Part 5: Julia Scheeres, author of A Thousand Lives, responds
But the newlyweds were barely settled in their tiny off-campus apartment when Jim told Marceline that he didn’t believe in her God at all, since a just and loving Lord would never permit so much human misery. He would later say in Jonestown that “I started devastating (God), I tore that motherfucker to shreds and laid him out to rest . . . (Marceline and I) would fight and she’d cry. We were washing dishes one time and Marceline said, “I love you, but (don’t you) say anything about the Lord anymore’. I said, “Fuck the Lord . . .we ended up in some goddamn scrap and she threw a glass at me.
Marceline and Jones and their children also welcomed teenager Bonnie Malmin, daughter of an evangelist who lived in Brazil, into their home where Jim Jones advised her on practicing safe sex, including giving her a condom to carry in her purse when she went out with her boyfriend, and teaching her moves on self defense.
“We lived in a bubble, and it was usually good,” Jim Jones Jr. Remembers.
Jim Jones Jr and Jeff Guinn at Guinn's book signing/reading.
Scheeres (right conducting an interview in Jonestown 2011) responded to Guinn’s response to my question via Facebook messaging: “I got my information about the farm's problems with thin soil from the farm manager himself, Jim Bogue (in below photo); it's not an "overstatement.’”