Missed church the last two weeks due to freezing rain last week and had to work today. Surely all the BYUtv I watch on my iPad2 makes up for it, right? Right. Spotted this article online today and found it worth sharing…
From the Duluth News Tribune: Why worry over a Mormon President?
“But Christians who disparage Mormon origins forget their own sacred tales are filled with visions and miracles, along with Joseph Smith-like prophets and saints raising people from the dead. Or, perhaps they do remember but feel theirs are more acceptable since they’re safely dormant in the ancient past.
Also like the Mormons, Christians’ stories aren’t original and often are based on mythology, starting with Jesus being conceived as the “word” of God. That’s patterned after Athena being conceived as a “thought” of Zeus that popped out of his skull.”
Back when I tried to defend Mormonism to evangelicals, it was rather easy because any argument they tossed out could effectively be used against Christianity in general.
“But it’s clear why politicians would rather not talk about religion, as it might befuddle their image as worldly and pragmatic leaders. It’s good politics in 2012 to be viewed as religious; but it would be political suicide to try to defend beliefs that defy science or reality.
As I mark my ballot, I hope President Obama, Romney and any other surviving candidate embrace the values of his or her respective religions while being worldly enough to view articles of their faith more symbolically than literally. Better yet, I would love for each to come out and say so.”