Prior to science, superstition conquered. Aristotle believed that objects in motion slowed because they simply became "tired." God was reason for all, and all was reason for God.

Due to brilliant minds we have emerged from these opaque ages of knowledge. Newton enlightened us with mathematical logic in the 17th century. He also enlightened us with knowledge of optics, because of his spooky connection to nature. Copernicus released us from the restrictions of our ego-centrism of believing that we, with our divine morality and knowledge, were indeed the center of the universe. Galileo was arguably the father of science, creating empirical, scientific study to unleash a novel and formidable fight against the suppression of religion, and specifically, Christianity, in the New World. Now we have, in the 21st century, a strangely familiar fight that has been going on for millennia.

In the United States, a self-proclaiming secular nation, a political candidate simply cannot be voted into office if his religious affiliation is not sufficient with the voting public. Yet, Mitt Romney is a Mormon. To any thinking individual, and learned individual, his religion cannot suffice. I'm sure to any individual reading this now, that any religion shouldn't suffice. But the fact that this religion is so recent makes it even more abhorrent and ludicrous.

Can we allow this?

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Comment by Diane on September 22, 2012 at 8:59pm

I certainly hope not.  A woman at work the other day was going on and on loudly about how she hopes, for the good of the country, that Romney wins the election, Obama has run us into poverty, etc.  I kept on doing what I was doing and just listened, not taking the bait.  I did find myself thinking that this woman thinks a MORMON should be the next U.S. president, and that there are a lot of other people who agree with her.  How can this be?  I think the tenets of Mormonism must be bizarre even for people who believe in Jesus and the Bible.  What next?  A Scientologist?  I want to leave the planet.  Where's my towel?

Comment by James Cox on September 22, 2012 at 9:40pm

I expect that if a Morman did become a US pres. it shall be 'interesting'.

The other day, I noticed walking through our office, that we had found a cardboard box with the lable, 'protective undergarments' printed on the side. I expect that OSHA could receive atleast one new recommendation for safety equipment, and be forced to test such for utility.

The 'Elders' could make an appearance on the cabinet, young kids, in suits, with nice name tags, going though the House and Senate.

A baptismal fount could be built in the capital rotunda, for public drownings/baptism.

'The book of Morman' could become required reading for new citizens.


Comment by SteveInCO on September 22, 2012 at 11:09pm

The real question is, how seriously does Romney actually take his Mormonism?  Is he as over-the-top as Santorum was with his Catholicism?

Comment by Unseen on September 23, 2012 at 11:15am

I would say that the evidence is he's a fairly devout Mormon. He's a pastor, counsels individuals and couples, did his term evangelizing abroad. I would say these facts are strong indicators.

Comment by James Cox on September 23, 2012 at 11:34am

I guess the guestion, 'how serious is anyone about religion?' could come up. Sometimes reading between the lines during conversations with folks indicates that an ideology can have real utility in some circles, as long as it is the one that is commonly held.

If you don't know the local lexacon, hand shake, or place the appropriate bumper stickers on your car, you can get placed into the 'out group'. At one job, because I had 8 years of school, used complete sentences, and was unempressed with constant references to religious personalities or icons, I was passed over for advancement, while high school graduated yes-persons were promoted. Oh well.  

Comment by Logicallunatic on September 23, 2012 at 11:57am

StevelnCo. I'm not sure if Romney takes it that seriously. At a recent speech he said he was more into sports than church when growing up. Then again, he did posthumously baptise his uncle into the Mormon religion. 

Comment by Samuel Spraker on September 24, 2012 at 1:22am

I believe he most likely does take it seriously. In addition to what Unseen has stated, I have recently read that his family had immigrated to Mexico so they could resume their polygamous practices. I can't swear by this statement because I hadn't validated it with further reading, but I believe that the indicators aforementioned are enough. 

Christianity isn't any less crazy, I believe. But the fact that it is virtually impossible to get into Congress without being a monotheist makes it a little less reprehensible. Thoughts?

Comment by Unseen on September 24, 2012 at 8:43am

I believe he's serious. Anyone who wants to change my mind should show me instances wherein he flouts Mormon principles. I'm not aware of any such instances and so I have no reason to doubt that he's a devout Mormon. And to the contrary, he shows every sign of being devout.

Comment by Heather Spoonheim on October 1, 2012 at 4:18am

I actually don't care that he's a Mormon.  I don't consider one theistic cult to be more or less legitimate than the other.  I'm not even against theists holding office as long as they aren't fundamentalists and can process facts when they need to do so.

Comment by Samuel Spraker on October 1, 2012 at 5:42am

I think I heard Romney say once that he will do what's best for the country.. unless god tells him to do something otherwise. That's scary to me.


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