The Corner

Okay, One More

Not from a Mormon (and semi-representative):

Even though you’re not going to print this, it’s ridiculous to compare a dogmatic doctrine of transubstantiation (in which the underlying form of an object changes but its appearance (accident) does not ) to misrepresentations of the historical record found in the Book of Mormon.  Joseph Smith read the Book of Mormon from a hat, and contrived not only implausible but actually falsifiable historical theories about Christ’s travel (and that of certain “tribes”).

Keep up the rah-rah for Romney, but please don’t try to insult people’s intelligence by non sequitur responses in the form of reader emails.  The fact is there was a Pontius Pilate, a Barrabas, a Sanhedrin, and a Roman occupation of the Holy Land around 1 AD, thereabouts and thereafter.  However, there is no evidence, in DNA or otherwise, of a magical migration of Jews to the New World.  This is in fact fasifiable  and not the subject of “faith.”  To believe it is not faith, but willful ignorance, much as believing the earth is 6000 years old (a teaching which we Catholics reject because our reason forces us to that conclusion).  DNA testing has proven this to be so.

I like every Mormon I’ve ever met.  Great folks.  But in the willful disregard of scientific proof, they rank up there with any other true cult in forcing a believer into a scientifically indefesible position. 

Most Popular


The Democrats’ Disastrous CNN LGBT Town Hall

A few days after Donald Trump committed the worst foreign-policy blunder of his presidency by betraying America’s Kurdish allies in northern Syria, former vice president Joe Biden, the elder statesman and co-frontrunner in the Democratic presidential primary, was on a national stage talking to CNN’s primetime ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith Resigns

Fox News Channel's chief anchor, Shepard Smith, announced on air Friday that he would be resigning from his post after 23 years with the network. “This is my last newscast here,” said Smith. “Recently, I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News. After requesting that I stay, they obliged.” He ... Read More
White House

What Is Impeachment For?

W hat is impeachment for? Seems like a simple question. Constitutionally speaking, it also appears to have a simple answer: to cite and remove from power a president guilty of wrongdoing. Aye, there’s the rub. What sort of wrongdoing warrants removal from power? I’d wager that the flames of ... Read More
NR Webathon

Don’t Let Michael Mann Succeed

I  enjoyed the running joke of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce in the great Dickens novel Bleak House, back when I first read it. Little did I know that one day I and the magazine that I love would effectively be caught up in a version of that interminable case, courtesy of a litigious climate scientist with zero regard ... Read More

Beto Proposes to Oppress Church with State

Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign is within the margin of error of non-existence, but in his failure he has found a purpose: expressing the Democratic id. His latest bid for left-wing love came at a CNN forum on gay rights, where he said that churches that oppose same-sex marriage should have to pay ... Read More