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Re: Polygamy and Disassembling

Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 11:14
by Khadijah
3 or 4 wives is acceptable.

20 or 30 or more is offensive, evil and driven by satan and testosterone and big, narcissistic egos.

Re: Polygamy and Disassembling

Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 11:54
by nibbler
Khadijah wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 11:14
3 or 4 wives is acceptable.
Depends on who you ask.

Sometimes flipping a statement can shed light on issues. For instance:

3 or 4 husbands is acceptable.

20 or 30 or more is offensive, evil and driven by satan and estrogen and big, narcissistic egos.

Re: Polygamy and Disassembling

Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 12:28
by DarkJedi
My personal opinion, 1 spouse. This was one of Joseph's and Oliver's big points of contention. Oliver did not agree with polygamy and saw marriage as one man and one woman. I have always liked Oliver. This was also a major point of contention between the church and the former reorganized church. I honestly don't get how they can deny the evidence that Joseph was a polygamist, but they do not agree with polygamy.

Full disclosure and in the context of modern times: Gay marriage was not a thing then. I personally support gay marriage, but also support the church's right to not perform or recognize gay marriage. Hence my use of "1 spouse" above. In the church context I believe it is and should be 1 man and 1 woman (although I hope that at some time we can move beyond that).

Re: Polygamy and Disassembling

Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 16:27
by Khadijah
I do not argue with that.

Perhaps it got started in antiquity as a way to see that widows were supported?

Re: Polygamy and Disassembling

Posted: 19 Mar 2020, 17:39
by Roy
Khadijah wrote:
19 Mar 2020, 16:27
I do not argue with that.

Perhaps it got started in antiquity as a way to see that widows were supported?
From what we know of history in antiquity, it seems more likely that multiple wives and/or concubines were a status symbol as a show of wealth and power. For a significant portion of human history women and wives were viewed as something similar to property.

Re: Polygamy and Disassembling

Posted: 20 Mar 2020, 00:21
by Khadijah
Sigh. Now you are going to make me work. I remember reading in the Tanakh that God ordered that the widows and women with children be taken care of. I should know it well, but in my dotage, even after a long time of study, I forget things.