You Can Die, But You Can’t Hide
“Edward Davies, Mitt Romney’s militantly atheist father-in-law, was indeed posthumously converted to Mormonism by his family, despite the fact that when he was alive he regarded all religions as ‘hogwash.'” [Gawker, via Political Wire]
Well, it’s not like they dug him up and ate his remains.
As non-cannibals, the members of this family are uniquely qualified to be president of the United States.
A brilliant idea from the comments:
I kind of hope a group of atheists gets together and “reclaims” him as an atheist. Just to spite Mitt and the Mormon Church. Hell, while they’re at it -start claiming other dead Mormons as atheists. Then when the Church gets all pissy about it, they can say “We’ll ransom them back to you, if you promise to never do this again to anyone -and delete Edward Davies from your lists. It’s not your place.”
Perhaps the cheeky buggers behind the “There’s Probably No God” buses can spearhead the effort.
@mellbell: Add a five-dollar processing fee, and I may have my next Internet venture…
The Mormons were “baptizing” Jewish Holocaust survivors until people made a big Stinque about it.
i had an uncle who survived guadalcanal and iwo jima. he was a proud yellow dog democrat and FDR worshiper. if we attempted to register him as a dead republican like a foolish james o’keefe stunt, his corpse would resurrect and beat somebodies motherfucking ass.
You’re never safe from death, taxes and Mormons. It’s in the book.
And the thing is, it’s hard to decide who holds the more ludicrous position in this “scandal”, the Mormons who convert people after they’re dead, or the people who are upset about it.
I’m reminded of kids who get in a fight and one’s like: “I hate you.” And so the other retorts: “Oh yeah, well I hate you more.” And finally the first trumps all with: “I hate you infinity.”
Converting people after they are dead is like “I hate you infinity.” Laughable. And being upset about it is like being upset that you didn’t think of it first.
(BTW: Someone ought to suggest to the Southern baptists that they convert their followers back… that’s be like the classic: “I hate you infinity plus one.”)
@Serolf Divad: I’m not upset. I just think that it would be funny to respond in kind, mostly because it would likely elicit a completely oblivious (and, thereby, utterly hilarious) “not fair!”-type response.
There is a Do NOT Baptize Me, MoMo site, there’s an Unbaptize Me site and something else. But I’m assuming that Mitt’s wife is Mo, so according to their rules, FIL was fair game. Not only did they baptize him, but they probably endowed him and married and sealed him by proxy.
They have also baptized Jews murdered in the Shoah (and supposedly continue to do so despite public outcry), Hitler, Eva Braun, Ted Bundy and more. Use their genealogy software? Guess what…
Oh, and there’s a Patriarchal Blessing site. That’s kinda fun. http://www.patriarchalblessing.net/index.php/blessing/read
The deal with the names and proxy work is it keeps people coming to the temple. In order to go to the temple, you must tithe 10% (Marriott, Staples and Jet Blue money — that’s some dollars there).
@Dodgerblue: Ah. Sorry. Reading is fundamental (they still do it).
I just Atheized Edward R. Davies.
You can Atheize anyone you wish too at:
@jaycubed: Heh. Imma start with Jos Smith, Jr. and work my way down. Once I wake up. And Pope Pius XII.
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