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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 10:46 AM

33. You are correct, Mormons are Christians.

Though most Christians look at them as a bizarre subsection of the religion.

As someone who is Christian myself, I don't bash anyone for their beliefs and don't want to push my beliefs on anyone. Mormons have the right to believe whatever they want.

So what I am saying is more what I hear from other Christians. Most of them will admit, when pressed on the issue, that Mormons are Christians in the technical sense of the word, but it doesn't mean they like them.

Even Baptists and Presbyterians have trouble getting along in small towns. Then along comes this group that tells you they've found a new book of the Bible that's even more mind-boggling than the ACTUAL Bible, and you can't drink Pepsi. You can only imagine the reaction to that.

Most Christians will admit "Yeah, they're with us," in a tone that sounds like more, "if they'd only fall of a cliff and die."

They are the black sheep of the Christian organization and many consider them to be a Christian cult. Though I don't go that far, because it is so easy to demonize things you don't agree with.

I often defend Atheist's rights to not believe and not have someone else's beliefs forced on them, even though I am a Christian, because it is the right thing to do. And I will defend a Mormon's right to not drink pepsi until the day I die.

It actually saddens me that Romney's faith is going to be a factor in this election. I mean, I don't want him to be president, but it has nothing to do with his religion.

As long as someone doesn't govern by their religion, then it shouldn't be an issue. And while he seems to have no strong principles, and has done a lot borderline crazy things, I don't think he governed Massachusetts with decisions based on his Mormon religion.

So I say leave it be.

If he hasn't brought it up in past politics, and doesn't show signs that he will use it as a governing tool in the future... let it be.

Instead, focus on the truth behind Bain Captial, the questionable decisions Romney has made in his career, the etch-a-sketch comment, the safety net comment, and more.

I don't care if our president is Muslim, Wiccan, or believes in the spaghetti monster.

The right wing... they will tear Romney down over this, and a guilty part of me is going to enjoy it, while being disgusted all at the same time.

I firmly believe that no one deserves to be torn down for their religious beliefs unless they try and force those beliefs on you.

For example my boyfriend (I'm gay) is an Agnostic, so I pray over my meals in silence. He doesn't even know. I would never ask him to pray with me, because I know that isn't his belief, and I love him with all my heart just the same.

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