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    Thumbs up The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, everyone: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50054.html



    Rick Santorum launched into a scathing attack on the left, charging during an appearance in South Carolina that the history of the Crusades has been corrupted by “the American left who hates Christendom.”

    “The idea that the Crusades and the fight of Christendom against Islam is somehow an aggression on our part is absolutely anti-historical,” Santorum said in Spartanburg on Tuesday. “And that is what the perception is by the American left who hates Christendom.”

    He added, “They hate Western civilization at the core. That's the problem.”

    After asserting that Christianity had not shown any “aggression” to the Muslim world, the former Pennsylvania senator — who is considering a 2012 run for the White House — argued that American intervention in the Middle East helps promote “core American values.”

    “What I'm talking about is onward American soldiers,” he said. “What we're talking about are core American values. ‘All men are created equal' — that's a Christian value, but it's an American value.”

    “It's become part of our national religion, if you will,” he continued. “The point I was trying to make was that the national faith, the national ideal, is rooted in the Christian ideal — in the Judeo-Christian concept of the person.”

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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    le sigh...

    ...what fucking morons this country has elected
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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    le sigh...

    ...what fucking morons this country has elected
    Exactamundo! It's unbelievable.

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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    I just can't help but think of what Santorum's name has been euphemised into... it seems so fitting.
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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    Thank goodness I'm Canadian! :P
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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    After asserting that Christianity had not shown any “aggression” to the Muslim world
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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    *headslap* Seriously, this is what happens when you elect people who flunked history...repeatedly...and the parents didn't want to get involved in the learning process (or possibly used it to teach propaganda)...and possibly sniffing paints of the Pb persuasion...
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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    I think the events of the Crusades speak for themselves much better than any politician..... especially one who doesn't know his history!

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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    I just barely caught myself before doing a facepalm in the middle of class...
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    Re: The concept of the Crusades has been corrupted by the American Left.

    Well, it's not surprising. As long as you have people who value religion higher than they value humanity, you'll have people who will use religion to justify inhumanity. If it ever comes to be that people grow up enough to value humanity more than religion, somebody'll find some other way to justify inhumanity - say some economic theory, like communism, or capitalism, or whatever...
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