Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Garden of Eden was in... Missouri? No, that can't be right.

This started out as a whole different idea for a post, but Mitt Romney's shenanigans are too much for me not to take a shot.

The presidential contender (no, really, now that Giuliani's been caught in the act, Romney and Huckabee are actually in the running for real) recently gave a convincing presentation on Why You Should Stop Worrying and Love The Mormons:
  • not sweating the small stuff:
    • "There are some who would have a presidential candidate describe and explain his church's distinctive doctrines. To do so would enable the very religious test the founders prohibited in the Constitution."
    • "It is important to recognize that while differences in theology exist between the churches in America, we share a common creed of moral convictions. And where the affairs of our nation are concerned, it's usually a sound rule to focus on the latter – on the great moral principles that urge us all on a common course."
  • maintaining his True Christianity (tm):
    • "What do I believe about Jesus Christ? I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of mankind."
    • "I am moved by the Lord's words: 'For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me...'"
  • kissing hands and shaking babies:
    • "And you can be certain of this: Any believer in religious freedom, any person who has knelt in prayer to the Almighty, has a friend and ally in me."
    • "And in every faith I have come to know, there are features I wish were in my own: [pander, pander, pander]."
  • picking on the Other Guys:
    • "Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. ... Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone."
    • "We should acknowledge the Creator as did the Founders – in ceremony and word. He should remain on our currency, in our pledge, in the teaching of our history, and during the holiday season, nativity scenes and menorahs should be welcome in our public places."
    • "I have visited many of the magnificent cathedrals in Europe. They are so inspired ... so grand ... so empty. Raised up over generations, long ago, so many of the cathedrals now stand as the postcard backdrop to societies just too busy or too 'enlightened' to venture inside and kneel in prayer."
    • "Radical violent Islam seeks to destroy us. An emerging China endeavors to surpass our economic leadership. And we are troubled at home by government overspending, overuse of foreign oil, and the breakdown of the family."
Ok, Mr. Romney. You can turn off the giant neon sign that says, "I'M ONE OF YOU GUYS!!" I think we all understand.

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