Saturday, June 18

YEAR:  2022 | Tags:  | | |

Sundö, 15:30


We spent the morning at the market where we umped into Ville and Margit who had driven from Kotka for a summer visit. The weather did not favour them. It had begun to turn cold in preparation for rain.

The rain starts and we decide to head back to Helsinki. We would have to leave tomorrow morning, and we can see nothing to gain by sitting indoors watching the rain, which does not resemble anything like a passing shower.

Trulle spends much of the early afternoon with us, half interested in what we might do and half interested in keeping out of the possible rain.

Instead we will drive home and watch two and a half episodes of a Netflix series about the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, led by Warren Jeffs. The programmes showed some “mainstream Mormons” looking positively sane as they condemned Jeffs and his cult.

You might wish to read Jordan Smith’s article from The Austin Chronicle, to understand the all-round unacceptability of Warren Jeff’s proclamations: Quotations of the Prophet Warren Jeffs.

Racist? Tick. Misogynistic? Tick. Unimpressed by popular music? Tick.

“It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God. So Ham’s wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it, that the Devil would have a representation as well as God.”

Ah, paranoid cosmic conspiracy theories. Tick.