Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mormons and Jesus Christ

Normally I don't comment on religion on this blog.  This election seems to involve a lot of lies and scumbaggery regarding religious matters, however, so some commentary seems warranted.

Most recently, a group calling itself "Catholics for Obama" has been making push poll phone calls in support of the president’s re-election bid. Reportedly, among the questions being asked was, “How can you support a ‘Mormon’ who does not believe in Jesus Christ?”

This new low plays on a misconception about the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also called Mormons).   If the name of the actual name of the Church doesn't clarify the issue, perhaps this will.  Joseph Smith, who restored the Church in modern times, said:  "The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it."  Source here, and it's a good read for all Christians.

"Mormon" by the way, emerged as an epithet, a derogatory reference to the Book of Mormon, which members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints use in addition to the King James version of the Holy Bible.  The insult was hurled at early members of the faith by mobs who murdered men and raped women to try to destroy the religion in its infancy.  

I guess the "tolerant" left will stop at nothing to try to win this election.  At least they haven't started shooting or raping yet, except at Occupy Wall Street camps.