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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    I think you are forgetting that the Browns ARE AUB. This is their religion, which they chose to bring to the television audience. THEY have chosen to expose their religion to public scrutiny. They thought the TV exposure would make their religion look good. Maybe get some converts. Part of their religion, incorporated into the doctrine of blood atonement, is that some sins are so heinous that even the blood of Christ is not sufficient for redemption, you have to spill your own. And one of those heinous, unforgivable sins is adultery. Since Meri was catfished, does the betrayal count as adultery? How the family deals with this depends on whether they think she has committed adultery. In their religion, adultery is about as bad as it gets.
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    I just saw the preview thing with Meri crying about how she pulled away from the family to protect them. Interesting spin. Also Garrison acting out. Not impressed with Kody's parenting skills, apparently. Kids on the couch talking about how there's always drama. They are getting used to it.
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    Manhattan

    Well if it's the creation of a new world order does that mean It has to turn into "Real Housewives of Los Alamos?" Because I don't know how much more estrogen I can stand. The lesbian sex stuff was bad enough, but Abby lurking around and popping out behind corners to tell Charlie the latest thrilling news around the neighborhood is awful. I was really hoping she'd leave Charlie.
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    So, Christine, who is behaving more and more erratically and seems to need her medication adjusted, did grow up in a family which not only believed in Blood Atonement, they practiced it, which would suggest she is quite capable of snapping and saving everybody from eternal damnation by killing them all. The only question is, will the production crew be on hand to videograph it?
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    It's not murder if you kill them to save their souls from hell, you know. You're doing them a favor!
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    The Browns are AUB. They are "those groups."
  7. I was just thinking about a talk show Brady Bunch reunion and a member of the audience explained the show's appeal: "You wanted to be part of the family." The show was for kids whose own families didn't measure up, they were the family everybody wanted. Likewise that Jim Carrey film, The Cable Guy, was about a man with a shitty childhood who grew up immersed in Idealized television families. I'm starting to think this is Jamie's problem: she had a shitty childhood, she saw idealized TV families, and she won't be satisfied until she gets it. And she will continue to appear on TV shows until she gets it. But she never will. It's all totally pathetic, that's what it is.
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    The efforts of the LDS to distance themselves from the beliefs, practices and history of fundamental Mormonism continues. One of the things I find interesting about AUB, FLDS, etc is they consider themselves to be the only true adherents, and that LDS, while not being in a state of Apostasy, is pretty darn close. The Doctrine of blood atonement says there's a list of sins which require the physical death of the sinner or he will go to Hell. Killing him saves his soul, so you are doing him a favor. If he dies for his own sins he will be able to go to Heaven, or some planet, so he should submit to execution voluntarily. As practiced it was ritualized human sacrifice. So of course the LDS wants to revise this one, it's even worse than polygamy.
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    There's a third option: Blood Atonement. In addition to polygamy, fundamentalist Mormon sects have this concept of Blood Atonement. (Remember LDS is, in their minds, a watered down version of Mormonism. The concept is based on the idea that there are some sins so heinous that the blood of Christ isn't enough. (Unlike the latest declaration from the Pope that No sin, even abortion, is too great for God's forgiveness) In the case of such heinous sins, only shedding the blood of the sinner will save his soul from eternal damnation. And those sins are murder, apostasy, covenant-breaking, adultery, and miscegenation. Sounds more and more like Islam doesn't it? Anyway, Meri just might have to be led out into the backyard and executed by firing squad. So her blood will soak into the hallowed ground of the cul-de-sac. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_atonement
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    I wasn't aware of some of these other sects, the blood feuds and contract killings; these families are like rival organized crime syndicates. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ervil_LeBaron
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    Manhattan

    I thought that was Frank's badge Liza wore to get close to Charlie, and got caught. So how would he get back in? The trunk of the car? How did Liza get the car if the elf smuggled her out under a tarp in the back of a jeep? I can't figure out why Frank called her "Martha" when she got him out of prison.
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    Robyn Brown: Her Sisterwives Have a Closet!

    http://52weeks52churches.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-surreal-visit-to-apostolic-united.html?m=1 Here's a description of a visit to the AUB compound. Some of it is vague but it does describe the members as wearing ""modern clothing"
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    . They belong to the AUB, Apostolic United Brethren. They are Mormons.
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    Meri Brown and her Wet Bar of Tears

    LOL- you win the internet today!
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    S06.E11: Chaos in the Cul-de-Sac

    It occurs to me that perhaps the religious aspects, which I recall we used to see more often, have been toned down due to pressure from the LDS. The LDS might have rejected Maddie to drive home the point. I wouldn't be surprised if they took legal action to enjoin the Browns from referring to themselves as Mormons. As for what happens to these women in the afterlife I don't see what difference it makes if they go to Planet Uranus or Planet Urinal
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