In 2011, the Sister Wives Blog started out as a place to talk about the TLC reality show "Sister Wives", Kody Brown and his wives Christine, Robyn, Meri and Janelle. Today we not only discuss the show, we discuss Polygamy in our society, and the public perceptions of the Mormon Religion. We discuss "Polygamy USA" and will be covering "My 5 Wives."
This blog is geared towards the adult reader, so please, no one under the age of 18 years. Thank you!
Recent revelations on Sister Wives have caused many viewers to call certain Sister Wives bad words (no names, but they rhyme with berry and bobbin).
So I decided to do some extensive research at the Frostbite Falls library ... well, OK, it was the 3 Readers’ Digests from 2004 at the local Barbershop that no one had stolen yet ... on the subject of Wicca to see whether we really could call any of our favorite Sister Wives “witches”.
I learned that the Wiccan Rede, or code, that many Wiccans follow says “Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust. Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.” Well, I guess it’s a big old fail on that one. We know about the law breaking; it’s the premise of the show. This season we’ve heard the not-so-loving commentary from Meri towards Janelle and Christine, from Janelle towards Robyn, from Christine towards chondrichthyes plagiostomi (sharks), and from Robyn towards KIDS!!! (passive-aggressively, of course). As for trust – when I first read the Rede and thought about the SWs, the Pepsi I was drinking shot out my nose (Sorry, Atlanta). Just read our bankruptcy postings about the fairly taking and fairly giving stuff.
“Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little and listen much.” The Rede-crafters must have had Robyn in mind with the “speak you little” part. You might want to nominate your favorite stink-eye picture for the light of eye part.
“When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.” Admittedly, we don’t know whether the SWs have told Kody that keeping a sports car is knuckleheaded when they haul broods the size of sports teams around in fixer-upper jalopies. But really ladies! Don’t let the built in competition keep you from saying what needs to be said.
“With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.” Snicker, snort. Sorry Kody, but isn’t the SW Blog all about this?
“Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.” This phrase talks about fellowship. We were told in Season 1 that there was a lot of fellowship among the SWs. Now, not so much. I feel a chorus of “liar, liar, pants on fire.” Coming on. Any one want to join in?
“Be true in love this you must do unless your love be false to you.” Many posters are pointing out that the SWs are “true” to Kody, but the very nature of polygamy requires him to be untrue to the SWs. Sorry gals.
“These eight words the Rede fulfill: an it harm none, do what ye will.” This has been interpreted to mean that Wiccans / witches must think long and hard about the consequences and impacts of their actions BEFORE they act. What a concept! Sure wish the SWs actually subscribed to this one because they would cause a lot less mayhem, especially with their kids.
Since I have decided that the Sister Wives aren’t witches, I guess I’ll just call them b...itches.
N.B.: Yes, I know that not all witches are Wiccans and not all Wiccans call themselves Witches ... but, as Mom always said, close enough for hand grenades.