14 October 2011

Mitt Romney believes that all non-Mormon sects are an abomination in the sight of God

OK, he didn't actually say that, but that's what he believes -- if he is, as he claims to be, a member of the LDS church.

There can be no doubt about this one. Here's why.

A Mormon believes that all scripture is inspired by God and is, therefore, true. One of the writings in LDS scripture is The Pearl of Great Price, which includes Joseph Smith -- History.

In his "History", Joseph Smith describes a meeting he had when he was 14 years old with God and Jesus. Joseph was confused about the various Christian sects, so he asked God to help him sort it all out. Here's what happened according to Mormon scripture.

Exerting all my powers to call upon God ... I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. 16

A light, brighter than the sun, fell on Joseph, and two brightly shining men appeared above him in the air. One of them said to him, while pointing at the other shiny guy, "Joseph, this is my beloved son. Hear him!" (Jesus's dad is on the right.)

When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him! 17

Which was really fortunate, since Joseph wanted to find out which of the Christian sects was right. Now that God and his son (Jesus, I'm thinking) had showed up, Joseph could just ask them directly. If anyone would know, they would.

My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. ... Therefore ... I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right (for at this time it had never entered into my heart that all were wrong)—and which I should join. 18

The more talkative one (Jesus' dad?) told Joseph that he should "join none of them, for they were all wrong" and that "all their creeds were an abomination in his sight."

I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight. 19

So if Mitt Romney is a Mormon, he believes that all non-Mormon Christian beliefs are wrong and an abomination in God's sight.

Either that or he believes that Joseph Smith was just making stuff up when he wrote Mormon scripture.

Someone should ask him which it is.


Unknown said...

I believe the second one...it's all made up. It even sounds totally made up, not even partially. OMFSM, peeps believe this stuffs (obviously. So not awesome (for the GOP-n-stuffs).


skanksta said...

someone should.

Richard T said...

An insolent question from a Brit. Are you guys happy that someone who actually believes the twaddle that is mormonism is a serious candidate to run your country? I suppose it would be more comforting to work on the basis that he doesn't and is only pretending mormonism to be elected so instead of being a fool, he is a canting humbug.

Incidentally it's very difficult not to miss out the odd consonant from mormonism isn't it?

nazani said...

@Richard T- I'm confident I speak for many when I say I am not happy. Imagine running the US without using any caffeine, or attending any diplomatic function without alcohol. I would rather vote for a Druid candidate. Just as silly, but pro-tree and loose, comfortable garments.

Stephen said...

@ Richard T:
It's twaddle, right enough, but is it any more so because it's of recent origin? The old stuff (virgin birth, rising from the dead, etc.) is just as bat-guano-crazy.
Steve weeks

Joe said...

A wise man once said, "sitting in a garage doesn't make you a car, sitting in church doesn't make you a christian. Think about that.

Stephen said...

Blogger Joe said...

A wise man once said, "sitting in a garage doesn't make you a car, sitting in church doesn't make you a christian. Think about that.

I wonder what *does* make you a christian, and whether that is the same as what makes you *think* you're a christian.
Steve Weeks