piranha: red origami crane (Default)
[personal profile] piranha
so i am watching "the colbert report" with rick santorum, who has transmogrified from presidential candidate to movie producer. the movie is "the christmas candle". in it apparently an angel comes to a town every 25 years and blesses a candle. the candle is given to a family in need, and they're instructed to light it and to say a prayer over it. and then a miracle happens on christmas eve.

when colbert called the candle "miraculous", santorum was quick to point out that no, it wasn't the candle that was miraculous, but the prayer. "it's not like voodoo stuff, you know, it's a real prayer," says santorum.

the irony, it slays me. it's not like voodoo stuff, *snrk*.

on 2013-11-24 17:25 (UTC)
sara: Image of a round Celtic Cross (round cross)
Posted by [personal profile] sara
I like how the other 24 years God apparently doesn't give a shit about anyone.

on 2013-11-24 23:50 (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Extreme closeup of dark red blood cells (Blood makes noise)
Posted by [personal profile] jesse_the_k
d'you think Santorum even considered that Colbert is a genuine candle-lighting RC?

on 2013-11-25 01:32 (UTC)
eagle: Me at the Adobe in Yachats, Oregon (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] eagle
It's quite possible that's exactly what Santorum intended to reference when he said the prayer was magical and not the candle. That strikes this former Protestant as exactly the sort of facile, snide comment about the supposed Catholic focus on things instead of on prayer and God that was common among Protestants dissing Catholics among each other.

ETA: Ah, no, Santorum is himself Catholic. So much for that theory!
Edited on 2013-11-25 01:33 (UTC)

on 2013-11-25 03:10 (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Callum Keith Rennie shouts "Fuck no!"  (Fuck no sez CKR!)
Posted by [personal profile] jesse_the_k
And thats why he's the frothy fellow we love to hate.


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