Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ex-Mormon Glee over the Mitt Romeny Campaign

As much as I’d hate to address what is purely a political issue, the candidacy of Mitt Romney forces me to do so. I’ve seen too many people particularly Ex-Mormons think that somehow this will magically expose the church for what they think it is and its membership will dwindle simply because the religion is shown to be as weird and corrupt as they already think it is.

I have a warning to give to these people: Get Real. Information about Mormon theology, doctrine, and its interference in politics is already freely available. The membership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints may be shrinking, but it’s by no means a mass exodus. What’s worse is that people continue to think that somehow rational thought will debunk Mormonism and all other religions eventually..

Such a belief shows a fundamental lack of understanding about human behavior. Religion is the one thing that all cultures have in common and it is not about common sense or being rational. It is about meaning. Ideally it should be about the improvement of the world and helping individuals to become better people. The problem comes when people try to control it for their own personal agendas or to further their own hatreds.

I’ll admit I have reservations about Romney’s candidacy. I favor Rudy Guliani to win the Republican nomination. I do not know if Mr. Romney will follow the brethren blindly but there have been no assurances from him that he’s not. That's all it took enough of the public to vote for John F. Kennedy.

I hate to sound like I’m prejudiced, but the reason I won’t vote for Mitt is because he is Mormon. Unlike many conservative Christians, it won’t be because I don’t think he believes in Christ, but because I have a deep mistrust when it comes to political matters and the Salt Lake organization.

To Mitt: Good Luck. You’ll need it. Why not start by assuring people that you’re not under the thumb of the prophet? I’d still prefer a candidate that’ll tell a Saudi Arabian prince to “take your check and stick it up you’re a--" to you, but I don't know how many other people have this silly preference.


At Wed Feb 28, 09:19:00 PM 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will admit to being one of the people who think that this may expose more about mormonism. At least expose more than what has been before. Especially if the race gets ugly. It may not get ugly. But it could quickly.

Mormonism has a lot of odd things that make it quite different from Roman Catholicism in the 60s.

Is he really an experienced candidate either? How many years was he a governor?

At Fri Mar 02, 10:40:00 AM 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know Mitt personally, he was much older than I am, but I know his family fairly well. We were in the same ward forever.

One thing you don't know is that Romney isn't running for president, he is running for regional rep and hopefully an eventual apostleship. I've seen how this works in person.

The rich members run for office and lose... Then church ups their rank for doing so. It's a well known routine in the Bloomfield Hills Ward.

At Fri Nov 09, 01:58:00 PM 2007 , Blogger Training & Development Director said...

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At Fri Nov 09, 02:21:00 PM 2007 , Blogger The Sinister Porpoise said...

Interesting, someone removed his own post.

I wonder why.

At Tue Jan 15, 01:07:00 PM 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitt did not allow the leaders of the LDS Church to run his government in Massachusetts. He didn't make people stop drinking, stop having premarital sex, etc. The LDS church believes in the agency that our Father in Heaven gave us all. We have the right to choose to do what is righteous or to choose to do what is evil. GET IT! This man is the real deal! He need to be elected!!

At Tue Jan 15, 01:18:00 PM 2008 , Blogger The Sinister Porpoise said...

You do know your comment about your church's involvement in politics is dead wrong, don't you?

Besides, we all want the Clash's song Rudy Can't Fail to be played at the Republican convention

At Wed Feb 20, 08:58:00 AM 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen Mr. Romney's sincerity. His desire to be the next president of United States is the big issue, not because he is a "Mormon". You'll not vote for him because of his religion? C'mon!! Among the other candidates, i believe that he is the man who can lead the country much better than the previous one.


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