December 5, 2007
Thursday, December 5, 2007, Mitt Romney will give a speech on “Faith In America”. The news media and others are making this out to be a speech on Romney’s faith, which is Mormonism. The reason for this thought process is that the news media and many others are bringing Romney’s faith to the forefront, suggesting that it is, or should be, an issue that is important enough to be addressed. Romney has said that his speech will not be about him being a Mormon or Mormonism.
Those who are familiar with me know that I am not a big fan of religious organizations and some of their leaders. I have certainly made that clear on some of my postings on this site and my other sites. However, I have also pointed out that I am not an atheist, and this “issue” about Romney’s faith is where I may come across as defending religion.
So what that Mitt Romney is a Mormon? Are we going to not consider a person for president of the United States just because he is not one of the so-called “main line” Christianity groups of America? If so, we could be in very big trouble, not the least of which would be suggesting that we do away with the constitutional law of separation of church & state. To suggest that Romney can not or will not govern properly because of the thin line between Mormonism & other Christianity groups is saying that we are just looking for something to use against him. As voters, the only thing we need to be concerned about as far as religious beliefs go is that no candidate will govern based solely on his religious beliefs. And anyone who suggests that a person can not have morals without being the “right” Christian is, themselves, a radical.
Now, having said all this, I would be very concerned if, say, a Muslim was running for president of our country. Some might say there are many obvious reasons for this, but, for me, the primary reason is that, by the mere nature of their declared beliefs and laws, their governing system goes completely against our established means of governing. Their religion is their law. And I am not just talking about the fact that the Koran states that “all infidels must be killed”, even though many Muslims say that do not take that literally. Although considerably different, inviting a Muslim to be our president would be the same as inviting a Communist to be our president; it is radical departure from our system of government.
This being the case, I would say to those who have a concern that Mitt Romney might be a problem because he is a Mormon, get a life. If this is a major concern of yours, considering the multitude of real problems we have in this country, then I question whether or not you are well enough informed to even vote.
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