CNN reports that the Mormon church has undertaken a video campaign to show the diversity of Mormon believers and to try to normalize Mormon as just one more Christian sect.
This is apparently a serious problem for Mormons, not being accepted as Christian – but it’s a distinction that is entirely lost on me, other than to know that as much as people like to say they are inclusive, that big tent is an invitation extended only to people who look and act like they already belong.
In the marketplace of ideas, mormonism is just as plausible as any other religion; which is to say, they are all equally implausible, given that they are all sharing the same zero evidence.
That the invention and rise of Mormonism and Scientology is well documented and should be extrapolated to apply to the religions who’s origins are lost to history: religion is a human invention to make an easy living off of other people, it’s parasitic and worse, the people who’ve fallen for it are the biggest proponents – it’s like a perpetual motion machination – you kick start it and it just consumes people down through the ages.
Which is why we need more than ever, to be teaching critical thinking, more history and social sciences: education to turn back the coming dark ages 2.0.