Monday, January 26, 2015

more on mormonism

I have come across the best argument for atheism—mormonism. The fraudulency and duplicity of mormonism is so overwhelming, that, it suggests all religions are dubious. I am surprised, that, so many non-mormons give it respect; i am quite convinced, if the majority of mormons were Democrats then mormonism would garner far fewer friends in this country. How many centuries would have to pass before the foundations of mormon belief/theology/creation myth would be nebulous enough to be within the bounds of ridiculosity? The Book of Mormon (not the Broadway play) is a plagiarised fantasy novel in the conceit of Jacobean language. It makes anthropological, archaeological, genetic, and historical claims that would be silly for comic books; but as in comic books of many issues, the 'religion' has had so many changes to have script continuity strained to tatters. There is not one Superman, or Batman, but several; each has his own universe. After Joseph Smith wrote the novel and then founded the religion, he continued adding elements. As long as he lived, its corpus grew steadily. Smith's last lecture [April 7, 1844], the King Follett Discourse, reflected on the science fiction other worlds pre-history [...God himself was once as we are now...In the beginning, the head of the Gods called a council of the Gods...]. After the dust settled over succession, and the trunk branch dominated, the religion changed whenever the president/prophet decided. Some of the Brigham Young's inventions are not to be discussed*. More sacred writings may come to exist, in addition to any number of revelations that may occur.
15th President/Prophet, Gordon Bitner Hinckley March 12, 1995 – January 27, 2008
Mormons get offended easily. The hypocrisy is unbounded. They claim from their existence that all other religions are corrupted and invalid, Christianity died within hours of Jesus's departure. Not until the inventions of Joseph Smith, in 1830, did it appear again. The temple is secret, not because it has sacred ceremonies; but secret because it has idiotic ceremonies†, and mormons do not appreciate being laughed at. The laughter would melt them.

Moslems are closer to Christianity than mormonism, and Smith is their Mahomet, and Mahomet was his model. Mahomet was the better general. Smith was killed in battle (jailbreak), after crying out the Masonic desperation plea‡, but as was with Richard III§, he died in defeat without the saving aid requested.

It is easy to see why Mormons can succeed in American business, where the functioning of 'progressive revelation' has new dictates over ride previous ones, and the corporate atmosphere reinforces the memory hole and obedient conformity. Everything is perfect, including constant revision; dissent is not permitted, and only 'faith promoting' talk is permitted; and if one needs to lie to promote, that is alright. So few mormons know their full history (outside of the hardships they overcame) and theology, so that their authority can remain unquestioned.

There is currently a pre-announcement jostling of prospective Republican candidates for the presidency. Brigham Young [president/prophet 1844-77] mentions Smith's White Horse Prophecy and when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single thread, they will have to call for the "Mormon" Elders to save it from utter destruction; and they will step forth and do it.‖ Whenever Glenn Beck, or another mormon, mentions the Constitution¶ hanging by a thread, what is meant is a mormon presidency of the United States. It is to be remembered that Joseph Smith was a candidate for the office. Practically all Mormon men have 'priestly authority' to make revelations; this affords them the comfort of certainty and destiny.  Remember earlier i wrote that all of mormonism was pulled out of a hat, well hat is an euphemism, and it is bottomless.
* such as Adam, who is Jehovah, physically impregnated Mary and fathered Jesus
† some verbatim copies of freemasonry
Oh, Lord, my God, is there no help for the widow’s son! —  the masonic Grand Hailing Sign of Distress
§A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse! — Richard III, V. iv. 7.
‖ A Discourse by President Brigham Young, Delivered in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, Feb. 18, 1855. Journal of Discourses, Volume 2.
Mormon leaders have repeatedly proclaimed the importance: “The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the framers of the Constitution were inspired from on high to do that work.” — Brigham Young, July 4, 1854
postscriptum: noon 30 January 2015: Willard Romney says he will not run for the presidency of the United States. He may still become president of the Mormon church. Ezra Taft Benson was United States Secretary of Agriculture  January 21, 1953 – January 20, 1961; and in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles from October 7, 1943 – November 10, 1985. Benson was the church's president/prophet from November 10, 1985 – May 30, 1994. Marion George Romney [cousin to Geo., father of Willard] was President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles November 10, 1985 – May 20, 1988.

1 comment:

  1. The apparent success of Mormons has more to do with their ethics in everyday living rather than the minutae of their mythology/religion. Temperance movements waxed and waned among most religious denominations in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    While some of them are spectacularly successful, most are only average or moderately successful.