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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:44 PM

"Will Romney Be Sworn In On The Book of Mormon?"

Should we play dirty, and turn one of the GOP's dirty ploys back around on them?

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Reply "Will Romney Be Sworn In On The Book of Mormon?" (Original post)
ilikeitthatway Aug 2012 OP
LeftofObama Aug 2012 #1
Wait Wut Aug 2012 #5
LeftofObama Aug 2012 #9
Wait Wut Aug 2012 #2
newtonfigg Aug 2012 #3
Motown_Johnny Aug 2012 #6
Motown_Johnny Aug 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Aug 2012 #7
SDjack Aug 2012 #8
newtonfigg Aug 2012 #10
rateyes Aug 2012 #12
MuseRider Aug 2012 #11
d_r Aug 2012 #13
MuseRider Aug 2012 #14
braddy Aug 2012 #15
MuseRider Aug 2012 #16
braddy Aug 2012 #17
MuseRider Aug 2012 #19
braddy Aug 2012 #20
d_r Aug 2012 #21
MuseRider Aug 2012 #22
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #28
SteveG Aug 2012 #18
Kablooie Aug 2012 #23
Splinter Cell Aug 2012 #24
jmowreader Aug 2012 #25
liberal N proud Aug 2012 #26
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #29
TeamPooka Aug 2012 #27
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #30

Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:48 PM

1. Seeing as how he isn't going to be sworn in for anything,

I don't think we have anything to worry about.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:50 PM

5. Poop.

You're right. I was so overwhelmed with the excitement of twisting up the teapers I overlooked that little detail. It's STILL a good question, though!

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 08:00 PM

9. It's an excellent question!

And even though I don't think we have anything to worry about, I would love to hear his answer to it. Maybe Hannity will ask him.

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:48 PM

2. Oooooooooh. Good question!

I think that needs to be addressed, especially with the teapers.

Welcome to DU!!!

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:49 PM

3. OK

It would be fine with me, but I'm sure an awfully lot of people would really get their horns up. I hope he says he will, that will open up a whole line of discussion.

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Response to newtonfigg (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:51 PM

6. Welcome to DU!

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:49 PM

4. What happened when he was sworn in as Governor of MA?

But I see where you are coming from. The fundies would hate it.

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:55 PM

7. The Book of Mormon is subject to change on the whim

of the current prophet

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 07:58 PM

8. Photoshop job, please. So the ignoranti will understand. nt

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 08:01 PM

10. ok

It's fine with me, hope he does, that will really get a lot of peoples hackles up and open up a whole line of conservation.

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Response to newtonfigg (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 08:36 PM

12. i dont hope he does. i hope he doesnt get sworn in, period.

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 08:02 PM

11. Why would he?

They use the bible just like other christian religions do.

Good grief people.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 08:41 PM

13. yes they use the bible

but not "just like" Christian religions do. Christian religions don't have a second volume.

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Response to d_r (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 08:47 PM

14. Yes they do

the other books are in addition to the bible.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:11 PM

15. They use the bible but only as a flawed secondary source, Book of Mormon is their top book.

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Response to braddy (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:22 PM

16. The Book of Mormon

is the chronicle of a family and some others from Jerusalem to the Americas as led by God and the visitation of Jesus to America (the promised land) and it moves on from there. It is an ADDITION to the bible, the King James edition. There are 3 books in addition to the bible. It is called The Book Of Mormon: Another Testimony of Jesus Christ. It is used as an additional witness but does in no way reduce the importance of the bible.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:34 PM

17. The bible does not prevail as the source book in a discussion with Mormons, they see it as flawed

and only useful for when it agrees with Mormonism.

That is why they use it as merely one of the books, it has it's uses, especially for appearances.

As Momons say "LDS church founder Joseph Smith said, "I believe the Bible as it read when it came from the pen of the original writers." This is, however, not believed by Mormons to be the text of the Bible that is had right now."

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Response to braddy (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:44 PM

19. Look, before you start tossing out this kind of junk

you should probably really educate yourself. There are many groups of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

I was a Mormon for years. NEVER did I ever hear or see anything that has been discussed in the thread. Never in all the National meetings did I ever hear anything like this. Never did I ever read anything like that coming from the prophet. To think that Romney would be sworn in on the Book of Mormon is absurd and these kinds of threads are not helpful and quite frankly make us look really really stupid.

SOME Mormons may say what you quote but there was never anything like that in any ward I ever attended. Ever.

Remember, you can find all kinds of odd things about every religion, political party etc. There is much that a person can find to make fun of the Mormons without resorting to making shit up. I can't believe I see this kind of crap on DU these days.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:55 PM

20. I never said that he would be sworn in with the BOM, I don't believe that at all.

It wouldn't be prudent of him.

Romney sought a meeting with his Holy Prophet to seek permission to run for President, and it was granted. Mitt won't do anything which will damage his place in Mormonism.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #19)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:57 PM

21. I think you are missing the point though

Last edited Mon Aug 6, 2012, 11:18 PM - Edit history (1)

OK I'll edit that out

I don't think it is a "lie" but I do think it is playing on bigotry.

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Response to d_r (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:11 PM

22. There is little that could save a Mormon with the evangelical crowds.

I don't think they need a lot of convincing but to tell lies about a large group of people, some of the nicest people I have ever known aside from their church's reprehensible political involvement*, is simply playing the game the other side is berated for. Do we really want to become like them?

Politics is dirty, we all know that, but to lie and make shit up is never going to get you anywhere. When you finally run into someone smart from the other side who asks you to back up what you say what are you going to do? If you can't prove it it is really stupid to use it.

It seems that there is a trend that if they do it then it is OK if we do it. I have been seeing that for a long time now. How's that working? Not terribly well as far as I can see. It does matter how you play the game. In the long run it does.

*many of the Mormons that I knew who were not born into the faith have left because of what the church has done politically.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:09 PM

28. Mitt should hold a press conference to explain such details ... Obama had to

explain how he was not a Muslim and that Rev Wright was not secretly controlling him.

Oddly, Mitt's Religion is off limits, probably because the evangelicals would prefer to pretend to not know anything about it that might force them to not vote for him based on the possibility of spending eternity in Hell for voting for a member of a cult.

They think the less they know, the less likely God can send them to Hell for voting for him.

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 09:35 PM

18. John Quincy Adams was sworn in using

a Law Book, in order to give honor to separation of Church and State.

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:33 PM

23. The Tea people should be duly informed that this will be the case.

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:30 PM

24. It's a cult.

There may be nice people in it, but it's still a cult.

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:35 PM

25. Well, maybe at his tax-evasion trial

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:52 PM

26. It should be asked as theoretical question as part of the national debate.

That is what the republicans would do.

But lets not give anyone any ideas that he will be sworn in at all.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #26)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:10 PM

29. Yup ... "some Christians are asking ... "

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 08:56 PM

27. nice one!

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Response to ilikeitthatway (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:46 PM

30. The fundies would think it just fine, because he is a RWer. OTOH, anyone being sworn in

with a Koran would NOT be ok, because Islam is not a real religion.

I know it doesn't make any sense, but this is how the RW thinks.

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