God Bless America. In God We Trust. But Which God?

Mormon Polytheistic Theology and Multiple WivesMormon Polytheistic Theology and Multiple Wives

The U.S. Constitution guarantees religious freedom.  But through our history, the vast majority of people in the U.S. believed in an Abrahamic God – the God initially recognized by Jews, then by Christians, and then by Moslems.  Each of these religions traces to the same roots and the same belief that one God created the universe and is still out there, somewhere, paying attention to how people act.

In our history, there have been many variations on this Abrahamic God, and many strong feelings about how worshippers of the one God should behave.  Puritans hung Quakers who preached a different view of the Bible from the Puritan’s official view.  Puritans tortured and hung witches and banished Anabaptists to the wilderness (where they were expected to die).

Some Christians believed that the Bible taught that slavery was impermissible and against God’s law.  Others preached that race-based slavery was mandated by the Bible.  Until five anti-Pope, self-proclaimed “catholics” were appointed to the Supreme Court, Southern Baptists used to preach that Catholics were not Christians and that the Pope was the anti-christ.  But even with their differences, all of these groups believed in the fundamental concept that there was one God who was responsible for the creation and operation of the world.

But no more.  This year, the Republican Party, representing tens of millions of U.S. citizens, has completely abandoned Christian monotheism to embrace the polytheistic faith of the Mormon Church.  The Mormon Church preaches that every man who marries enough wives, and has sex with enough women, whether his is married to them or not, will become a God.  (Mormon Doctrine & Covenants, #132;20.)  In Mormon theology, a man has an easier time becoming a God if he has sex that generates children, whether or not he is married to the children’s mother.  (Mormon Doctrine & Covenants, #132.37.)

Republican presidential candidate Willard M. Romney is a devout Mormon.  He believes that Joseph Smith, the inventor of Mormonism, became a God.  He believes that Mormon leader Brigham Young, who founded the Mormon state of Utah, became a God.  He believes that every devout Mormon man in history, who has had enough sex and fathered enough children, becomes a God.

Watching as he talks down to people and dismisses the concerns of mere workers, unemployed people and inferior races, one must wonder whether Romney believes that he has already become a God.

As their empire fell apart, Roman emperors had themselves declared gods.  They demanded that the people worship them as the Republicans demand that people worship Romney.  We know a little of what the rule of such emperor-gods was like.  Rome burned as Nero played his fiddle.  Caligula collected trophies, seaside mansions and slave laborers while he built a reputation for sexual excess.  We don’t know if any of his wives or concubines owned dressage horses.

After the collapse of the empire, and the end of the emperor-gods, even the greatest Christian kings, like Charlemagne or Henry II, never imagined themselves to be Gods – they believed in the Judeo-Christian belief in one true God and the Commandment that people have no other gods.

But now we are told that Romney, with his commitment to an anti-Christian, polytheistic religion, will bring us salvation.  We are told that by letting Romney bring back the Cheney/Bush policies that had more than 700,000 people losing their jobs, every month, our nation will be great once more.  We will become great once again just by giving our presidency to a man who is destined to (or has already) become a god.

Rome burned while god-Nero played his fiddle.  Will the U.S. burn while god-Romney plays his outsourcing and market hedging games?  While god-Romney remodels his seaside mansion, will America suffer as Rome suffered under god-Caligula?

When Republicans say “In God we trust,” in which god are they trusting?  Are they trusting in god-Romney and his Mormon faith?  Are they trusting in the Wahabi god of the Saudi Arabians who own and dictate policy at Fox News?  Are they trusting in goddess Ayn Rand, who preached that Christianity was stupid, that Christian virtues were evil, and that greed was the only moral value?

Romney economic advisor, Michael C. Master, recently posted on the internet that “Lying is OK, if the purpose is to seize control of the government.”  This is in the Mormon tradition that lying is religiously justified.  It is also consistent with the belief of the 9-11 hijackers, who said that they were justified in ignoring Islamic teachings so long as they were acting in pursuit of their jihadi goals.  And it appears to be at the heart of whatever faith has gripped the Republican Party’s leadership.

It is not consistent with America’s traditional Abrahamic, monotheistic values.  When the Pilgrims and Puritans settled Massachusetts, every member of their communities was legally and religiously obligated to perform work for the common benefit.  When Church of England colonists settled Virginia, every member of the community was legally and religiously required to perform work for the common benefit.

When Willard M. Romney was “saving” the Salt Lake Olympics, Republicans everywhere agreed that it was necessary and important for taxpayers in every other state to commit $1.3 billion to ensure that the Olympic movement made a profit.  Now those same Republicans say that they no longer believe in Christ’s command that we look after the most helpless in our midst.

There is no profit in helping the poor, they say, and profit is their only religion.  Instead of helping the poor, they want to guarantee the profit of the Olympics.  Instead of helping the disabled and oppressed, they want to spend trillions bailing out Wall Street banks and corporations.  Instead of providing for American workers, they want to provide subsidies to ship U.S. jobs to slave labor states.  Instead of developing new energy sources for the future, they want to keep underwriting the Wahabi Islamic dictatorship of the Saudi royal family, and providing billions in taxpayer subsidies to Wall Street agri-businesses that raise corn for ethanol production.

Is the Republican god of profit the god in which we want to put our trust?  Do we want the Wahabi god blessing us with more wars, including the one that god-Romney promises with Iran?

The Pilgrims and Puritans came to Massachusetts Bay in revulsion at corruption that they saw in the Church of England.  They saw the Church of England as having been corrupted for the benefit of the few royals and nobles at the top of society – the 1% of their time.  The Quakers settled Pennsylvania similarly seeking the opportunity to form a better society – a society based not on pandering to society’s elite but on providing for all members of the community.

Tom HallWhen we say “God bless America” are we seeking God’s blessing for the same elites that the Pilgrims, Puritans and Quakers rebelled against?  When we say “In God we trust” are we putting our trust in the Abrahamic God who helps those who help themselves, or in the Mormon gods who helps those who help themselves to the work and wealth of others?

Tom Hall

Posted: Friday, 10 August 2012

Comments

  1. Allie W says

    I’m a strong supporter of the concept of separation of church and state. Hence, I’m hesitant to let a candidate’s religion effect my vote. If a candidate can successfully separate his/her religion from his job, I don’t see why his/her religion should matter. I may be overly optimistic about a candidate’s ability to do so, but voting or not voting for someone based on their religion is wrong to me. Rather, we should embrace religious diversity. I’m happy to see someone who isn’t catholic or christian run for office.

  2. soupbone says

    lets let romney take 4 years to finally show america just how hypocritical the mormon CULT members really are, and finally put an end to this False Religion of mormonism…that being said, we ALL were duped into voting in Obama. I just watched the 2016 movie that’s out in theaters now and let me say this: Were screwed! Obama will downsize America while inflating the Middle Eastern Islamic countries into a “United states of Islam”, then it’s game over.
    His hidden anti colonial agenda is already hurting us
    he blocks oil drilling on our shores , but props up 3rd world countries offshore oil drilling to transfer the wealth…PLEASE WATCH THE 2016 MOVE AND GET THE SCOOP….then return here and comment on your opinion of what desousa said about how america MIGHT look in 2016 if obama is elected again.
    with an anti colonial, pro islamic, reverend wright indoctrinated president …we will go down in flames !
    Iran will nuke Israel, and the end of the world will come as radical muslims want it to.
    They believe that Allah ( not the true abrahamic God, but a pagan moon-god)will send back Muhammed to rule the planet or something stupid like that.
    Romney is not the answer, Obama is not the answer, but since thats who the Corporations who run our government want us to choose from, then were Already SCREWED…America as we knew it is NO MORE. say good bye to freedoms of any kind!

  3. Dr. G says

    The way Romney made his money was by draining the money out of companies and their pension plans, replacing it with debt, shipping the jobs to India, China or Mexico and laying off thousands of middle class workers. Romney’s only God is money and himself. Romney is one of the money changers in the temple that Jesus talked about. If the LDS religion believes that everyman can become a God, lying is acceptable to obtain a goal and only the 1% and not the 99% matter than this is not a Christian religion. This is not what Jesus advocated whether he was the son of God or man. His beliefs and teachings have lasted for generations. As a Mathematics Professor I can only hope that my teachings last for a few years. I would rather believe in the teachings of Jesus and the Ten Commandments from God than the words for self appointed God Romney. If wealth is the determining factor between success and failure, then our teachers, first responders, and our military personnel are failures in God Romney’s eyes. Then in his eyes I must be a double failure because I am a Vietnam Veteran and a college teacher. What a worthless life I have led. Please forgive me God Romney. Amen!

  4. says

    Have you ever read the Mormon Pamphlet (I got it at the Salt Lake City temple) entitled “The Myth of the Great White God?” It deals with Jesus’ supposed visitations to Native Americans on Manhattan Island, the Hawaiian Islands, and Ancient Mexico. In the case of Mexico, the LDS hierarchy intentionally distorted what they’d learned from a legitimate scholar, an LDS anthropologist. They claimed that the Aztecs believed that Cortes was the deity Quetzacoatl returning to claim the throne of the Toltec Empire (of the classic period of Central Valley Mexico pre-Columbian civilization). They based this on the belief that the deity Quetzalcoatl had actually been Jesus. The major problem with this is that probably the only Aztec who believed anything like this was the superstitious Emperor Moctecuzoma II and what he believed was that Cortes was NOT THE DEITY Queztalcoatl returning, but the historical figure Ce Acatl Topiltizin Quetzalcoatl, King of the Toltecs and priest of the deity Quetzalcoatl.

    The other really sick thing about the distortion is the whole concept that Jesus was white. The earliest depiction of a Jew in a mural from shortly after the period of Jesus shows a combination of somebody with African type hair and a typically Jewish/Arab face (with our stereotypical noses). This blatantly racist distortion of history is strikingly similar to that of the so-called neo-Nazi “Christian Identity” movement which claims Jesus was some Nordic-Aryan instead of Jewish.

  5. says

    The 23rd Psalm (Updated by Palinites & Ryanites)
    http://seaclearly.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/the-23rd-psalm-updated-by-palinittes-ryanittes/

    The world is mine to shepherd; I shall not want.

    It maketh me to lie down in green-inked pastures:

    It leadeth me beside filling coffers.

    It restoreth my gold:

    It leadeth me in the paths of richness for my name’ sake.

    Yea, though I cause valleys of death which shadow the poor,

    I will not fear their evil righteousness: For this art is with me;

    This rod and this staff, they comfort me.

    I preparest a table before me in the presence of starving enemies;

    I annointest my wells with oil; My reservoirs runneth over.

    Surely ruthlessness and vengeance shall follow all the days of my life,

    and I will dwell in the House of It forever.

  6. Tyrannus Evisceratus says

    That some thought has crossed my mind. The thing is I am a conservative not a progressive.
    I don’t know how you want to take a conservative agreeing with you and its your call to make I guess.

    • -Nate says

      Of course any TRUE Conservative will agree with Tom , few seem to grasp the meaning of the word ” Conservative ” .
      -Nate

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