, it’s the Judean People’s Front.

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  1. ritchieannand says

    Ah, Jeremiah’s old “I knew you in the womb”. Because God knows a self-styled prophet in the womb, he knows everyone in the womb – just don’t pay any attention to the Biblical infidelity abortion potion or the differential treatment of those who murder versus those who cause a woman to lose her child.

    You know it’s because they just care about the children. You can tell by their other policies.

  2. eric says

    This whole (very common) rationale is based on the belief that God indulges in collective punishment, which is generally considered evil.

    God should have no need for it; omniscent and omnipotent beings do not make errors in identifying the guilty and don’t produce collatoral damage unless they want to.

    There is simply no theological justification for enforcing God’s law upon others – unless God will hold us responsible for our neighbor’s crimes. Which is not benevolent.

  3. peterh says

    “Christian Sharia”

    Isn’t that what Maleus Malificarum and the Oliver Cromwell jollies were all about? Other examples may spring to mind.

  4. says

    So, how do we get the Constitutional freedom to worship idols, do whatever the fuck we want on Sunday (or Saturday) — whether working, having gay sex* or picking up sticks in the yard — and worshiping non-Yahwehish dieties to comport with Bible-god’s laws?

    * Granted, I doubt frothy mixture would go for teh buttseks the other five days of the week. Then again, he might.

  5. d cwilson says

    Now, unlike Islam where the higher law and civil law are the same, in our case, we have civil laws but our civil laws have to comport with the higher law.

    You need a scanning electron microscope to split hairs that fine. Of course, I’d love to see someone ask Rick to cite which article of the Constitution speaks of comporting civil law with this “higher law”.

    I can tell they’re really, really dying to say they want to repeal the Constitution and impose a Christian theocracy, but they know it’s not time to say that out loud. I wonder how they’re able to compare the US to an Islamic theocracy like Iran without letting their jealousy show.

  6. greg1466 says

    Every time Santorum opens his mouth, I get intense feelings of shame that we are from the same state. Even worse, I may have actually voted for the wingnut once upon a time!

  7. John Hinkle says

    …with the issue of abortion, as long as abortion is “legal” – at least according to the Supreme Court, “legal” in this country – we will never have rest because that law does not comport with God’s law…

    What law is that? Does he mean the law of right to privacy? The Fourteenth Amendment? What law is he talking about?

  8. sunnydale75 says

    <"In Islam, the civil law and the religious law are exactly the same; in Santorum’s Christian sharia, the civil law just has to “comport” with the religious law."<

    -How do the minds of people like Santorum work? Or do they? Maybe people like Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Ann Coulter are living examples of the "10% of the brain" myth…

    Tony

  9. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    This whole (very common) rationale is based on the belief that God indulges in collective punishment, which is generally considered evil.

    Which belief, in turn, is based on an explicit statement in the Book of Exodus:

    I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

    However, that’s from the Ten Commandments, so we know it’s moral.

  10. JoeBuddha says

    Isn’t it obvious? In Islam, higher law exactly equals civil law. In the US, however, it’s the other way around.

  11. Hatchetfish says

    Hinkle:

    What law is that? Does he mean the law of right to privacy? The Fourteenth Amendment? What law is he talking about?”

    Isn’t it obvious that a right to privacy can’t ‘comport’ with the omnipresent and omniscient? Guess the ever so Christian authors of the bill of rights were just tired when they accidentally wrote that fourth one. And bugger: when they stuck in that one about making farm implements citizens, they accidentally slipped up again and implied a right to privacy when they really didn’t mean to. Of course, all Good White Christians know they were being coerced there anyway. Guess we’ll have to toss those, since they don’t comport with the existence of a universal tyrant. And hey, we can stop listening to the brown people again while we’re at it.

    Spit.

  12. says

    as long as there is a discordance between the two, there will be agitation

    Is he talking about priests and children here?

  13. Pierce R. Butler says

    ritchieannand @ # 2: … Jeremiah’s old “I knew you in the womb”.

    Note the phrase before that (Jer. 1:5):

    Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee…

    Next time you hear a fundie cite that verse, ask him or her to explain the implied existence-before-conception there, which has yet to make it into Official Christian Doctrine™ anywhere.

  14. Pinky says

    If Rick Santorum lived in a meritocracy his job would be picking cigarette butts out of urinals. Only he would need to be closely supervised so he would not eat them.

  15. sunsangnim says

    Apparently this is Glenn Beck’s candidate. He compared him to Abraham Lincoln and George Washington (although I’m not sure he knows the difference between the two).

  16. macallan says

    I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.

    However, that’s from the Ten Commandments, so we know it’s moral.

    And a couple books later it says the exact opposite.
    Ezekiel 18:20:

    The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

  17. Phillip IV says

    we will never have rest because that law does not comport with God’s law

    Translation: We will never, ever leave the issue alone and all of the consequences are your fault for not simply bowing to our wishes.

  18. says

    Re Pierce’s piercing comment:
    “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee…”

    I know that ‘Biblical knew’ means ‘fuck’, so that’s just disgusting!

  19. stace says

    Google Santorum is just positioning himself to be one of the top imams after the dominionist takeover of the country.

  20. dingojack says

    Mr. Scrotum Santorum asks that in future you style him as:
    ‘The Grand Ayatollah of Frothy Mixtures…’
    Dingo

  21. Aquaria says

    Our civil laws have to … and that’s why, with the issue of abortion, as long as abortion is “legal” – at least according to the Supreme Court, “legal” in this country – we will never have rest because that law does not comport with God’s law which says that all life has value, all life is created by [God,] I knew you in the womb.

    Rick Santorum really shouldn’t be talking about abortion. If it weren’t for abortion, his wife probably would have died. Funny how his abortion is a moral abortion, and everyone else is just a slut who didn’t want to miss her manicure appointments. However, I don’t know many of the latter who took their aborted fetus home and encouraged their other children to hug and kiss it.

    Article with links here:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/16/985393/-Rick-Santorum-is-against-abortion-for-any-reason,-with-one-exception-

  22. chilidog99 says

    And as long as there is a discordance between the two, there will be agitation.

    Without the agitation, it’s harder to acheive orgasm and froth. . .

  23. naturalcynic says

    @ 23:

    I know that ‘Biblical knew’ means ‘fuck’, so that’s just disgusting!

    You mean like all the instances when someone wants to know God?

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