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Some of the things I know, will be in your next Bible

04/02/12

Some of the things I know, will be in your next Bible

From "Romney confronted over Mormon doctrines":

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was confronted at a town hall meeting here Monday by a young man who read from the Book of Mormon and asked Romney whether he agreed with his church’s one-time belief that interracial marriage was a sin.

Romney, who is on the cusp of becoming the first Mormon ever to win a major party’s presidential nomination, became visibly agitated with the man’s line of questioning. The former Massachusetts governor replied to his question with a terse “No.” Later, Romney said that he would talk only about the practices of his faith, not its doctrines.

Cute gimmick, but call it what it really is, low level faction infighting between mainstream Protestant religious beliefs and Mormonism.

Let's face it: every president up to and including Obama has had to profess a believe in the divinity of Jesus since Washington, or at least deftly avoid the question of their Deism. Similar questions could be asked of all of them, but that's a subject no one will brooch. How much grief do you think a reporter would get if one asked G. W. Bush if he thought Buddhists should be put to death?

And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.

-- Leviticus 24:16 (King James Version)

  01:59:00 pm by Ragamuffin, Categories: Politics

3 comments

Comment from: ghfgh [Visitor]
ghfgh

They all worship money anyways, and so do the people voting for them.

04/02/12 @ 16:46
Comment from: ibotobob [Visitor]
ibotobob

While a complicated topic, one can easily find lots of places in the bible proving that intermarriage is also not allowed, start here for links to examples http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interfaith_marriage_in_Judaism

Of course, in the judaea of biblical times there were no other-race people around, so particular mentions of race are absent, but the same message is still there.

04/02/12 @ 17:45
Comment from: ragamuffin [Member]
Ragamuffin

The theological example I use is beside my point: Mitt's religion gets him treated like some kind of weirdo, whereas questioning the belief of Protestant Christians is taboo.

04/03/12 @ 10:21
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