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This is the final sermon before Tuesday. Nothing we say or do can really change the maths, and unless Barack Obama drops acid on the national stage tomorrow, talking about Neptune coming to invade Peoria, I suspect that we may be cojaculating with a smile.

There is something that I had to get off my chest. Please forgive me if it offends.


Some of you may suspect that I may not be the biggest fan of organized religions. In fact, Some might suspect that I might hold an iota of disdain towards how corrosive and destructive they can be to the yute of this country.

If I have been unclear before, let me set the record straight, once and for all. I think that the best, biggest, and baddest example of how religions go awry and cause fear, loathing, damage, and even death is sitting right in front of us.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, Mitt Romney.

It was hard to figure out which parts of his schtick I hated most. That smug, entitled, "this is mine for the taking" attitude that pissed off the entire slate of GOP presidential candidates? Or the arrogant refusal to provide details on any substantive issue, be it how Bain fucked over so many individuals in the Colonies, while personally becoming very, very, very rich. Or, refusing to disclose his taxes, a somewhat related issue. Or perhaps, how from his very birth, he was taught that he would be that knight on the hill, saving America with his selection and appointment as president - a Mormon President, no less. Hell, his fucked up faith actually preaches that. Or perhaps it was the multiple images of his inability to connect on a human level, being as empathic as unrefined Galena. Who let the dogs out? I like firing people? You idiots are really fucking up the Olympics? Palestinians are poor because they are lazy and stupid (you can almost hear the "colored" accusation slipping out there)?

So many choices, so many examples.

The underlying problem, I think, lies smack dab in the middle of his faith. If you ever study what they preach, I mean really get into the nitty gritty of it, you realize that the Big Lie is part and parcel of their faith.

Just go back to 2008-2009. The LDS fuckers claimed that they spent a total of $2000 to undermine same sex relationships in California. In reality, they spent many millions, and they even trained thousands of foot soldiers to do their god's bidding, spreading rumors of impending doom and hellfire. The big lie, it seems, was their norm, not the exception.

When information began to seep out, about just how big of a lie it was, the LDS reaction was to shut down all questions, cooperation, and more.

In fact, the LDS response to inquiries on Prop 8 were EXACTLY how Romney dealt with any personal, professional, or policy question throughout this campaign. When he did take a stance, it was often to the right of Michelle Bachmann, a truly mouth-dropping standard, when you think about it. Abortion, stem cells, tax cuts, budget cuts, defense, in fact, any issue you can think of, Romney out-TeaBagged TeaBuggers.

Normally, today's media can be counted on attacking Obama and Biden for any perceived slight or misstep. Admittedly, on more than a few times, the media even pointed out some of the biggest whoppers that Team Willard spewed. But, in the face of an utter stonewall, denial, and refusal to answer, the media soon realized that they would never get a straight answer from him or his team. If patience, perseverance, and persistence were the key to winning, on this standard alone, Team Willard clearly beat up and outworked the media.

The media simply could not deal with someone who would be pissing on your leg and swear it was raining. Not even W or Cheney were so blatant, so ridiculous, so without an ounce of  . . .  honesty. And that is one tough comparison.

Just look to Ohio and the Jeep ads to see how thoroughly Willard disdains facts, honesty and integrity. Not only is he a liar, he is a shameless, thoroughly reprehensible, and without a shred of decency, liar.

In his stonewalling, lies, and deceit, Romney displays the true nature of Mormonism. Its 200-year-old White Horse prophecy is the key to Mormonism and their plan for their domination over America. Under this wild-ased theory, the US and A is imploding, our constitution  "is hanging by a thread that a great White Horse Savior will rescue the United States."

Mitt Romney? Our savior? That's some scary mofo shit, batman.

This "Mormon president saves America"  prophecy was "received" by  founder Joseph Smith in the 1800s. Edwin Rushton, his top aide, eventually put it in writing decades after Smith's death:

Will the Constitution be destroyed? No, it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, 'The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from destruction.í It will be so. And when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the Mormoní Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it.'
The Mormoní Doctrine and Covenants then describe a theocratic state in which LDS members give their property to the Church, which would redistribute the property, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."

And Obama's the socialist?

The plan to force a Mormon theocracy upon the US began in 1834, when Joseph Smith led an  army to march on Independence, Misery in order to redeem Zion. Today, the Elders have anointed  Mitt as their theocratic leader, and have assigned him that role as savior. I really think that they and he actually believe it. Much like Michelle Bachmann believes in the crazy shit that forms the basis of her faith.

Dreams (god telling them what to do in many situations), secrecy, aliens, multiple heavens and at all costs, lies to protect their faith and their plans from exposure - this is the real mormon faith. Romney, a bishop of this cult, is the perfect embodiment of it. He lies with such ease and practice because that is precisely what his religion does. All the time. He was taught from birth, that lying was proper, especially to outsiders. He was told from his yute, that he was the chosen one, and he would be the leader of us all. He is convinced that his campaign was invincible. Just look how he treated so many on his path to the nomination.

Romney believes. And his biggest problem is that he really believes.

I feel for mormons. I really do. They are as bad as flat-earthers, practitioners of faith healing, or deniers of evolution and climate change. Their kids are brain-washed from an early age, and huge societal pressures that instill their crazy ideas start when the kids can talk and walk.

Like other cults and religious groups, they truly believe that they are entitled to lead this country. That they will save this country from itself. That this office is theirs for the taking. And that Romney is their chosen leader.

What scares the ever-loving, tap-dancing christ on a saltine cracker, shit out of me is how close they actually came in this election.


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Comment Preferences

  •  Even though I'm an atheist I like to give (9+ / 0-)

    religious people the benefit of the doubt. They are not all fundie assholes hell-bent on world domination. But we see far too many of them that are. We need the ability, or more properly the intestinal fortitude, in this country to stand up and say that behavior is wrong. But, "Oh no! You're attacking relgion! Freedom of religion is an absolute GOD GIVEN RIGHT!!!" Umm, so is freedom FROM religion and, in fact, that freedom is enshrined in the Constitution.

    Attention rIch bastards, this is real important,
    I thought you might want to know
    That $5,000 suits don't hide your 5¢ souls.

    by ontheleftcoast on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:35:08 AM PDT

    •  The Problem is - (1+ / 0-)
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      That the normal quiet, religious, sheep type don't say anything about the loud mouthed right wing zealots. They do not stand up against these nut jobs - instead they give them credence, money, and votes.

      It only takes people with money and power to push these sheep around in the name of GOD. Just look at how well the atheist Karl Rove does it.

      So damn all religions to hell.

      It is far better to grasp the universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. - Carl Sagan.

      by OregonDonkey on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:44:37 PM PDT

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  •  Its OK, it was only practice for owning a planet (5+ / 0-)

    you betcha

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Mittens, Paul Ryan, Scotty Walker, Limbaugh, pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

    by Eman on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:35:39 AM PDT

    •  Hail, Kolob. (3+ / 0-)
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      ichibon, Tinfoil Hat, Eman

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:39:57 AM PDT

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    •  Can you imagine what a planet run by that creep (1+ / 0-)
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      would be like?   Heavenly, maybe, for those he likes and who do exactly what he thinks they should--For everyone else-

      Most likely make the Sandy debacle look like a sunny picnic

      Poor people...

      Also, too, think how well he would have handled the Sandy aftermath----maybe Occupy could have picked up the whole thing...

      Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by maybeeso in michigan on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:59:26 AM PDT

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  •  You put into words what a boatload of us (8+ / 0-)

    are thinking.

    I wish the nation knew how close we've come to dominionism. Willard won't be the last theocratic freak rising up from the depths of the GOP. These people are zombies. We're two generations away from them being shunned out of polite society.

  •  Hear that joyful female laughter from the sky? (4+ / 0-)

    That's GOD, reading the Bubbanomics diary right after Obama's 350+ electoral vote victory.

    And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

    by Pale Jenova on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:48:04 AM PDT

  •  Thing Is, Nothing You're Describing About His (9+ / 0-)

    religion is particularly inconsistent with vulture capitalism. Conquest advanced through big lies and grand theft.

    Both philosophies breed authoritarian, secretive and contemptuous leaders.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:49:00 AM PDT

    •  Maybe one day.. (2+ / 0-)
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      agnostic, side pocket

      ..humankind and human society will grow the fuck up.

      Until then - Magic!

      Perhaps one day the Fourth Estate will take their jobs seriously. Or not..

      by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:00:10 PM PDT

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    •  that's why Mitt & Bain fit so naturally. (1+ / 0-)
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      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:03:00 PM PDT

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    •  I once lived behind the Zion curtain. (3+ / 0-)
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      Tinfoil Hat, pvasileff, agnostic

      Now a proud atheist.

      Mormons put so much pressure on their communities even when you are not a member. It is harder to find a job, someone to work on your house, someone to take care of your kids, and shunned in public.

      I can tell you countless stories of fibs and lies they tell for money, power, or the church.

      Then they even get you in the end with baptism after death. Assholes.

      Religious doctrine and peer pressure makes people do immoral acts.


      A toast to Christopher.  Cheers   -   Johnnie Walker Black.

      It is far better to grasp the universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. - Carl Sagan.

      by OregonDonkey on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:32:23 PM PDT

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  •  I had to vote 'other' (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, Chi

    because there should be some option for RMoney somehow making a profit off of this debacle. Maybe the Tagg option qualifies...

    "Governor Romney doesn't have a five-point plan, he has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules." -- President Obama

    by tytalus on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:09:46 PM PDT

  •  True believers (1+ / 0-)
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    are scary as fuck.  I'll take the hypocrites any day over the true believers, especially for a group like the mormons or jehovah witnesses.

    190 milliseconds....

    by Kingsmeg on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:45:09 PM PDT

    •  I heard a new word on Progressive Radio last night (2+ / 0-)
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      agnostic, Kingsmeg

      A caller twisted the two words of Evangelical Christian - into Evelangelical  Hippochristian.

      I really like the Hippochristian.

      In reality they are all this, the way they pick and choose from their religious books and doctrine makes them all Hippochristians.

      Good Night Republicans - Thank you for playing in this years election - and no there are no parting gifts other than my Donkey's Hooves on your Racist Bigoted Elephant's Ass.

      Obviously they don't use the brains of the elephant.

      Or maybe in the species (The Red Republican Elephant) the brains are in the butt.  


      It is far better to grasp the universe as it is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. - Carl Sagan.

      by OregonDonkey on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:49:17 PM PDT

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  •  "God"s promises.... (4+ / 0-)
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    side pocket, pvasileff, agnostic, Calfacon

    Let's just expand this diarist's premise for a minute to see the destruction of world peace caused by so-called promises made by a god.

    Judaism is premised on the idea that a deity promised real estate to a little group of Hebrews floating around in the desert because He loved them best. Result: the never ending Israel/Palestine nastiness, which continues to poison the world.

    The history of Xtianity demonstrates an overall adherence to the God-mandated doctrine of domination of the world with the "good news", which has cause indescribable destruction of life, property and numerous cultures. Mormonism is just the con artist division of Xtianity and works their subversion magic through money. Joseph Smith certainly sowed violence wherever he danced until people got fed up and killed him.

    Islam is Xtianity Part II.  Same Allah-given right to run roughshod over others to spread the faith.

    The "nice" factions of all three of these religions have always been in the minority and totally unable to rein in their fellow religionistas.

    It's up to us atheist/agnostic/freethinking humanists to have a go at it.

    Religion has uttterly failed the world.

  •  agnostic - I have been mentioning this all along, (0+ / 0-)

    although without the depth of info you provide.

    Where was this piece 6 months ago, when the MSM may have stumbled over it?

    "I believe more women should carry guns. I believe armed women will make the world a better place. Women need to come to think of themselves not as victims but as dangerous." Anna Pigeon

    by glorificus on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 12:58:49 PM PDT

    •  I be slow. But, (1+ / 0-)
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      at least, I am consistently slow.

      Seriously? I never ever thought they would choose him. He was such an asshole the last time, that I figured they would swoon over Perry or T Paw. I wuz wrong.

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 03:08:07 PM PDT

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  •  If you visit Salt Lake City (0+ / 0-)

    and read the details of their religion on the walls of the visitor center, any rational person would have to say Batshit Crazy.

    Ceiling Cat rules....srsly.

    by side pocket on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:00:04 PM PDT

  •  Everyone I work with except one person is Mormon. (4+ / 0-)
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    pvasileff, agnostic, Chi, Thestral

    They are told to lie to outsiders. They are told to make their church seem more moderate than it is, to be inaccurate when answering questions about their faith in order to protect the church from criticism.

    I cannot think of any other religion that does this, other than a few passages in the Koran that basically amount to "When in Rome do as Romans do" but this is altogether different.

    They are told to lie for Jesus.

    They also believe in some pretty insane ideas. Apparently a good portion of their church is fasting right now, the 40 days ends on Election day (at least in this "ward") they apparently sort into groups and each group fasts for a day, 40 groups, 40 days.

    I didn't ask if it was fasting for Mitt Romney's election. I didn't make the connection when my co-worker told me about the fast. I was too concerned with the idea of fasting for 40 days. He hadn't yet told me it was split up among 40 groups of people for one day each.

    I thought every person was going to fast for 40 days. That seemed really dangerous.

    Bu the assured me "it wouldn't be dangerous to fast for 40 days if God approved. I wouldn't need food to survive."

    The first thought that came to my mind was of that incredibly stupid couple a few years ago who let their 11 year old daughter die from diabetes because they just KNEW their prayers would be enough for God to save her!

    When faith becomes a substitute for reason and logic, you aren't devoted, you are delusional.

    We lose if we choose to forget; the lives of men, and money spent.

    by DeanDemocrat on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 01:43:31 PM PDT

  •  Theodemocracy (1+ / 0-)
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    I believe is the term, and has a Wikipedia page for anyone interested, including the "White Horse Prophecy" - some outlandish stuff. Remember, Romney is not just a member of the LDS - he is a Bishop, and has donated a huge chunk of his fortune to it (though probably overvalued stock anyway) - and refuses to talk about it, why?

    If not us ... who? If not here ... where? If not now ... when?

    by RUNDOWN on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 02:23:02 PM PDT

  •  Was poll question 2 a joke? (2+ / 0-)
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    agnostic, Thestral

    My unlisted choice: Sheldon Adelson takes Romney out back of a Malaysian casino, and gets some of his heavies to beat the shit out of him.

    "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." -- JC, Matthew 6:24

    by Chi on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 03:11:22 PM PDT

  •  In 1978 the Mormon leadership had the "revelation" (1+ / 0-)
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    that it was ok for blacks to be full-fledged members of the community ("priests").  Black men, that is.  The "revelation" giving equality to women is scheduled for 2078.

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