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Muslims, Mormons, Mitt & Rick

Does a candidate's "private" faith matter all that much? Of course it does. Everyone has a view of the world, and that view is shaped by the person's belief system. You know that, or ought to. I know that. Can we agree on that much? If we can, then how on earth can thinking people, especially thinking Christians, who reject or ought to reject the bizarre belief system of a cult religion like Mormonism be comfortable with being governed by one of its adherents?

Mr. Romney either embraces his religion and its teachings, or he doesn't. Either way, it is disturbing. If he does not embrace and follow the tenets of the religious body of which he is a practicing member, what does that say about him? Does that not place him in the same boat as Obama, one in which the passengers
don't pay attention to the captain and steer the ship whichever direction is most personally comfortable and self-serving? Do we really want another leader at the top who either does not share our convictions or, if he does, does not have the courage of his own convictions?

On the other hand, if Mr. Romney is all-on-board with the Mormon faith, what does that say about his decision-making processes and how his faith would impact a Romney presidency? For evangelicals, Mormons who are serious about their faith embrace a strange and blasphemous theology. Does it not give you pause to think about how the practice of the Mormon faith would shape one's political leanings and one's philosophy of governance? If not, it should, just as much as you should pause to think about how Obama's belief system has placed this country on a course of self-destruction.

When it comes to choosing between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, at this point faith is all that matters to me (well, experience does matter, but that is the subject of another post; suffice it to say that I believe Santorum is infinitely more qualified than Romney in those experiences that truly matter).

There, I've said it. I don't want a Muslim in the White House. I don't want a Mormon in the White House. My President doesn't necessarily have to be a strong Christian, or even a Christian, strange as that may sound coming from a Believer. I would rather have an agnostic or a humanist for President than a Mormon or a Muslim. Am I biased? Damn straight, but it is a rational bias. Please join me in my rational decision to vote for Rick Santorum,  unless you just cannot bring yourself to peer any deeper into the character of a candidate than his hair-do, stage presence and (rather creepy) Mormon-induced persona of "calm, cool and collected." If you agree, use one of the buttons below to Like this post on Facebook, plus-one it on Google, or otherwise share it with your friends. Mitt Romney's nomination is not inevitable, at least not to those who truly believe.

One last thing. Put your money where your heart is and contribute to Mr. Santorum's campaign. I am not going to provide you with that link. If you truly care about this country, you will find it yourself.

-- The Motley Blogger