With America being questionably one of the most conservative-Christian nations on the Earth, would a Mormon such as Mitt Romney be accepted as the homophobic God-troublers to represent the nation?
To begin; let’s get one thing straight: Conservative ‘God is in control of all we do’ zealots tend to hold their heads high and consider themselves better than the non-believing ‘sinners’ that surround them.
I’m not stating that ALL Christians hold themselves in a high regard or act the way that this story says, but it’s a matter of fact that a decent percentage of them DO.
Many Christians have confidence in the idea that when they are taken up to heaven and the rest of us are “left behind”; the world will slope into some sort of disorderly pit of treacherous and corrupt landfill. (Wait, isn’t that pretty much what we’re all used to?)
If you analyse the New Testament you can understand that ‘the writer’ was pledging that Christians are the salt of the earth whilst the non-believers are the lost and morally destroyed. Many Christians believe that faith = honesty and that religion = higher standing.
In the United States, an acknowledgment of atheism can immediately change the voters’ preference against a political candidate. In fact, research suggests that, for some, the lack of religion is more concern than that of war and foreign aid policies. In distinction, many American-Christian voters see the devout candidates as trustworthy and “one of their own”.
Oxford’s leading academic and perhaps one of the most prominent atheists in recent times, Professor Richard Dawkins, recently fixated his criticism of Mitt Romney on the Mormon Church’s belief that its founder was visited by an angel in New York, who guided him to a set of golden plates buried in a hill.
The founder (Joseph Smith) claimed to have deciphered ancient symbols etched into these plates, compiling them into what is now known as the Book of Mormon. The text describes how Jesus Christ appeared in the United States after the Crucifixion and how Adam and Eve went to the site of present-day Missouri after being expelled from the Garden of Eden.
As an editorial site that swings on the left-side atheist panel, it’s amusing to know that what was clearly written and based around the Middle East has been distorted into the claims that the olive skinned Jesus was a lie. Clearly Jesus was a white American who hated black people and gays, no?
Barack Obama has stated that he is a Christian but that wouldn’t be good enough for the fundamentalist? Why? Because (to them) what “good” person serving God would openly support homosexual marriage. Also, Barack Obama is known to be an avid Metallica fan and he’s surprisingly very knowledgeable when it comes to the metal genre and so of course that makes him some sort of anti-Christ Satan worshipper doesn’t it?
So whilst you may despise me for saying it; if Mitt Romney wins the election in November, then I’ll bet that policies had very little to do with the decisions of the over-the-top arrogant God-bothering population that engulfs the Western World.