Fortune 500 LDS Inc. Explains Romney’s Greed

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The LDS Building in downtown Salt Lake City

Remember the 2008 campaign? We were bombarded with Jeremiah Wright quotes that allegedly shaped Barack Obama’s faith. How come Willard Mitt Romney is not subjected to the same religious scrutiny? I believe it is a double standard that must be addressed, and before the first Presidential debate tomorrow night, I feel it is my duty as an informed voter to elucidate the issue of Romney’s very relevant religion, the Mormon faith. Most Americans know little about this religion that boasts a worldwide membership of 14 million and growing quickly, largely due to an aggressive recruitment strategy. Actually, shockingly enough, the Rove folks have resurrected this long resolved Jeremiah Wright issue just one day before the debate! How very desperate the GOP has become.

Aren’t you just a tad bit suspicious of a “church” whose headquarters rival that of any profit-driven multinational corporation? There’s pretty damned good reason for this: If the LDS Church were a U.S. corporation, by revenues it would rank number 243 on the Fortune 500 list. Mormons, Inc., lands somewhere between Paine Webber ($5.7 billion) and Union Carbide ($6.1 billion), a tad smaller than Continental Airlines ($6.4 billion), and about twice the size of Reader’s Digest ($3.1 billion).” This is a religion based on pure fiction (as most likely are), and has been historically disproven by archaeologists and other historians, most notably Park Romney and Kay Burningham. Yet mythology continues to shape this city and many other towns dominated by the Mormons.

Professor of mythology, Joseph Campbell explains the phenomena of this building in Salt Lake City. “You can tell what’s informing society by the size of the [building], what the building is, the tallest building in the place. When you approach a medieval town the cathedral’s the tallest thing in the place. When you approach a 17th century city, it’s the political power that’s the tallest in the place. When you approach a modern city it’s the office buildings and dwellings that are the tallest things in the place.”-Joseph Campbell & the Power of Myth

Simply look at the tallest buildings in Salt Lake City, where finance is apparently paramount. Number one is the Wells Fargo Building. Second, only by a difference of two feet, is the Latter Day Saints Office Building. I suppose they need a tremendous amount of office space to control the holdings of Mormon, Inc.

Greed and wealth management are also apparent by the coveted tax exempt status of the Mormon Church, a status which is also, unfortunately, bestowed upon any religious organization in the United States. Naturally, like their proclaimed leader, Mitt Romney, they are surely not going to pay any unnecessary taxes. However, this tax free status was once threatened. The date is extremely curious as it coincided with their “revelation” that god should allow blacks to hold the priesthood. The date they changed their policy was 1978.

Prior to this date, the viewpoint of the Mormons on people of color was known as the Curse of Cain Doctrine. It essentially meant this: All black Mormons, and anyone with “one drop of Negro blood” was banned from the Mormon Temple and the Mormon priesthood. President Carter caused a ripple throughout the religious community in America when he threatened their tax exempt statuses if they engaged in discrimination against blacks and other minorities. Isn’t it ironic this threat to their real estate and other business holdings coincided with a revelation from the prophet du jour? Spencer W. Kimball knew this was a threat to what the church values most, not the prophet, but the PROFIT.

Granted, many religions have been proven to be driven by money and greed. There are many religions that do a great deal of good for society, at times. Mormons do tend to take care of their own, but how about the rest of us? Given the faith’s lying for the lord doctrine and the high value the LDS religion seems to place on financial success, what kind of consideration will those who are the neediest among us receive from a LDS President? It is a relevant issue and the vast wealth and “etch-a-sketch” nature of the faith should be a key issue in this year’s Presidential race. However, sadly, it most likely will not be brought up, out of respect to Romney’s faith. I suppose questioning President Obama’s faith is also considered disrespectful? That remains to be seen.

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13 thoughts on “Fortune 500 LDS Inc. Explains Romney’s Greed

  1. In the second paragraph, it says: “This is a religion based on pure fiction, and has been historically disproven by many”. How is this different than any other religion?

    • Since this is such a young religion, compared to Judeo-Christian faiths, we have the means to investigate the Egyptian Papyri Joseph Smith claims to have had. All his claims are quickly disproven. I personally think all religions are contrived by man to control and manipulate others. This one is just the most easily dismissed if you look at the hard evidence.

      • The Mormon religion is just crazy, but the Stepford approach to living is just so real. Having a brother who converted to the LDS religion and now is part of this huge strange way of living, I cannot condemn the followers, they are just so…so brainwashed.

        But what is totally beyond belief to me is that there is no exposure of the language of the 1923 Utah Articles of Incorporation of the Presedent of the LDS Corporation. They are close to 100B of secret businesses, and if you really track a lot of their MegaAgri businesses they are in the business of buying up organism, seed, grain, cattle, businesses and land land land. And who almost siglehandly made Monsanto the GMO Monster Kingdom of today—Romney. Koch owns Dupont, Romney made Monsanto, and the LDS Corporation will own more than both of them put together.

        This lack of being exposed is mind blowing.

    • Jeremy: That’s a good question, and in general I would agree that all religions promote fiction. Mormonism, however, is unique in that, as Vegas Jessie states, much of its fiction “has been historically disproven.”

      For example, I am unaware of any other religion whose founding “prophet” claimed to translate some Egyptian papyri to produce scripture (the “Book of Abraham”), only to later have those same papyri rediscovered in a museum’s archives and this time translated by bona fide Egyptologists, proving that the founder’s “scripture” was a complete and utter fraud. Such evidence is so solid that it would stand up in a court of law, something that I can’t recall seeing in many other religions.

      • I sincerely hold on to the belief that when Joseph Smith imagined he could create a truer version of Christianity, more so than all those who came before him, that his intentions were sincere. But then he falls into the same pit as all the rest have fallen, attempting to live up to the expectations he himself defined and claimed to have authority over.
        Not a single version of mankind’s three basic “religions” stemming from Abraham have ever needed outside help in exposing their false nature and origin. It is only those who never look, that will argue it wasn’t but God himself that directed the pen of truth. LOL…
        What is sad today, even with reality and science and fact ever present, a Mormon will continually decieve humankind, spreading into the future their inherited, relentless mantra; Tell a lie long enough, and it becomes the truth.
        Replace the names of those who are incriminated, i.e. Joseph Smith, with the creator of Judaism, or Catholicism or any of the rest stemming from Abraham, and the story is the very same( or hey, close enough, lol).

      • RidetheWay: No, I’m sorry, but I seriously doubt your default belief about Joseph Smith.

        I am absolutely convinced that he was a con man from day one. I simply cannot accept that starting a religion by claiming to “translate” the Book of Mormon from some pre-Colombian “gold plates” that were out-of-sight, hidden in the woods, while he buried his face in his hat, shutting out the light, to stare at a “seer stone” in the dark bottom… is anywhere near what to me constitutes “sincere intention.”

        Such “magic tricks” are pure chicanery. He knew damn well it was a fraud. I mean… just imagine what he could have accomplished with a ouija board.

      • Hey Mark, LOL…Gonna blow it for me huh? LOL… I do completely understand and relate to your comments, believe me. By the time the man hit that part in the play, he was already a fraud. I was just thinking, and honestly, trying reeelly hard, as usual, to hold on to some honest integrity in us all in the beginning of such a venture. And there is every reason in this instance not to hold on to anything, LOL…

      • It really is very hard to wrap your head around something so insidious as to dupe others into believing in something you know is totally contrived. It seems the predominance of liars is really overwhelming and they mustn’t be in charge of a nation with the power of the United States with our supercharged military.

      • Yes Jessie, it is very difficult to wrap your head around such a thing. This subject is an amazing look into the world of illusion. It just floors me everytime I find myself staring at it and watching others justify its existence.

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