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Mormons Have Irrational Beliefs? Who Doesn't?

LosMortales Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 12:47 AM
To get a better understanding of the cult that produced Mitt Romney and to get your socks scared off read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew, available at: It dramatizes the Mormons' anti-federal government temperament and demonstrates how their superiority complex manifests as racism, sexism, and jingoism on the ground. It also shows the similarities between Islam and Mormonism and reveals the secrets of Mormon Mind Control. Consider this review: “With a clarity of language and vision unsurpassed in contemporary American prose, Steven Janiszewski's Assassination of Spiro Agnew takes us into a U.S.
Eichendorff Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 11:15 AM
You desperately need psychiatric treatment.
Lady Wolverine Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 1:30 AM
Question for you. How and when did Spiro Agnew die according to this book?
Mike828 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 11:13 AM
Boy, what a concept. Why would Mormons want to kill Spiro Agnew? I've heard many odd, strange, and even humorous accusations against my Church, but this one definitely takes the prize, at least this week.
Commentators on both the right and left and both secular and religious note with disdain that Mormons (Latter Day Saints, as Mormons refer to themselves) have irrational practices and beliefs. The former, we are told, includes the wearing of sacred undergarments and the latter includes posthumous baptisms and the claims by the prophet of Mormonism to have found and deciphered engraved golden plates in New York State.

I read and hear these dismissals of Mormonism with some amusement -- because everyone who makes these charges holds beliefs and/or practices that outsiders consider just as irrational.

Let's begin with the religious critics.

There doesn't exist...