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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (RNS) Few places have greater historic and religious significance to Mormons than Missouri. Likewise few places have been the site of greater Mormon conflict. By Tim Townsend.

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  1. I posted in my website aerial view of LDS temples http://www.satelliteview.org/images_of_Mormon-Churches.html

  2. Romney’s arrogance:

    “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it — that that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. … These are people who pay no income tax. … [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

    So where does Romney get such a dysfunctional ideology?

    From his Mormonism!

    The Book of Mormon, one of the unique additional scriptures Mormon prophet Joseph Smith added to the Bible in the Mormon scriptures, is thoroughly corrupted with this “prosperity gospel” ideology:

    “…inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land;” (1 Nephi 1:20)

    and

    “…inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall not prosper in the land.” (Omni 1:6; see also Jarom 1:9; Mosiah 1:7; Alma 9:13; Alma 37:13; 3 Nephi 5:22).

    The obvious corollary is that all wealthy Mormons, such as Mitt Romney, the Huntsman and Marriott families, and many others, are rich because they have been more righteous and kept god’s commandments better than others!

    The dark side of this corollary is that those who are poor have NOT been “blessed”by the Mormon god because they have not been as faithful in obeying his commandments, and they are unworthy of prosperity.

    This is the religious ideology behind Mitt Romney’s arrogance and his appalling and unsympathetic view of his fellow Americans.

    The tragedy is that, like most Conservative Republicans, Romney seems to lack the ability to even comprehend such a realistic view. They appear to live in a Disney fairy tale where good and evil, right and wrong, success and failure, are two dimensional, highly contrasted charicatures, and the world is a perfectly just one where everybody gets exactly what they deserve… and since Mitt is rich, he wants to convince us that he EARNED it and DESERVES it, and those who are poor are just lazy freeloaders who have EARNED their poverty and failure, too!

    And quite honestly, it sickens me.

  3. well, Vanka, i must say i agree. i find it funny how most of the republicans in their convention talked about america as it “used to be” they portrayed america as a wonderland filled with butterflies and rainbows and happiness until obama came and ruined it all!! they complain that he hasn’t done anything to help america in his office, but they haven’t let him!! they voted against all of his policies and tried their very best to keep him from doing anything!!
    sorry. that was my rant for the day.

  4. B/O has had 4 yrs to fulfill his promises/lies. He trashes -main street-to bail out his Wall street whores. At the cost to tax payers of $6 trillion. His first move was an executive order to have all his records sealed. So much for his most open administration lie. His next executive order was to remove the anti-abortion requirement tied to foreign aid. How many executive orders has he forced on us that he knew Congress wouldn’t pass? His gun running to the drug cartels cost 100′s of lives, just to try and steal our 2nd amendment rights.
    The murders of Chris Stevens and 3 other brave Americans in Libya based on a 4 month old video lie to steal our 1st amendment free speech rights and trash the freedom of the internet. Every veteran should vomit over the 7 hr battle when a fast response team was just 1.5 hrs away. The State Dept should be forced to release the phone calls for help/evacuation cries, along with the drone video.
    What’s the dude doing with 2 social security numbers? What about his “there’s no god but allah ring? The uppidy dude has cost us billions in colby steaks, jets setting, gulf, basketball,white house parties,vacations etc.
    The jive dude has wasted our tax dollars blocking Arizona,Texas from securing their borders
    The open microphone comment during the meeting with Putin should inflame all blacks.
    How many blacks are in Russia? Lots of white Russians though. We still have the wars going on , thousands of innocent have died(collateral damage) . Getmo is still open for business. B/O can’t solve Amerika’c problems by appointing liberal communist sodomites to cabnet post. It’s all too clear we’ve had 4 bad seasons, time to dump thecoach.