Of course, even the general designation 'religious' includes various basic ideas or convictions, for example, the indestructibility of the soul, the eternity of its existence, the existence of a higher being, etc. But all these ideas, regardless of how convincing they may be for the individual, are submitted to the critical examination of this individual and hence to a fluctuating affirmation or negation until emotional divination or knowledge assumes the binding force of apodictic faith. This, above all, is the fighting factor which makes a breach and opens the way for the recognition of basic religious views.
A Romney speaks out against the Mormon Church
US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, trying to appeal to as many people as he can, is loathe to talk directly about his Mormon faith.
Fortunately for us, he has a cousin more willing to speak up about what he calls a "cult". Park Romney was no casual church member, either; he was a former high priest, now turned against the Church and telling an insider's story:
There's compelling evidence that the Mormon Church leaders knowingly and willfully misrepresent the historical truth of their origins and of the Church for the purpose of deceiving their members into a state of mind that renders them exploitable.
That's not different in tone from what any number of outspoken ex-Mormons have to say, but Park Romney's family connection guarantees him a very public podium this year. Head to the article and enjoy!