Every Christian in the world--assuming they dare call themselves Christian--believes that a Jewish carpenter raised himself from the dead 3 days after being crucified. Really, Dan, how is that LESS FAR-FETCHED than God and Jesus appearing to an up-state New York farm boy one spring day in 1830 in answer to a prayer?Big Ben wrote:DanMc wrote:Do I want a country armed to the teeth with nuclear weapons to be run by a right-wing nutter who believes in the face of all logical reason that God appeared to an American, well of course it would have to be an American, and told him he was to lead the only true religion in the world and gave him comically badly written ancient texts and some sort of crystal ball with which to translate them, neither of which have ever been seen since? I don't think so.
People have a right to believe in religion. And I don't know how you conclude that anyone believes God is American, or British either for that matter.
To an atheist such as yourself, Dan, I suggest that both are equally far-fetched. I also suggest that Mitt the Mormon, despite the glowing article, has strayed just a bit from the Mormon ethics I was taught as a boy. THAT said, I frankly doubt that Mitt's religion will play any larger part in his Presidency--if he wins, which I doubt--than JFK's did--or for that matter, Nixon, Clinton, or the Peanut Farmer Carter.