Nice point about the "nation of heretics."Did you see this piece in the NY Times?
I find your piece intriguing. This is more than I have ever learned about Mormonism, despite having lived in a Mormon community for nearly half my life. Religion by its very nature is an inherently weird thing, steeped in superstition and mysticism. It's not a bad thing; it's one of the things that makes it so fascinating. I look forward to more posts on your 'Mormon weirdness'!
Personally, I wish religion would stay out of politics. The more we see people pander to religious majorities within a country, the greater we find ourselves blurring the separation of church and state, and potentially building a theocracy. From my international point of view, the American government hit a high-point of christian interaction a few years ago with George W Bush. This was further heightened by the religious tensions of a post 9/11 world. But while we live in a society that allows government policy to be dictated by religion on such subjects as Abortion and Stem Cell research, we're looking at a work that isn't far from the theocratic governments of say, Iran. I understand that religion is a very important personal thing, but I feel it needs to stay personal. This is what worries me about Romney. It's not just that he has his own barrow to push, but also he's going to have to appease major religious backers of other faiths in order to just keep support within his own organization. Very compromised. And it leads to a very compromised political system.
Richard, I hadn't read that article so I appreciate you letting me know - I thought it was quite good. Thanks!Scott, you've summed up my opinion pretty well.A.R.M.S., thanks for the encouragement.
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