Being the son of a devout mormon that held rank in the priesthood, I think I'm qualified to at least point this out. Mitt Romney has been put under attack for his mormonism, as people have an uncanny ability to insult and denegrate than which they don't understand. Many christians have called the mormon religion a cult, ironic since they are decendants of christians who faced the same accusations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has holy texts that are supposedly another testament of Jesus Christ. Many christians believe that adding to The Bible is in itself blasphemy.
These jackasses can argue all they want, but their religious beliefs are no less far-fetched. After all, Christians believe in a Bible that has been edited and re-tranlated by the most powerful among us (King James comes to mind). Most small children are able to tell that the stories held within these sacred texts have a few holes.
A great example is the story of Noah. Basically God pulled an Andrea Yates on all of his children, drowning all of them save Noah and his wife, and whatever animals happened to fit on that mythical boat of his. He flooded the lands, to accomplish this, and apparently Noah was the only guy with a boat. Every animal we have today was represented on that Ark of his? Even the tasmanian devil, giraffe, eagle, chicken, fox, wolf, polar bear, lion, tiger, bear, elk, deer, rabbit, bobcat, were on this boat. How did Noah keep them from eating each other? 40 days is a long time for these animals to survive without food, don't you agree? As of 2010 we've found over 1.3 million species of animals on earth. That comes to 2.6 million animals on a wooden ark that Noah built himself.
Many Christians are reading this and screaming "You're missing the point!" On the contrary, I'm making a point. The story of Noah was to let the faithful know that if they got out of control, God would just smite them and start over. More so, the story is an affirmation of God's power and that you should worship Him. Without faith in God, this story is little more than an obvious fabrication. My point is that Mormons and Christians of other Denominations all believe in something an agnostic like myself can only be skeptical of. It's amazing that these guys are at the throats of Mormons, who by personal experience are more pious than any of the other denominations of the Christian faith. As an agnostic, I myself believe anyone who claims to have all of the answers is either incredibly arrogant, or taking you for a ride. I chose to be an agnostic because it's the only belief humble enough to admit ignorance. I don't know for sure there's a God, because I can't prove his existence. I can't disprove the existence of a higher power either, so I simply say: "I don't know."
Now that I've addressed the idiocy of attacking religion, it's time to explore the double standard our media has for Mormon politicians. Mitt Romney has a target on his back for his mormon faith, as anyone who is paying attention would know. The mainstream media is painfully unaware that one of their champions, their golden boy from Nevada Harry Reid is a mormon. Why is Reid not under constant attack for his faith? Because Reid is a Democrat, and Democrats can do no wrong in the mainstream media's eyes.
This double standard on the faith of politicians is just one of the many ways our media has kept us uninformed and uneducated. By the way, Thomas Jefferson knew how dangerous a nation of dumbasses was.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
― Thomas Jefferson
We can't be expected to hold the media accountable, when all we care about is how our sports teams are doing. We are no different than the citizens of Rome who were distracted from the corruption of their government by the violent games of death in the coliseum. That's life in the decline of a great empire.