This isn’t exactly Jewlicious, but as CK keeps pointing out, the Jewlicious crew are really mormons. So Muffti is clearly is over-reading but check out this text from Romney’s baffling and rambling speech on faith the other day:
And in every faith I have come to know, there are features I wish were in my own: I love the profound ceremony of the Catholic Mass, the approachability of God in the prayers of the evangelicals, the tenderness of spirit among the Pentecostals, the confident independence of the Lutherans, the ancient traditions of the Jews, unchanged through the ages, and the commitment to frequent prayer of the Muslims.
Two things strike Muffti as salient. (1) Romeny couldn’t find anything better to say about the Jews than that they have old traditions they haven’t changed (is that true? Experts please weigh in – Muffti know that laws haven’t changed but haven’t traditions?) and (2) The phrase ‘wish weere in my own’ suggests that the features he lists aren’t part of his own. Which means that if he is right, Mormonism lacks the following features: ‘approachability of God, tendernessof spirit, confidence independence and commitment to frequent prayer’. This is a bit odd, but not as odd as him wishing that Mormons had Mass and ancient traditions, which presumably would entail that he wish mormonism was much, much older.