While there is much to criticize in the older religions, the more recently created ones seem even worse. Mormonism with its golden plates, etc. is nonsensical, Christian Science is dangerous, and Scientology is a scam. With all the religions in the world as models of what to include and what to omit, surely someone can do better than Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, and L. Ron Hubbard have done.
I want a Raëlian president.
I have come to the opinion that Obama is a closet atheist. At any rate, he is a vast improvement over Mittens. I have never read the book of Mormon, but I have heard enough excerpts to be totally disgusted by it. I refuse to be amused. It's just too creepy
Obama was raised humanist/atheist, and not long after accepting Christianity he began to show interest in public office. Coincidence? And when Dawkins evaluates Mormonism, who am I to disagree -- especially when he's dead on.
Both Mormonism and Christianity have beliefs that are barking-mad. The only reason Mormonism sounds crazier is because most of America is Christian so we were inundated with Christian beliefs since childhood, even if you were raised by Atheist parents the culture is saturated with Christianity.
If most of America were Mormon even if you didn't accept that religion the prevalence in the culture would have gotten you used to hearing Mormon beliefs.