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Monday, September 3, 2012


Mitt Robme and the Mormon planet called Kolob

What is planet Kolob? The birthplace of Harry Porter, Santa Claus, or maybe Mary Poppins, a bad trip on LSD?. No, according to the Mormon scriptures (Doctrine and Covenants, Abraham 3) our galaxy, if not all galaxies, is posited to contain countless planets either already, or soon to be, inhabited by human-type life. The greatest of these planets is Kolob.

Kolob is a star or planet described in Mormon scripture. Reference to Kolob is found in the Book of Abraham, a work published by Latter Day Saint (LDS) prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. According to this work, Kolob is the heavenly body nearest to the throne or residence of God. While the Book of Abraham refers to Kolob as a “star”, it also refers to planets as stars, and therefore, some LDS commentators consider Kolob to be a planet. Other Latter Day Saints (commonly referred to as Mormons) consider Kolob to be a Christian metaphor.

Kolob has never been identified with any modern astronomical object and is not recognized as an ancient concept by modern Egyptology. Kolob is rarely discussed in modern LDS religious contexts, but it is periodically a topic of discussion in criticism of Mormonism. The idea also appears within LDS culture, and there is a LDS hymn about it. Kolob is also the inspiration for the planet Kobol within the Battlestar Galactica universe, created by Glen A. Larson, a Mormon.

Now I am all for my POTUS looking to a higher being, but Kolob. Seems a bit of a stretch don' t you think?

Take a look at Mormonism from Bill Maher, then see why the separation of church and State is paramount.

Let's face it readers tea bagger or not, a presidential candidate believing in the plant Kolob is one we can do without in the White House, I can accept magical underwear, and prophets speaking directly to God, or Joseph Smith in this case, but a planet that cannot even be found by the Hubble telescope, Houston we have a problem!

Roger West