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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Romney & God

The Evangelicals are upset about Mitt's religion, he's a Mormon. Mormons have a religion founded by a flake that was given golden tablets by an Angel of the Lord, which he subsequently misplaced. He translated them, in secret, and then only made several hundred subsequent changes. The gist of the tale is that the lost tribe of Israel came to the new world and the indigenous people are descended from this tribe. So far so good. Unfortunately, for Mr Smith, and his deluded and huddling masses, genetics has proven, conclusively that the story, surprise, surprise, is total hog swallow. Interestingly, Mormonism is the ONLY religion in the world that is 100% flat out provable to be total BS on one of its major tenets. I can see why the Christians are so upset.

And the Christians should be. Their religions, the ones headed by the self confessed mass murderer with whom they wish an eternal sojourn makes so much more sense. After all the guy that killed every living thing on the planet except for two of every animal and several of his pal Noah's friends and family was clever enough to have a son, with the help of an immaculate conception, he let the lad get strung up, in a manner of speaking, and then had him rise from the dead, mess about a bit with a few of his homeboys and them rise up into heaven. As any fool can see that's a much better story. And SO much more logical.

As for the Mormons - they don't smoke, don't drink, don't swear, dress nicely, breed like rabbits and like choir's. What's not to like. They actually understand Religion. It's all about fellowship, community and shared values. So why the fuck can't all religious folks just drop the BS about their invisible friends in the sky and build a community here on earth? Ya I know, with out the invisible BS from space it wouldn't be so PC to disrespect women and get such a hard on about gays.

3 Comments:

Blogger Greybeard said...

Angry.

11:02 AM

 
Blogger Baktash Siawash said...

Thank you very much for your kind comment and interest on my blog.

I love the Canadian people and I appreciate your support from Afghanistan.

10:43 PM

 
Blogger Tor_Khan said...

Again, in response to your posting on my blog (03 July 2009).

It's a valid point that we must be able to see beyond US name calling and see the whole picture (though you do appear to fall into that trap yourself). Iranian people as just that - people, and not some distant pariahs.

I'm not sure how accurate it is to think that West's policies will have changed around one person, tragic though Neda Agha-Sultan's death is. There have, alas, been many Neda Agha-Sultans in Afghanistan and Iraq killed by Western miltiary steel - US/Western policy doesn't seem to alter in light of these tragedies.

There is an issue with the leadership in Iran, of that there is little doubt, but given the track record of US interference in the region, Iranian fears of external influence may be well founded. Tehran may be different, but things still have a long way to go - most Iranians, for example, will not find much sympathy with Israel.

Politics should be treated with scepticism at the best of times - I find it a little strange that more has not been made out about what the current Iranian opposition stands for by the "free" media. Interestingly Mir-Hossein Mousavi has family ties with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khāmene’i (who clearly expressed support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad). Should the West be appearing to throw their support behind him? He also has a past that needs further investigation:

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1905477,00.html

3:43 AM

 

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