Sunday, January 29, 2012

Here's a UK newspaper's take on aspects of Mitt's campaign

"Mitt Romney's family baptised Ann Romney's atheist father into Mormon church a year AFTER his death"

"More questions are being raised about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's religion after it was revealed that he helped baptise his adamantly atheist father-in-law years after the man had died.

"Edward Roderick Davies was Ann Romney's father and died in 1992 after living as a staunch atheist all his life.

"Recently-discovered records show that, in keeping with their controversial tradition of posthumously baptising non-Mormons, a ceremony was held to invite Mr Davies into the Church of Latter Day Saints one year after he died."


Monday, January 16, 2012

Mormonism Promises much, gives so little

Mormonism promises so much and gives so little. Or so it seems to me.

The strange thing about Mormonism is that it seems to vary so much from one ward to another, from one branch to another and from one stake to another and one district to another.

In general in most churches everyone knows what the theology is and if you do not like the theology, well, in theory, you can attend a different church. If a Baptist becomes a Methodist, if a Methodist decides to join the Church of England, nobody seems to mind so much.

But if a Mormon decides he or she wants to become a Methodist -for example- on, dear! It's Mormon Church Court time!

Why? Is it the loss of tithing receipts from that member that bothers the Mormon church so much?

Thursday, January 12, 2012


There's been a very unusual winter here. We have had no snow at all here, where I live.

Hardly any frosts, either. The rose trees are still blooming with last year's roses, bulbs are coming up two months early.

Is it global warming or a natural variation? Who knows? Who can say?

The Met Office is predicting a bout of colder weather over the next several days and the next couple of weeks.

We shall see what happens.