By Enrique Tessieri
Most Finns know that this is a preposterous statement but some would agree that Adam and Eve were Finnish. This minority claims that since Finns have not mixed with anyone culturally never mind ethnically, the Garden of Eden must have been Finnish.
Some Finns who are pushing these pseudo-theories and myths of Finns and Finland are well-known politicians who belong to parties like the Perussuomalaiset and associations like Suomen Sisu and Suomalaisuuden Liitto.
The problem with these types of parties and associations is that their arguments are based on brittle myths. They use all types of underhanded tactics to defend their arguments with the help of racism and xenophobia, among others.
I will now proceed to drop a bombshell on them with a simple question: If you trace your family back twenty generations, how many ancestors would you have? How wide of an area would they be spread apart?
Check out this video clip for the answer.*
* You would have over a million ancestors, or 1,048,576 to be exact. Are you certain we’re not related?
“…This minority claims that since Finns have not mixed with anyone culturally never mind ethnically, the Garden of Eden must have been Finnish.
Some Finns who are pushing these pseudo-theories and myths of Finns…”
These claims you talk about are so preposterous that I’d really like to know who is actually pushing them. Can you name some?
Hmmm, I am being facetious but will politicians from the PS and Suomen Sisu ever claim that their pseudo-theories on cultures and religion are a pile of malarkey? I do get the feeling when some make a case for “racial hygiene” they are handing you fairy tales about ourselves. One of these could well be that the Garden of Eden was Finnish.
If you look twenty generations back we have quite a lot of ancestors. It’s pretty limited to say we only belong to one group and therefore we must make life as hard has possible for others to be accepted in Finland.
Enrique exact links etc, where you found those theories etc. Supported by well known finnish politicians and of course your links.
Hannu, if you want exact links go to the usual bunch at Scripta, Hommaforum, Hirvisaari, Suomalaisuuden Liitto, Suomen Sisu, Hakkarainen etc. Ever thought that the way they see Finland and Finnish culture is based on fairy tales and racism? Even if they don’t say it directly, their arguments pretty much lead to a conclusion that the Garden of Eden is Finnish. That is how flimsy and full of baloney some of their views are.
How about all those eastern Finns with fewer than 8 great grandparents?
I think the only conclusion we can come to, is that you have a very vivid imagination.