I took a road trip up to Jamesport today. Didn't really plan to, just found myself headed that way.
On the way back I stopped off at one of the more interesting Mormon historical sites. A little place north of Gallatin called Adam-ondi-Ahman.
According to the official church web site,
10. The Valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman
Here Adam and his righteous posterity met (see D&C 107:53–57). Adam, other prophets, and faithful Saints from all ages will meet the Savior here prior to His Second Coming.
Here is the citation from D&C 107:53–57:
53 Three years previous to the death of Adam, he called Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, and Methuselah, who were all high priests, with the residue of his posterity who were righteous, into the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman, and there bestowed upon them his last blessing.
54 And the Lord appeared unto them, and they rose up and blessed Adam, and called him Michael, the prince, the archangel.
55 And the Lord administered comfort unto Adam, and said unto him: I have set thee to be at the head; a multitude of nations shall come of thee, and thou art a prince over them forever.
56 And Adam stood up in the midst of the congregation; and, notwithstanding he was bowed down with age, being full of the Holy Ghost, predicted whatsoever should befall his posterity unto the latest generation.
57 These things were all written in the book of Enoch, and are to be testified of in due time.
The Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith, identified this site as being Adam-ondi-Ahman "because of an old Nephite altar" he discovered on Tower Hill.
"The Nephites were an ancient people who lived on the American continent. They are named after their prophet and leader Nephi, who traveled with his family from Jerusalem to the Americas in approximately 600 B.C. Nephi and his descendants were commanded by God to keep a record of their people, an abridged version of which is now found in the Book of Mormon, which is considered scripture by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church).
When Nephi’s family arrived in the Americas, the group split into two rival groups—the Nephites who followed Nephi and for the most part were righteous followers of God, and the Lamanites who followed Nephi’s older brothers Laman and Lemuel and who opposed the Nephites throughout most of their history."
So the Nephites and Lamanites were Jews who somehow made it to America 600 years before Christ. Yet there is ZERO evidence of any Jewish DNA in Native American peoples, nor is there a shred of archaeological evidence linking Native Americans to Jewish culture.
According to the commemorative plaque on the site, "The exact location of the structure is not known today and there is no visual evidence remaining."
So. Just to recap. We have 2 Republican Presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman, who believe that Adam, the very first human being created by God out of mud, met with all of his descendants AND Jesus Christ and spent some chill time hanging out just north of Gallatin, MO around some sort of altar that no longer exists.
I ask you...if these Republican Presidential candidates are capable of believing such blatant nonsense, what else are they able to allow themselves to believe?
Do you really want either one of these gullible fucks to have their fingers hovering over a button that could launch nuclear weapons?
If your answer is anything other than "Oh fuck no!", then please stay the hell away from the voting booth in November, 2012. You aren't well informed enough to cast a vote.