06 December 2007

A few words for Mitt Romney

"Freedom requires religion, just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone."
--Mitt Romney, speaking today, Thursday December 6th.

Mitt Romney, shut the fuck up.


Combining ideas like 'freedom' and 'religion,' and making them sound inseparable, is as asinine as telling someone they're either with you or against you. The concepts, while often intertwined, are not the same damn thing. And more often then not, religion is used to extinguish freedom, often under the maxim, "If you're not with us, you're against us."

Shut up, Mitt Romney, and go back to that hole you crawled out of.

Wow, am I angry.


The Guv'ner said...

He looks like he's saying "The penis of a Mormon is THIS big!"

CDP said...

I wish they'd all stfu about their religious beliefs, I'm sick and tired of presidential candidates trying to out-God one another. "Holier than thou" takes on an entirely new meaning when it's literal. Sheesh.

kerrin said...

he's either a complete idiot with no logical thinking powers or a panderer of the worst kind. logically this would mean the government could not provide or protect freedom without religion. this then would make religion (church) and state one to the exclusion of other religions, which would not be free, of the ruling government religion... idiot.
religious pandering needs to stop it helps no one but the panderer (win votes). he won't make it past the primaries.

Justin said...

Yeah, I so love it when the presidential candidates put on that religion dog-and-pony show. You know, I dgaf about what science fiction you believe in - you can believe in flying alpaca goddesses for all I care -- just be able to run a country.

It is kind of ironic, though, that it is illegal for an employer to ask a job candidate what religion they are, but somehow it's considered appropriate - relevant even - when it comes to being president. I'll bet any one of the christians that would consider voting against a candidate because of his or her religious beliefs would be the first ones to file a lawsuit against an employer who made their decisions based on the same factors.

Chris said...

If religion requires freedom, then why am I not free to go to, say, a wedding at a Mormon temple? Why all the secrets? What are they afraid of?

Catherinette Singleton said...

Are you trying to be an influential political blogger?

I'd like to see you focus on the important things in life, like Cooking with Poor or Mr. Splashypants.

Leonesse said...

That is Mr. Splashy Pants to you, cathrinette.

It's all about trying to fit in to the right 'club'. "Which niche can I fill?"