Arrrghhh . . . I miss everything! Had I been privy to this devilish bit of goodness it surely would have made an appearance in The Devil Wears Nada. (If you hate shameless plugs, you’re in the wrong place. Speaking of which: Hey Jeff, I hope you caught this before the ink dried on your little devil.)
My favorite part is where he’s convinced Satan loves academia, because . . . you know . . . being smart in the eyes of this particular conservative church-going evangelical is, apparently, proof that you’re demonic.
Granted, I won’t lie (or will I?–blame Satan!), there are few things less corrupting than academia. Outside of nation-states, CBN, musical theatre, Mickey Mouse, cosmopolitans, the Grammys, Nancy Grace, the Bible Belt, and the dwindling ‘Y’ chromosome, I would place it in the top ten.
Fortunately for Slick Rick, Sarah Palin was quick to his defense:
“They [the liberal media, I presume–or, to quote Santorum, ‘smart’ people] will attack any conservatives who boldly proclaims their faith and talks about there is good in the world and there’s evil in the world and that’s what Rick Santorum was talking about,” she said. “And this was a speech that he gave back in 2008, where he named evil as Satan. And for these lame-stream media characters to get all wee-weed up about that, first you have to ask yourself, ‘Have they ever attended a Sunday school class even? Have they never heard of this terminology before?’ And that’s why they got so, you know, just whacked out about the speech.”
She said ‘wee-weed’.
About the Author
Tripp York teaches religious studies at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of more than half a dozen books including, Third Way Allegiance, The Purple Crown, and Living on Hope While Living in Babylon. He is the co-editor of the forthcoming three-volume collection called the Peaceable Kingdom Series. An actor and a lighting designer, Tripp also surfs and spends his weekends shoveling elephant and giraffe poop.