The 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
I pretty much agree with all of this. I support almost anything that gives the individual more control over their lives and the government less. Hence, I support gay marriage, polygamous marriage, etc(freedom to choose who we marry). True, there are alot of logistics to hammer out with polygamy, but I support the concept. It isn't hurting me if Abdullah wants to have 2, 3, 4 wives, whatever.
You're forgetting that the principal purpose of government is to protect us from each other. Polygamy's exploitive nature, its commodification and subjugation of women, its impoverishment of women and children and it creation of a class of frustrated, destructive men all undermine the social order. We permit it at our peril.
Originally Posted by JB
Plus the health issues.
Five wives bringing you five sammiches and five beers five times a day? You're going to be five hundred pounds in about three weeks.
This is one of the arguments against gay marriage. Who makes the sammiches and fetches the beer? How is that decision arrived at? The potential for domestic violence is huge.