Could either of these "bishops" -- Bishop Romney or the other one you know -- be trusted with their own godhood & running their own planet? (As Mormons profess?)
[See post #28 for a few details about Mormons believing they are gods]
Could either of those bishops be trusted with receiving worship? Receiving glory and adulation? Receiving prayer appeals?
You see you've neglected a key component here:
When temple Mormons behave as legalistically expected, of course they'll be on their best outward behavior: That's exactly what you'd expect from people auditioning for full-blown godhood!
I'd be interested in knowing, GBA: Name me ONE candidate or potential candidate you'd vote for in some future POTUS election if they announced their divinity tomorrow?
Gingrich? Santorum? Sarah Palin? Fill in the blank?
Which one of these candidates' vulnerability to deception and lack of obvious discernment gets a free pass from you if they SINCERELY thought they were already a "god in embryo" on their way to full-blown godhood?
If they don't get a free pass from you re: an eval of who's going to be THE leader of the free world, why Mormons?
Divinity? I can honestly say I have never considered a candidate's divinity before, only their positions and actions.
At this point, the only things Romney has going for him are he's not obama and he's still not obama.
Romney's positions and record as governor along with his campaign tactics are total deal breakers, unless he as a "Paul's conversion" on several vitally important issues.
Then, we might have a chance.
Otherwise, trying to beat evil with lesser evil is insanity and worse.
In fact, that strategy is more or less why we are where we are now.
And now that's the plan for saving ourselves???
"This is like deja vu all over again."