Rush Limbaugh: Santorum Will Have To Answer On Satan

Well, I guess it’s better than having to answer to Satan. Limbaugh said that Santorum’s comments about Satan were meant to demonstrate that he is nothing more than the religious wacko that the left has tried to portray him as. But he will have to answer for them because he did in fact say what he said.

RUSH: I mentioned earlier in the program that Santorum, people have dug deep and they found a speech that he gave back in 2008 in Ave Maria, Florida, at Ave Maria University. Drudge has this plastered up. The Democrats have found it. It’s all over the place. Think Progress and whatever leftist think tanks have dug this up, and it’s part of the predictable attempt to impugn Santorum as an absolute religious nut and wacko. But he did say these things and he’ll to have an answer for these things when queried.

Santorum caught a lot of heat for these statements yesterday, and of course it’s just beginning. What offends me though, is how it seems to be automatically assumed, even by those on the right, that his statements about Satan are going to be automatically deemed outside the mainstream. I suppose it’s possible but like I said here, it doesn’t make it any less true.

In this Gallup poll from last July, a plurality of Americans still believe in the Bible as either the literal or inspired Word of God. In general, you can’t believe in God without believing in Satan as well. And if you believe that there is a Satan, then you know what he’s up to and what his intentions are.

To say that Rick Santorum is off his rocker for the speech he gave in Ave Maria, Florida is to deny that what he said had any truth to it.

Seriously. Why is it crazy for Rick Santorum to mention Satan’s targeting of the United States, while folks like Bill Maher get a pass for mocking God and saying that he doesn’t even exist?

 

 

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  • LissaKay

    The finest trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist …

  • Meiji Man

    Stand your ground, there is no need to explain yourself if your actions speak for you. 

  • JWH

    Why is it crazy for Rick Santorum to mention Satan’s targeting of the United States, while folks like Bill Maher get a pass for mocking God and saying that he doesn’t even exist?

    Errr … because there is no god?  I’m just sayin’.  

    • LissaKay

      And you know this how?

      • JWH

        Vishnu told me.

        • LissaKay

          Ahh … Vishnu. Uh huh. Remind me again, how Vishnu promises salvation … oh wait, that’s right. He doesn’t. Only God does that.

          • JWH

            Vishnu promises salvation with an oyster spoon.

          • LissaKay

            Which verse of Vishnu’s bible says that? Oh right … there is no bible.

            Nice try.

          • JWH

            It’s been distilled to some pithy PowerPoint slides. And the oyster spoon has pearls.

          • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

            Great.  Saved by Home Shopping Channel reject merchandise.

          • JWH

            And a PowerPoint.  Don’t forget the PowerPoint.

          • Commander_Chico

            Welcome, Lissa!

            We need all the help we can get against Satan’s soldiers.

          • JWH

            We need all the help we can get against Satan’s soldiers. 

            Especially if Satan’s read the Evil Overlord list.

          • LissaKay

            Actually, I’d have to disagree … with the “need all the help we can get.” Jesus already has this battle won. :-)

            But thanks for the welcome. I’ve been ’round here for quite a while, but I don’t speak up very often.

  • jim_m

    Can’t remember where I saw this (answer: James Taranto):

    Weird religion: “Satan is attacking America.”

    Normal religion: “God damn America!”

    That’s where the MSM and the left are today.  If they complain that we call them enemies of America it is only because they have set themselves up that way.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

       Interesting dichotomy, is it not?

    • hyperboliszt

      All the people wringing their hands over the perceived moral decay of America are presumably concerned that God will indeed damn America, right?

      Anyway Satan is just God’s hired goon. If you fuck up, God sicks his cartoonish attack dog on you. They’re in cahoots.

  • Hank_M

    This should be easy for Santorum and his supporters.
    Simply quote BHO a couple of weeks ago at the National Prayer Breakfast.
    Here’s an excerpt.

    “But in my moments of prayer, I’m reminded that faith and values play an
    enormous role in motivating us to solve some of our most urgent problems, in
    keeping us going when we suffer setbacks, and opening our minds and our hearts
    to the needs of others.
    We can’t leave our values at the door.

    If we leave our values at the door, we
    abandon much of the moral glue that has held our nation together for centuries,
    and allowed us to become somewhat more perfect a union”

  • http://otisthehand.blogspot.com/ OTIS the hand

    Santorum speaks of Satan while giving a talk in church. Shocking. Next thing you know, video will surface of him reading the -gasp- Bible. The left is going to have to answer for its attack on Christians.

  • SoBeRight

    TWB wrote

    Well, I guess it’s better than having to answer to Satan. Limbaugh said
    that Santorum’s comments about Satan were meant to demonstrate that he
    is nothing more than the religious wacko that the left has tried to
    portray him as. But he will have to answer for them because he did in
    fact say what he said.

    Translation!

    Well, I guess it’s better than having to answer to Satan. Limbaugh said
    that Santorum’s comments about Satan are proof that he
    is nothing more than the religious wacko that the left has correctly
    portrayed him as. But he will have to lie about it now because he did in
    fact mean what he said, proving he’s a religious wacko.

    The plurality of Americans will not elect a religious wacko. Rick Santorum is a religious wacko.

    • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

      Just like Cain was portrayed as a sex fiend. 

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

         But he was a liar.  He told four different stories about the NRA settlements in the first day after the story broke, even though he had ten days notice.

    • http://otisthehand.blogspot.com/ OTIS the hand

      The plurality of Americans will not elect a religious wacko.

      You’re wrong about that. They’ve already elected hundreds of pagan nature worshipers. We are supposed to believe that the productive activities of mankind are an affront to nature and must be stopped. The religion of the Canaanites is retrieved from the past and elevated to enlightenment by Pantheocratic far-left nutcases. Santorum is one of the few sane leaders left.

    • http://www.pohdiaries.com/ TWB

      All Santorum did was acknowledge that he believes in the existence of Satan. This makes him a religious wacko in your book?

      • SoBeRight

         Ask him if he believes Satan is working his evil through Barack Obama.

        Santorum will answer “yes”, thereby confirming he’s a religious wacko.

        You don’t disagree that Santorum would reply that Satan is working his evil through Obama, do you?

        • jim_m

          Santorum will answer “yes”,

          Really?  You have something to back that up?  Like a quote from Santorum to that effect?

          Didn’t think so.

        • jim_m

          Santorum will answer “yes”,

          Really?  You have something to back that up?  Like a quote from Santorum to that effect?

          Didn’t think so.

      • hyperboliszt

        Yes. He thinks there is a fallen angel doing God’s dirty work by punishing sinners for all eternity. That is the definition of batshit craziness.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6UJJOM4PP4XLSBG6N4LROVSQE Retired Military

      Stephen

      Go away.

  • Commander_Chico

    Personally, I believe in Satan, but that organized religion is his instrumentality.

    Rush is a tool of Satan and the Establishment, it’s obvious they are shitting in their pants at the prospect of Santorum winning in Michigan.

    Chico said they’d lay Gingrich low, they did. Now Santorum will get the full treatment – people will soon think he’s Satan

    • jim_m

      Wonderful example of disorganized thinking.  Santorum is in trouble with the public because he is too religious, but he supports organized religion, which is actually the tool of the devil, who he opposes; so the devil will destroy him for giving him support…

      Whatever.

    • http://www.pohdiaries.com/ TWB

      Chico I do agree with one thing you said. Satan does indeed use organized religion as an instrument. Not “all” organized religion, but enough.

      • Commander_Chico

        Of course the one “you” belong to is OK.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

           Sniff…  Smells like projection.

  • LissaKay

    [3] As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” [4] And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. [5] For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. [6] And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. [7] For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. [8] All these are but the beginning of the birth pains. [9] “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. [10] And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. [11] And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. [12] And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. [13] But the one who endures to the end will be saved. [14] And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
        
    (Matthew 24:3 -14 ESV)

    • Commander_Chico

      And the end is coming.  Once the Israelis and Iranians get into it, it’ll be full on.

      Gog, Magog, tank battles at Megiddo – the mother of all battles.

      • jim_m

        Yep and your buddy obama is doing his damnedest to make sure it happens.  There might be something more he could do to increase the likelihood of war between Israel and Iran, but it is hard to think of what that might be.

      • SoBeRight

         Bush’s destabilization of the middle east by drumming up a phony war on terror (ie “War on Islam”) set the stage.

        Thank God we have Obama — who will do better than McCain or Santorum or Romney at calming things down.

        • jim_m

          Yep.  It’s that ol’ phony war on terror that Bush “drummed up” using intel from the Clinto administration and that the dems all voted in favor of.

          And the Middle East was actually looking more stable with a strong US supporting democracy than it does today with a weak US cowaring in the face of islamic fundamentalism.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6UJJOM4PP4XLSBG6N4LROVSQE Retired Military

      He also said “thou shalt not kill” and “suffer the little children to come unto me”  which kinda throws the proabortion crowd under the bus.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    The problem with Santorum is not what he says, although it does rile up all the right people.  It’s that he can’t stop himself.  This was from 2008 but not much different from what he was saying last week, with the sole addition of the Satan shout-out.  Remember after winning Iowa, he got off track in NH and tried to debate gay marriage with a few college kids.  Mention contraception and he goes into lecture mode.

    He says he’s “not running for Pastor in Chief” but he doesn’t act the part.  As long as he will go off on his moral discussions just because he is asked, what kind of questions do you think the media will be asking him, on the stump and in debates?   Homosexuality, contraception, Satan, pre-natal testing – these are not the issues that will win the swing and independent voters, and we cannot win without them.

    It also fits Obama’s strategy:  he can’t run on his record of abysmal failure, so he has to demonize the opponent and change the subject away from his weak economy, strangling regulations, and feckless foreign policy.  And Santorum can’t seem to resist being sucked right into it.

    • MichaelLaprarie

      William Mcgurn had a good piece in yesterday’s WSJ, in which he advised Santorum to walk away from the religious debates.  Obviously Team Obama can’t run on his record as President, so they are going to look for things like religion, then blow them out of proportion and go hysterical in an attempt to scare voters.  Santorum would do well to heed McGurn’s advice.

  • LiberalNightmare

    If a belief in god, (and thus, satan) is a disqualifying charecteristic, how does our local chapter of the army of athieism justify voting for Obama?

    I read somewhere that Obama not only goes to church, but claims that his faith as a Christian directs his policy decisions.

    • jim_m

      I don’t think that the left really believes obama’s claims to religious belief. I think that they (correctly) believe that it is nothing more than a pose. 

    • Hank_M

       LN, (ok to call you that?)

      You recall correctly. From his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast a couple of weeks ago….

      “I wake up each morning and I say a brief prayer, and I spend a little time in
      scripture and devotion…So instead, I must try — imperfectly, but I must try — to make sure those values
      motivate me as one leader of this great nation.”

      ” I have fallen on my knees with great regularity since that moment [meeting Billy Graham] — asking God
      for guidance not just in my personal life and my Christian walk, but in the life
      of this nation and in the values that hold us together and keep us strong. I
      know that He will guide us. He always has, and He always will.”

      • jim_m

        Sorry, it’s hard to believe anything that comes from the mouth of a man whose administration has such little interest in the truth.  When they can stand in front of the American people and declare that it wasn’t obama that killed the Keystone pipeline, but the GOP, it is obvious that lies come far too easily for them.

        Any profession of faith, especially when done as part of a scripted presentation as the one you cite, is highly suspect in light of his actions.

  • MichaelLaprarie

    Santorum’s comment about Satan infiltrating academia reminded me of this passage from 1st Corinthinans:

    20  Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

    Santorum doesn’t have to explain his remarks.  All he has to do (as others have pointed out) is mention the numerous times America and its leadership (specifically when GW Bush and Reagan were in the White House) have been compared to Satan and the forces of evil by prominent figures associated with the Left.  Then ask why this is being treated so differently.

    • jim_m

      Then ask why this is being treated so differently.

      Because he’s right.

  • JWH

    This quote and similar quotes will do Santorum no good.  While the “Satan is targeting America” schtick will no doubt play well with the religious segment of the Republican Party, this rhetoric will harm him in the general election.  Outside the world of Church Chat and Jack Chick tracts, the devil is not hiding behind every rock and tree, waiting to smite good or tempt the righteous into evil.  To endorse such a view marks a person as a religious zealot, quite outside the mainstream of this country’s dominant strain of somewhat ecumenical Protestantism.

    • LiberalNightmare

      I don’t think that is accurate to suggest that some how, ecumenical protestants would find the notion of Satan as an actual being, to be wrong.

      • JWH

        LN, that’s not what I said. I said they’d be disinclined to see him everywhere in the world.

        • LiberalNightmare

          Ok, so what is special about these ecumenical protestants that they would believe in Satan, but not in his role?

          Would they see Satan as more of a boogy man?

          • JWH

            Let me put it this way: It’s one thing to believe in a figure of evil in a general sense. But if you see that figure of evil behind every little thing, then you come across like the Church Lady.

            Isn’t that special?

          • LiberalNightmare

            I’m just trying to wrap my head around your statement -  as far as I can tell from what you’ve told me so far, ecumenical protestants believe that the church lady is satan.

          • JWH

            No, you’re just being deliberately obtuse.  

          • LiberalNightmare

             Sorry, just trying to level the playing field.

  • 1crappie2

    Radical islam denies the houlocaust -western post Judeo-Christian culture denies the devil.

    But then, they can’t admit he exists and keep behaving the way they do. Perhaps if they ever listened to a real exorcist for a while….but even then…naw!

    I mean how could he exist -red suits would burn up down there -wouldn’t they? 

  • ackwired

    “In general, you can’t believe in God without believing in Satan as well.”

    Jews don’t believe in Satan.  I think he only appears in Christianity and Islam, and I suspect that many if not most Christians don’t believe in Satan. 

    I question your premise.

    • SoBeRight

       Just close your eyes and pretend that only Christians exist and everyone else’s life is meaningless and of no consequence.

      Got it? Welcome to world of religious extremists, aka the far right of the GOP.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6UJJOM4PP4XLSBG6N4LROVSQE Retired Military

        Funny Stephen, How many african americans ( a major left voting block) make up the baptist and protestant religions?  Quite a majority.
        In fact last poll I saw said that about 80% or so of Americans think of themselves as Christians. 
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_the_United_States

        Atheists 1.6%
        How does it feel to be in the 1%.

    • 1crappie2

      So nowhere in the Old Testament is there a mention of”demons?”

      • ackwired

        If it makes you feel good to believe that Jews believe in Satan, it’s fine with me.

    • JWH

      Jews don’t believe in Satan.  I think he only appears in Christianity and Islam, and I suspect that many if not most Christians don’t believe in Satan.  

      Wrong.

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