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  •  From my link above (5+ / 0-)
    I found myself discussing this situation with several colleagues, and we agreed that Romney doesn’t lie. Let me repeat: Mitt Romney doesn’t lie. He is telling the truth as he sees it — and truth it is, the facts notwithstanding. This is not simply a case of Hamlet arguing about point of view, saying, “For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” This is about a conflict between evidence and faith. There is a long tradition in the Mormon belief system in which evidence takes second place to faith. Examples abound, as when two Mormon elders who were questioned about the inconsistency in passages from the Book of Mormon said, “We know the Book of Mormon is true and that it contains the Word of God even in the face of evidence that appears contradictory,” according to The Mormon Missionaries by former Mormon Janice Hutchison. Thus there are no lies, only faith-based certainty that translates as truth for which no apology is needed, since what was said was not a lie.
    (this is one of the reasons I find it important to address Mitt's religion which was the product of the imagination of a con man, and one has to seriously question the reasoning abilities of people who believe this stuff.   If someone is wedded to irrationality as part of character..how do we tell if we are dealing with someone who so willingly accepting of delusional belief systems...when maybe it would be preferable to think he is just a garden variety sociopath.)

    Having encountered people who have dealt with Mitt, when he was president of his stake....I got to tell you, I found him much worse than a sociopath.  He actually does think he is annointed....and he has crafted his own reality.

    •  Doesn't it bother anyone in the Mormon church (1+ / 0-)
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      that Mitt's "reality" changes from one day to the next?  His behavior is far past  contradictory; long ago it slid into self-refutation.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Wed Oct 10, 2012 at 02:38:04 PM PDT

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      •  I don't know if you are asking the right person (1+ / 0-)
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        because this is an hierarchical religion which doesn't welcome questioning of church teachings, and it is quick to give the heave ho to people who are keep spouting inconvenient questions.

        And while you do find a random Jack Mormon or Mormon feminist....a secular Mormon (I think some of the Udalls fall into this catagory), lets just these cheerful and industrious people have been programmed to not notice anything which would not make Mitt seem contradictory.

        Asking embarrassing questions is not part of the culture.  After all, this is a religion where you don't get the entire scoop on their wacky beliefs, until have converted and entered the temple.  

        After that, you are pod people, for the most part I think.

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