I find it disturbing how people (*cough* liberal believers *cough*) will defend a religion by pointing out that all religions have their kooky parts. Think about that logic for a minute.
- An integral component or claim of a particular religion is demonstrably false and only believed via willful ignorance.
- But all religions have demonstrably false claims.
- Therefore, you shouldn’t criticize religion.
I previously mentioned this phenomenon in regards to religious opposition to same-sex marriage, but it really doesn't matter what the topic is. The sentiment holds true:
I have to say that I am always suspicious when the disparate religions get together and defend each other. It's almost as if—deep down—they all know its bullshit, but feel the need to circle the wagons.
As a secondary note, Mormonism is a complete fabrication by a con man. It is the Scientology of the 19th century. The idea that this point is unimportant is frightening. The GOP and Mitt Romney are asking the American people to put our trust in man that not only believes this nonsense, but himself is a leader within that cult. It would be laughable if it weren't true.