Originally Posted by westofyou
I just read it recently too, the subject matter is however a "fringe" aspect of the religion and tends to be displayed at levels that extend far beyond the reality oif the situation.
At least based on my experience, but the show is interesteting, but it does generate a whole array of insults and dismay from my wife at the woman on the show.
I got it that it was the fundamentalist fringe element practicing the principle these days, woy, and of course Big Love is focusing on this aspect. The founder of the religion did start it w/ one of his "revelations," however, and these small fundmentalist groups dotted around parts of the west (US and Canada) and some in Central America, try to follow the tenants of Joseph Smith to the extreme...at least according to the book.
I agree w/ your wife.