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I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
When: Tuesday, October 16,[masked]:00 PM
Where: Stone Creek
140 E 27th St. (3/Lex)
New York, NY 10011
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Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Mormonism
And How Romney Would Be Influenced By It?
There has been total silence in the presidential debates about Mitt Romney’s religion and how it would influence his decisions if he became president. It appears to be a gentlemen’s agreement to “not go there,” as though Romney’s religious beliefs are too private to delve into. (But his tax returns are not?)
The TV networks may be staying away from this topic, but we are not. Try and stop us! As Atheists, we are concerned that our nation may be led by someone who is swayed by this very strange religion, which some have termed a “cult.”
Polygamy and Magic Underwear
Mitt Romney spent two years of his life proselytizing for the Mormon church in France when he was 18. His great-granduncle, George Romney Sr, fathered 35 children by three wives. True, polygamy was abandoned by the Mormon church in 1890--in order to win statehood for Utah rather than because of a change of heart. Even today, rogue Mormons are being arrested for polygamy from time to time.
And then there’s that weird notion that Mormons should wear “magic” underwear to protect their private parts. Or consider the Mormon church’s penchant for baptizing dead people--even if they were Jewish when alive.
And that’s not counting the origins of the Mormon church in so-called “visitations” by angels to its founder, Joseph Smith, Jr. in the 1820s. Or the official Mormon belief for many years that being Black was a “curse from god.” The more you learn about the Mormon religion, the stranger it gets.
Can We Trust His Decisions?
Come on Tuesday, October 16. to the NYC Atheists Discussion Group, led by the indomitable Michael Dorian, award-winning documentary filmmaker and moderator extraordinaire, and join us in considering what kind of a backward ideological plunge this country will fall into if Romney wins the election.
Should we insist that the media point out that Romney’s religion may conflict with scientific notions of the 21st century? Can we trust Romney’s decisions on education and the environment? What will be his attitude toward our nation’s African American population? What can we do to prevent what some consider a “cult” from taking possession of the White House?
WHAT: “HOW WOULD MITT ROMNEY’S RELIGION INFLUENCE
HIS DECISIONS AS A PRESIDENT?” a discussion led by
moderator Michael Dorian.
WHEN: TUESDAY, October 16, 2012 at 7 P.M.
WHERE: STONE CREEK Bar and Pub
140 East 27th Street (bet. 3rd & Lex.)
COST. Free. But we ask that you buy food or drink
to compensate Stone Creek for use of their
space. The knoshies are reasonably priced
and a notch above most bars.
New York City Atheists Inc. is a 501C not-for-profit association dedicated to
separation of church and state and to promoting the Atheist values and lifestyle.