Richard Dawkins takes on Joseph Smith mastermind of LDS

Richard Dawkins has grave questions about Mitt Romney’s intelligence for believing in the Joseph Smith con way back in the early 1800s. The first link is to the article about Richard Dawkins opinions about Joseph Smith’s — which links to the original Dawkins rant in The Telegraph. Be sure to read the comments about Dawkins opinions about the founder of the Mormon — as well as personal experiences and observations in the comment section. 

 

Richard Dawkins says:

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on Sunday asked how anyone could vote for a “massively gullible fool” like Mitt Romney who could not see that Mormonism’s founder was a “fraud.”

 

“Romney’s prophet Joseph Smith a fraud,” Dawkins said in an hours-long Twitter rant, quoting from the Book of Mormon and adding, “Romney falls for it.”

 

“No matter how much you agree with Romney’s economic policy, can you really vote for such a massively gullible fool?” the atheist asked. “He is a Mormon BISHOP!”

 

 

“Bible & Koran genuinely old, written in the language of their time. Book of Mormon written by 19thC charlatan. Romney too stupid to see it,” he continuedsnarking, “And it came to pass that the lot was cast for Mitt and Mitt did verily reign in the land and there was rejoicing in the corridors of Mammon.”

This comment by iyamtoo caught my attention:

“I was married to a Mormon for 7 years. It is a religion that is caught in a constant feedback loop–testimony meetings (once a month) are tearful renditions of “I know the church is true because the church is true” by members who reaffirm their faith publicly. I was very young at this time…and had not yet studied logic, but even then, I could see a tautology in action. You are told the highest calling you can ever have is as a mother. As many children as your body can possibly produce–though you will notice that wealthier Mormon families seem to practice some kind of family planning. It was…enlightening.”

 

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