Rick Santorum appeared on EWTN's “Women Of Grace” program to shill for a movie titled “The Christmas Candle” being distributed by the production company of which the former Senator and presidential candidate is CEO.
Santorum shared that the electric light central to the storyline symbolizes man's over-reliance on technology and lack of reliance on God.
But without the electric light, isn't it doubtful that the cinematic tools would have been developed whereby the artists working under Santorum would be able to share this narrative vision with a wider audience?
More importantly, weren't the candles he lionizes as a beatifically superior conveyance of illumination at one time the cutting edge of technology?
As such, would the holier thing to do have been to simply sit in the dark waiting for the sun to rise the next morning in compliance with God's timetable rather than man's?
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS in Political Science/History. Frederick earned a MA in Apologetics & Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary. Frederick holds a Doctor of Practical Theology through the Master's Graduate School Of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Meekins earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary. His books are available in print and electronic formats through Amazon.com. His ministry site, Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute, can be found at http://issacharbiblechurch.blogspot.com/. The Twitter page of Dr. Meekins can be found at