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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Intolerance from the Left

It makes me cringe when I see things like this...


...as if believing in a god that was born in the form of a poor Jew via a virgin is somehow less fantastic?

I'm not knocking Christian views here, but rather making a point:  trying to point out the more fantastic elements of Mitt Romney's religious beliefs can take one down a path where there are no winners or losers.  What's more, it's just plain wrong.

Yes, Democrats rightly bristled when Republicans tried...unsuccessfully...to say that Barack Obama was somehow un-fit for office because of the preachings of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright.  Or because was actually a Muslim.  How is this whisper campaign conceptually any different?  Is this not trying to say that Mittens is somehow not fit for office because of the more fanciful elements of his personal belief system? Newsflash:  every religious belief system has some fanciful elements, period.  Acceptance of that which may be hard to swallow under any other circumstance is part of the very notion of faith.  I applaud the fact that Mitt Romney has a belief system, period.

For the record, LDS beliefs are a bit more complex than "God lives on a planet called Kolob".

So yes, be vehemently opposed to Willard "Mittens" Romney because of his elastic policy nature.  Be opposed to him for any one of his policy stances.  Be opposed to him because he believes that the roof is an additional seat in a vehicle (at least for pets).  But opposing him because of his religion?  That's just pain stupid...and un-American...and hypocritical.

1 comment:

Justin Vacula said...

I think you missed a joke that was going on here. "I believe" is a song from "The Book of Mormon" (musical). :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR_EILTrhmo