Monday, November 05, 2012

The Divine Mr. M?

Today is Monday, 5 November 2012.
Today is the birthday of Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), labor leader and Socialist Party stalwart, imprisoned for the crime of speaking out against American participation in World War One.  In 1920, his campaign buttons read:  "For President - Convict No. 9653".
It will come as no surprise that many politicians have egos which are, to say the least, abundantly healthy.
As a good Mormon, Mitt Romney does most of them one better.
In an 1844 sermon known as the “King Follett Discourse”, Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, said:  God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! … It is the first principle of the Gospel to know for a certainty the Character of God, and to know that we may converse with him as one man converses with another, and that he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did.” [my italics]

Do we really need a President so delusional that he (pardon, almost He) believes he’s on the fast track to becoming a divinity? Do you really want such a finger (pardon, almost Finger) on the nuclear trigger?


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