Saturday, April 14, 2012
A Tale of Two Mormons
The question may be continued -- would Romney the Mormon be more palatable to Christians if he were a "bad" Mormon like Ried? Here I guess is Luther's point about better an honest and able Turk than an incompetent and lying Christian... Personally, I have more respect for Mormons, and any other religious for that matter, when they are true to their confession than for those who treat their convictions as a buffet table from which they pick and choose the bits and pieces of which they will adhere to at any given moment. I am not endorsing Romney nor do I know if he upholds every aspect of Mormon faith and practice. Only I point out how differently the media treats the Mormonism of Harry Ried compared to Romney.
Apparently the media thinks that the best Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Mormons, etc... are those who ignore what their churches teach and do not allow their religious beliefs to influence what they believe or think in the public sphere. No matter what the religion, it is that disconnect that makes me MOST nervous about those who claim a faith (whatever that might be...).