Santorum talked about Satan at a Catholic conference at a time when he was no longer an elected official
, and people think this is a news story.
Grow up, people. Catholics talk shop with each other now and then, just like members of all religions.
Over at the Althouse link above, I offered up some snark and some serious stuff:
So, Santorum says the Devil is out to [get] the US of A. Tell me, what country isn't on Old Nick's hit list? Vanuatu?
But seriously folks...Santorum is on the same page with conservative/libertarian atheists more than most people realize. Conservatives and libertarians of all stripes share a lot of common ground regarding policy, and thus share a lot of common ground as to what constitutes evil. All those factions agree that the United States has the largest aggregate of freedom among all the world's nations, and is thus opposed by evil more than any other nation is. Santorum and atheists simply disagree on who evil's Commander-in-Chief happens to be.
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