Truth Is Stranger than Fiction

Posted by Mary Marvella | 12:40 AM | 6 comments »

If I wrote a book about a cult led by a man who persuaded his followers to commit mass suicide, would you need tons of motivation to make it believable? Would you believe me if I told you a society exists that marries children to each other and raises little girls to be sexual in their behavior?

In today's world could societies or sects of men and women who would destroy our world as we know it exist without our knowledge?

We know of societies that reject modern conveniences and isolate themselves from the world outside their bounders but don't break laws of the country surrounding them .

For some reason the beliefs of the Mormon church can be so twisted to serve men who gain power through controlling their families in ways our society doesn't permit. The ideas seem to work well for men who would take some ideas from the Old Testament and distort them to allow a few men to rule through mind control, through conditioning. No, I'm not saying that the Mormon church approves of these renegades.

Polygamists are breaking the laws of the United States, but how many more laws are being broken
by the men and women in these societies? News reports show these people live counter to the laws of nature, according to our nurturing society.

Did you know these people aren't independent of the modern world, that they take money from the very government at which they thumb their noses? They even have cell phones and modern vehicles? What do you believe will happen to the children? What will happen to the women and the men this time? Will we learn of more atrocities wrought on children and young women?

The current story in Texas shows the truth is indeed stranger than fiction.


  1. Beth Trissel // April 20, 2008 at 9:47 AM  

    Excellent post, Mary, and well said!

  2. donnell // April 20, 2008 at 11:29 AM  

    Mary, your post is thoughtful yet heartbreaking. You touched on what men do to manipulate scripture, turning the words to their benefit. What troubles me is why women are so brainwashed into going along with this monstrosity and why they would put their children through it. I suppose if you're raised a certain way. I think these children will suffer for the rest of their lives, pulled away from the only life they knew, expected to weave into our society. I fear we have 400 lost souls and who knows how many more out there.

  3. Mary Marvella // April 20, 2008 at 3:19 PM  

    The scary thing is that there are surely other pockets of people as misguided and endangered children and women.

  4. Nightingale // April 20, 2008 at 3:44 PM  

    Wow! Mary great post. If you stop too long and notice the world around you, it's sordid out there. But there are the roses, too.

  5. Edie // April 20, 2008 at 8:45 PM  

    Mary, isn't it strange to see the women on the news, asking for their children back? Yet from what I've heard, some of the kids aren't even sure who their parents are. And where are the men? Why aren't they stepping up? It's scary the way the women look, all with the same hairdo and same style clothes. All saying the same thing, and it's obvious they've been coached. Very freaky.

  6. Mary Marvella // April 20, 2008 at 10:45 PM  

    You said it, Edie. It's like a bad movie! You couldn't have written the script as well as these people live it. How can it all come out?