Its an interesting question - are there beliefs which are so absurd and/or dangerous that massive scorn, ridicule, and possibly even disqualification from obtaining certain esteemed positions in society, should be a consequence for those who hold them?
I think there are such beliefs... but what are their characteristics, and how do you measure them, and where's the line?
In the case of obviously dangerous beliefs, there isnt much of a question... nobody would elect a neo-nazi, for example.
But what about beliefs that are just extremely absurd? Would anyone elect a guy who, for example, openly claims that he was once abducted by an alien super-race of Elvis impersonators, even if he seemed otherwise coherent and functional in other areas?
This thread is a perfect highlight to liberal arguments on many, if not all, subjects. They form an opinion based on their own bigotry and project that on conservatives, not admitting it is THEIR bias they are complaining about. They then ignore the response from every conservative in this thread and continue with their tirade. It is simultaneously amusing and frustrating.
I do NOT care if a person is Catholic, Mormon, Hindu, Agnostic, Gnostic or even Atheist. The ONLY religion I would say disqualifies a person is Islam, the religion of hate and murder (THAT should drive the leftists nuttier than they already are).
My problem with Romney is the guy switches his stance depending on which way the wind is blowing and then blames it on the people. One day abortion (ie murder) is ok and the next it's not, just depends on timing and which microphone he's in front of. Either you know what you believe or you don't. Period.
The LDS has somewhat mastered the art of the "no true Christian" response. LDS groups which are out there, which are cultlike, which do practice polygamy (not that there is anything wrong with that), who do marry child brides and wander dangerously close to incest... they are disowned by the LDS (which continues to count them as members until age 110 yrs.) as not being truly Mormon while many of these sects actually claim to be orthodox Mormons. So if you find folks that won't pass the political tests, then the LDS says they aren't "real" while at the same time the LDS, which is known for intrusion on the privacy of its members and its excommunications for breeches of the rules, gives a pass to celebrities, connected persons, the wealthy, and the political. Almost like a dispensation from Rome.
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