Here’s the skinny: HBO’s Big Love is Executively Produced by Tom Hanks. Seems the show is about one man and more than one wife. I have never watched it and I don’t subscribe to HBO (or any Porn, for that matter [see earlier posts]). However, as the upcoming episode is in the headlines of the digital papers here in Utah, it got my attention.
While it wasn’t the first thing to come to mind, here is the phrase I have decided upon: ripening in iniquity. The LDS church has suggested that its members not “overreact.” This makes perfect sense. It is nearly impossible to see G-d’s Perfect Justice meted out upon the wicked if we resolve to do it ourselves. That’s the vengeful side of me coming out on that comment. On the flipside, even Ninevah was redeemed and the softer side of me prefers to see reconcilliation instead of another abomination of desolations.
As a product of at least seven multiple-spouse marriages (starting with Abraham, Issac, etc…), the most recent history I have regarding my revered g-g-grandma is the one where she and her husband braved hostile indian territory and three weeks in a covered wagon (St. George to SLC) – knowing full well that they could be massacred anywhere along the trail – so that that they could be married in the Temple of The Most High God. I doubt that Tom Hanks has the same noble story in mind. No doubt his only purpose is “entertainment” such as – ” mocking, laughing, pointing fingers” from a great and spacious studio.