Santorum questions Obama’s ‘world view,’ not faith

CUMMING, Ga. — Rick Santorum on Sunday condemned what he called President Barack Obama’s world view that “elevates the Earth above man,” discouraging increased use of natural resources.

The GOP presidential candidate also slammed Obama’s health care overhaul for requiring insurers to pay for prenatal tests that, Santorum said, will encourage more abortions.

A day after telling an Ohio audience that Obama’s agenda is based on “some phony theology, not a theology based on the Bible,” Santorum said he wasn’t criticizing the president’s Christianity.

“I’ve repeatedly said I don’t question the president’s faith. I’ve repeatedly said that I believe the president’s Christian,” Santorum told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“I am talking about his world view, and the way he approaches problems in this country. I think they’re different than how most people do in America,” he said in the broadcast interview.

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Editor’s note: Christian or not, Barack Obama is likely to have lots of ‘splainin’ to do, come Judgment Day!

“When the time comes, as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God — and a terror will rip your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there’ll be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world — and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, ‘Spare him, because he loved us!'” – the late Congressman Henry Hyde

The Pope’s theological view of the world

The supreme value is the human being in his worldly context. Ecological concerns and monetary acquisition cannot be separated from a profound respect for the dignity of man. The Holy Father summed up Thomas Aquinas’ teaching as: “man represents all that is most noble in the universe (cf. Summa Theologiae, I, q. 29, a. 3).” This truth gets lost either in the obsession with ecology at the expense of man or in grabbing natural resources instead of developing “forms of agricultural and industrial production capable of respecting creation and satisfying the primary needs of all” (Message for the 2010 World Day of Peace, No. 10).

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