In the United States if you want to worship Fire Ants, to quote Obama 2008: "Yes, You Can."
In the United States if you want to worship alien spaceships following in the tail of comets: "Yes, You Can."
This is America, our Constitution, more specifically The Bill of Rights, allows for kooks, encourages kooks; but do we as Americans have to give our Oval Office to kooks? The Constitution says "no," voters in the United States can hold a person's religious beliefs against them. The government can not mandate a religious requirement for office, but as a voter, voters can veto a kooks "religious" beliefs at the ballot box.
Mormonism was "invented" by a lad, Joe Smith, who more than likely was suffering from a mental illness. Today we have many psychiatric drugs to treat a variety of mental illnesses, and Joe probably could have been treated while he was still in New York talking to angels about a mystical set of gold plates.
What is the most likely diagnosis? Narcissistic Personality Disorder seems proper.
What are the symptoms? From Wikipedia.com:
Symptoms of this disorder include, but are not limited to:
- Reacts to criticism with anger, shame, or humiliation
- May take advantage of others to reach his or her own goal
- Tends to exaggerate their own importance, achievements, and talents
- Imagines unrealistic fantasies of success, beauty, power, intelligence, or romance
- Requires constant attention and positive reinforcement from others
- Easily becomes jealous
- Lacks empathy and disregards the feelings of others
- Obsessed with oneself
- Mainly pursues selfish goals
- Trouble keeping healthy relationships
- Is easily hurt and rejected
- Sets unrealistic goals
- Wants "the best" of everything
- Appears as tough-minded or unemotional
But he also had concurrent symptoms of other illnesses included visual and auditory hallucinations, bizarre delusions and paranoia.
Many people with mental illnesses feel that God is talking to them, in essence, giving them revelations on how to save the world. Do we gather around the May Pole and dance naked in the Town Square? No. Kooks are kooks, and the only thing worst then a kooks off their medications is the slavish followers of kooks.
This is America, the kooks have a right to live, eat, and breath - but we don't have to allow a Kook or his kookism of Mormonism take over the Oval Office.
Come the General Elections we won't necessarily be going to the polls to vote for a candidate. We will probably be exercising our vote against a candidate instead. If the ballot comes out to be Romney vs. Obama, with one or two third party wannabees, we need to vote against the Mormon Romney by voting for Obama.
Voting for a third party candidate in a protest vote, or not voting at all, is a vote for Romney. Americans must go to the polls and cast a vote against Romney by voting for the lesser of two evils.
I know it sucks. The great United States and we have no one qualified, who wants to run for President. No credible self-made millionaires the likes of Warren Buffet, Ted Turner or nerdy Bill Gates. All we get are career politicians who one seek glory, a mental illness in itself.
Beware of Mormons, they are not Christians. They didn't even accept Christ's baptism by John the Baptist, witness and confirmed by God "this is my son...." The Mormons baptised Jesus Christ into Mormonism. That seems rather Satanic, not to mention Hitler being a Mormon.
People with absolutely NO MORAL STANDARDS. Just because Mormons dress in suits and ties, don't mean they just aren't Moonies or Krishnas dancing on street corners selling the religious rubbish.