Rick Santorum's Phony Theology

Chris Matthews nails Rick Santorum and identifies just which phony theology Rick Santorum actually has:

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Steve

    Christians also believe that if they screw up our planet in this life, they will just go to heaven where everything is perfect.

  • http://Quarkscrew.com BT Murtagh

    The Pope is not considered an authority by most of the Christians in Rick Santorum’s camp. They’re as likely as not to refer to the Roman Catholic Church as the ”Great Whore of Babylon” – and I’m serious about that, I’ve heard them do it.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

      Right, of course, but that’s part of the point. Santorum is a Catholic and supposedly believes in being strictly theological in politics and yet he betrays his own alleged Church doctrinarily all the time in politics!

  • Artor

    Amazing! I had no idea Chris Matthews could actually sound reasonable!

  • http://www.reason-being.com reasonbeing

    Great piece—good for Matthews, its not often that the talking heads get something right. I am glad he has the stones to call it what it is also—a theocracy.

  • http://twitter.com/blamer @blamer

    It’s okay, if Santorum disagrees with the Church then he surely has enough followers to start his own.


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