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 Post subject: The Book of Mitt
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:20 pm 
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On Sunday, Salon published an excellent (and surprisingly accurate) article on Mitt Romney's religion.

http://www.salon.com/2012/05/06/the_book_of_mitt/singleton/

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 Post subject: Re: The Book of Mitt
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Tolstoy β€” referring to the scrappy/crazy 19th century version β€” called Mormonism β€œthe American religion,” and he decidedly did not mean that as a compliment. But the modern church still deserves the title.
His 120 year old words are sound today.

The leaders should concede that most parts of the mormon thinking/worldview are outlandish for non-americans. For example in Europe - I don't know how does an Asian think about strangers - the whole pioneer roots thing doesn't work. The tradition here was built on 600-800-1000 years old towns, not on ox-carts, virgin lands and cowboys.

"The Book of Mitt" wouldn't become a bestseller here.

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Why is this telestial?

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 Post subject: Re: The Book of Mitt
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:53 am 
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It is an admirable transformation, frankly, for a religion founded very recently by a man who was likely both a liar and a lunatic, then led to prominence by a megalomaniac. Despite its transparently ridiculous dogma and sordid history of racism and murder and extremely unorthodox marital practices, Mormonism has come to thrive, thanks primarily to its ability to market and rapidly reinvent itself.

Mormonism in a nutshell.

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