Planet of the Dopes

Julie Saltman:
Brad Plumer has a post discussing Mormonism and some of its more bizarre practices. I'd just like to add one thing to his list, which I learned from a lapsed Mormon friend. She tells me that, under Mormon theology, if you are a really really good Mormon (and if you are male) then when you die you get to be the god of your own planet. Damn. How cool is that? That sounds way more fun than frolicking around on some cloud, playing a harp or singing hymns or something.

I've questioned a number of Mormons about this point, and it really does seem to be true…
This begs the question: are members of the Bush administration actually dead Mormons? Because they certainly seem to be living on a different planet than I am.

No explanation for Condi, though.

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