polygamy…

Star-Telegram.com: | 04/20/2008 | Sect has kicked out some 2,000 teen boys – I’m strong believer in freedom of religion and a “hands off” policy of government towards religious groups. Sometimes though, you just have to make exceptions; these polygamist fundamentalist sects need to be shut down ! I would even say that a case could be made tolerate polygamy on a limited scale voluntarily amongst adults, but that’s not what we have here.

As for a proper Christian marriage; some people argue that the Old Testament Patriarchs practiced polygamy therefore polygamy is OK. However in the Creation Story in the Bible (Genesis 2:18-25) we can see that God made only one woman for Adam ! On a related matter, we can see that God did not make another man for Adam, he made a woman ! So, I figure that should settle the matter.

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2 thoughts on “polygamy…

  1. On another note…in the Old Testament, the command was to “be fruitful and multiply”. I think a lot of polygamy views stem from this as well. You have daughters who sleep with their fathers, Abraham being told to sleep with Sarah’s maid, and so on. But, you also have David who had a man killed so he could have his wife. So, even in the Old Testament, it turns towards one man, one woman relationships.

  2. Yes, it seems that Polygamy was permitted in very ancient times but was never the ideal and by the time of Christ not common at all. The more I think about it, the more I can see it as a destructive habit, at least for our present day society. These sects are parasites on the larger society because they banish many of their young men and we have to take up the slack. And of course it’s not good for the girls ! I reiterate, these groups need to be shut down.

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