Richard Mourdock, Indiana's GOP Senate candidate, was only revealing one of the absurder realities of fundamentalist Christian theology when he said,
I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.
The quote is from an AP article headlined, "Ind. Senate Candidate Criticized Over Rape Comment." But why? Why, from the GOP's gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence and congressional candidate Susan Brooks, the criticism? Are they atheists? Or worse, theologically compromised deists? Do they not believe that their Christian God is an all-knowing, all-powerful and thus all-controlling and personal God Who knows not only about every falling sparrow, but singular rapists? Are they denying God's omnipotence and doubting the stalking power of admittedly scanty Divine Intervention?
These are questions absolutely central to any U.S. Senate or House or gubernatorial race, especially in the midst of a secular recession, don't you think?