Their beliefs are no sillier than any other religion.<quoted text>
I remember seeing the various exposes - 60 Minutes/Dateline-type shows - about them. You'd think you were dealing with KGB at times. Big money and power.
I don't believe every word I see or hear but after a while you have to wonder.
I think they would like to think the play was just mocking some stereotype but to me it was doing as good a job at making fun of the religion itself and many of their beliefs.
For example "The Garden of Eden is in Missouri." Now why that sounds any sillier than if it were wherever the bible said it was.....is a good question....but it does!
"Adam-ondi-Ahman (/ędəm ɑːnda 18; ɑːmə ;n/, sometimes clipped to Diahman) is a historic site along the east bluffs above the Grand River located about five miles south of Jameson in Daviess County, Missouri. According to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), it is the site where Adam and Eve lived after being expelled from the Garden of Eden. They believe it will be a gathering spot for a meeting of the priesthood leadership, including prophets of all ages and other righteous people, prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.?"
What they are doing, regarding Eden, is geographically internalizing the myth. I am sure they are not the first group to read the bible, and say "aha".
I remember listening to Jerry Garcia once at a Dead show, convinced that he was sending is lyrics straight to me.(certain substances helped me along with this idea). Same process. Making meaning.
I have run into a number of people here in CT who when seeing glacial erratics (big rocks in the forest) are convinced they were left by vikings. Is that any sillier?
All religion is silly from the outside. Inside is a different game altogether.