While I will be voting for Obama, in some ways I wish Romney would win. It might trigger some great discussions about the differences between traditional Christian faith and Mormonism.
Without a background in theology, my understanding of the split between Mormonism and the traditional faith is limited. But there is one issue they definitely do not agree on, the Trinity. The Trinity is, of course, the concept that Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are one unit, one god.
While, the story of Joseph Smith, how he came to lead the Church and his many wives, seems bizarre to me, an equally bizarre aspect in traditional Christianity is the Trinity. How could it be the three are one?
Equally bizarre are the explanations of where the concept came from. Was it something implied in the Bible, but never stated explicitly? Was it something cobbled together by Constantine for political ends?
Whatever the traditional explanation, it has not been convincing enough to hold its ground against every other branch of Christianity. Some branches have blown it off.
One of those is Mormonism. Today, a Mormon writer took the Trinity to task. He starts out by saying it is not his goal to bash any of his fellow Christians, but then proceeds to bash them.
The Mormon reason for not believing in the Trinity is, “it is not Biblical”. Because there were many versions of the Bible and they are full of contradictions, it is easy to make this assertion.