19. Jim Jones’ Sons Say Their Dad Didn’t Understand Reality
Jim Jones, Jr. and Stephen Jones both spoke openly about their father during ABC’s “Truth and Lies: Jonestown – Paradise Lost” documentary. They discussed who their father was to them. They spoke about their father as a leader and how he didn’t understand reality like everyone else.
In the documentary, Stephen said, “There was nothing spiritual about my fatherâ¦he had every bit the loved and juicy soulâ¦that everyone else does, but he had lost complete sight of that. His entire existence was superficial.” According to Stephen, this superficial existence happened over time, as Jones changed with his power.