Magical Underpants

With Mitt Romney running for president of the U.S., and coming out ahead in Nevada (apparently pronounced Nuh-VADD uh, not Nuh-VAHD-uh), and being a Mormon, it occurred to me to poke around on youtube a bit for some information, er, I mean some lulz, relating to some of the more bizarre beliefs of Mormons. Chief among those beliefs of course is the one about the Magical Underpants.

Can you imagine the president of the U.S. finding nothing strange about the notion of wearing Magical Underpants all the time?  A reporter should ask this important question.  Lest you think I’m being silly, let us remember, Bill Clinton was asked about this important matter as well.   “Boxers or Briefs?” was the question.  Seems only fair to ask Romney, “Magical or non-Magical?”

~ by scaryreasoner on January 20, 2008.

7 Responses to “Magical Underpants”

  1. Bill Clinton went on MTV to be interviewed and deserved whatever childish questions he got. I don’t think any serious reporter would ever ask Romney about his underpants. Besides what is Romney going to say? I predict he would just give the guy a strange look and ignore him. Bottom line is, who really cares what he is wearing under his clothes.

  2. Nobody cares what he’s wearing, but plenty of people would care what he THINKS he’s wearing. If he THINKS he’s wearing magical underpants which protect him from harm, then in my opinion, and in the opinion of lots of other people, he is simply not qualified to be president, being unable to tell the difference between fantasy and reality. If that is what he thinks, the voters are entitled to know that before they are asked to vote for him, rather than finding out afterwards.

  3. I understand the reasoning behind your Skepticism and I don’t blame you or anyone else for it. Would you also be against anyone professing a belief in God?

  4. Depends on the god. A deist wouldn’t bother me much. The Abrahamic deities are, on the other hand, so blatantly preposterous that anyone who believes in them either hasn’t thought about it at all, or is brainwashed out of their minds, or is dumb as a rock. I’ve not seen a believer in any Abrahamic god who did not fit into one of those three categories. Given the choice between someone smart enough to figure out religion is a load of crap, and someone not smart enough, ceteris paribus, then I’d choose the non-believer.

    But, I also understand we in the U.S. are saddled with a brain-dead first past the post electoral system, rather than a more sane Condorcet or instant runoff system, and that the vast majority of the country is pretty much too stupid to figure out that religion is a crock, so I do weigh those two facts when considering who I’ll vote for — which is to say, with a first past the post electoral system, voting for a fringe candidate is essentially wasting your vote in most elections, barring very unusual circumstances (e.g. voters so fed up with both main parties that a third party actually has some chance.)

    The first-past-the-post system we have pretty much mathematically guarantees a 2 party system and that any 3rd party will be squashed out of existence simply because our voting method does not allow us to specify any ranking or preference among candidates other than the one for whom we cast our vote.

  5. So if someone has thought about it then it’s OK, but if they are a mindless follower, you have a problem with that. Understandable. I don’t think Romney fits into the latter category. He parted with his Church on two major issues (abortion and gay marriage) during his stint as governer. I think this shows that he is capable of thinking for himself when he wants to.

  6. I know that I wrote, “Lest you think I’m being silly . . . ” in my original post, but I do think you’re taking this post of mine a little too seriously. I mean the title is “Magical Underpants,” and it is a well know fact that “underpants” is the second funniest word in the English language. If I were really serious, the post would have been titled “Magic underwear.” (For “Magical” is a funnier word than “magic”, you see.)

    Oh, and in case you are wondering what the funniest word in the English language is, well, it is also “underpants.” Referring to it as “the second funniest word” paradoxically makes it even funnier.

  7. LOL!

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