Monday, February 27, 2012

Rick Santorum: "colleges and universities are indoctrination mills"

From CBS News:

Obama wants more young adults to go to college so they can undergo "indoctrination" to a secular world DALLAS, Texas - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday that President view.
In an hour-long interview with conservative television host Glenn Beck, Santorum also defended his record on abortion and his vote in favor of President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind education law.
On the president's efforts to boost college attendance, Santorum said, "I understand why Barack Obama wants to send every kid to college, because of their indoctrination mills, absolutely ... The indoctrination that is going on at the university level is a harm to our country."
He claimed that "62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it," but declined to cite a source for the figure. And he floated the idea of requiring universities that receive public funds have "intellectual diversity" on campus.

I am not sure just where Santorum is getting his "62 percent" figure from - but I totally agree that there are many students of higher learning, who do in fact leave their delusional religious beliefs behind them after graduation from intuitions of higher education. But the relevant question here is why?

Could the reasons that students of higher learning are leaving their religiously indoctrinated faiths behind them be because for the first time in their lives, they have discover that there are actually other people who hold different religious beliefs than their own or have no religious faith at all. Or could the reasons be, that they have learned the fact that the universe is not thousands of years old, but is in fact billions of years old; or could it be that they have learned the fact, that the universe and all life here on earth, was not created in 6 days, as they were indoctrinated to believe as young children -- when in reality, the real fact is that these processes have taken billions of years, and are still going on even today; or could it be the fact that through the modern science of biology, and the complete DNA mapping of both humans and the great apes, that we now have unquestionable evidence, that both humans and the great apes, both evolved from a common ancestor, and that humans were not instantly created out of mud and a bone, and by, and in the image of some "god," as they had been indoctrinated to believe?

Yes indeed,  when most Christian students, realize that the foundation from which they had based their religious faith upon, was in fact, all just a big heap of delusional bullshit, most often than not, they will in fact abandon their religious faith.

And here in another speech, Rick Santorum said: "President Obama once said he wants everyone in America to go to college ...what a snob." And then still on this "liberal college indoctrination" theme, Santorum claims: "Obama wants to remake you in his own image" (just look at the crowd that Santorum's pitching this ignorant and racist rhetoric to and how they respond). The one thing that Rick Sanitarium has failed to mention, is that he is also a product of these same "liberal public colleges of indoctrination" (but I guess he's one of the other "38" percent, that has managed to hold onto their religious superstition, religious stupidity and religious ignorance).
The fact is that Santorum would like to defund all forms of public education, and then let the parents decide what they want to teach their own children. And he really means this - he and his wife are homeschooling their own children.

I never thought that I would see the day, when the idea of having our nation filled with uneducated and ignorant people, would be seen as such a good thing within the base of any political party. The base of the Republican Party has devolved into a cesspool of far-right Christian ignorance, stupidity and insanity - and this insanity seems to be playing real well to these uneducated anti-intellectual Christian-bottom-feeders (call me a "snob," its OK!).  

My only question is does Rick 'Sanitarium' really believe that playing this insane mix of Christian ideology, will win him the Presidency? I sure hope he wins the GOP nomination!