For a time, God did permit a man to have more than one wife. (Gen.4:19; 29:18 - 30:24) (Jakob,Solomon)
But God did not originate the practice of polygamy. He provided only on wife for Adam.
When asked about marriage, Jesus said: "He who created them from the beginning made them male and female and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will stick to his wife, and the two will be one flesh.'" - Matt. 19:4,5.
Later one of his followers was inspired by God to write "Let each man have his own wife and each woman have her own husband." (1 Corinthians 7:2 )
The Bible also states that any married man in the Chr.-congregation who is given special responsibilities must be a husband of only one wife. - 1 Tim.3:2,12.
"Because of prevalence of fornication, let each man have his own wife and each women have her own husband." -1 Cor.7:2. So there is no allowance for plurality of mates on either side.
|1 year ago. Rating: 10|
I don't know about poligamy really mean too some people? it seem to me when your having sex with your own children is that poligamy? or are they macking excuse for themself, I have read in the Bible that it was allow to have more than one wife,However that does not allow you to rape young children,I think we are evolve enough to know better,we are no longer cavemen for some of us,then they call this a religion taken away freedom of right. give me a brake !
|1 year ago. Rating: 8|
Polygamy was a way of life until the Quran was revealed 1400 years ago. When the earth was young and under-populated, polygamy was one way of populating it and bringing in the human beings needed to carry out God's plan. By the time the Quran was revealed, the world had been sufficiently populated, and the Quran put down the first limitations against polygamy.
Polygamy is permitted in the Quran, but under strictly observed circumstances. Any abuse of this divine permission incurs severe retribution. Thus, although polygamy is permitted by God, it behooves us to examine our circumstances carefully before saying that a particular polygamous relationship
|1 year ago. Rating: 7|
This question is more subtle than it looks, because there are two completely unrelated dynamics at work on the same population.
The economic one consists of the observation that all stable societies are pyramids, with a small, wealthy ruling class at the top, and a large, poor, proletariat/non-working class at the bottom. Poverty is measured by the extent to which you have to be off the very bottom before you can enjoy a standard of living which gives you the same expectation of life as those at the very top (violent deaths are excluded from this calculation), while inequality is calculated by the slope of the angle. The more steep, the more unequal.
Whatever the slope, and whatever the condition at the bottom, an attractive young woman from the lower ranks is likely to do well by both herself and her children if she can attract the attention of a man from a significantly higher rank, and ensure that her children are also his - even though she must share. As the American Fundamentalist Mormon women put it, 'better a 25% share of a 100% man than a 100% share of a 25% man.' That would seem to argue forcefully in favour of polygamy. To this you can add the eugenic argument that the rich man, even if he hasn't made his own fortune, is surely descended from whoever did, and carries at least some of his genes, and those of the clever, healthy, pretty woman whom he took to wife.
Buit there's the other dynamic, which is physiological. Men and women both want sexual satisfaction, and for the great majority of both, that means straight sex with someone of the opposite. But however virile he is, a man has only a limited capacity to sustain an erection, and produce and ejaculate worthwhile sperm. And while there are drugs which will maintain an erection well past satiety (notably cantharides), they reduce sex to a chore. Why should an alpha male do chores? Viagra and the like are useful for older men, but from the woman's viewpoint, the usefulness is limited. As the man is (generally) no longer young, she may well enjoy the encounter, but will be left craving more. For as is well known, a woman who is skilful, healthy and experienced can enjoy sex far more often during a given period of more than a few minutes than any man, however virile. This observation would seem to argue forcefully in favour of polyandry.
So, how do you construct the sexual habits of an ideal society? Well, the alpha males have many girlfriends, by whom they have many children. The alpha and pretty beta women are those girlfriends. The beta males establish relationships with the discarded girlfriends of the alphas, and quite often have children with them. Beta females who have charm, brains, grit or all three, but lack looks are wild cards - beware!
As for the low-beta/gamma types of both sexes, the breeding prospects are grim. They may meet each other, they may even have sex, but both will be well aware that they are doing the best they can with what is available - who wants a child, which must be nurtured, by one of them? Being dead stupid, they often produce children; Shannon Matthews was an all-too-typical example. She may be salvaged, and there's a lot of motivation to do that; but she remains the child of her parents.
|1 year ago. Rating: 6|
Do whatever works for you, if it don’t work so well you’ll know and that will be that. Laws, rules and decrees are expressions of what others found true for them and passed along. They are suggestions that evolved into laws. Our history has a lot about it that proves itself true every day. Its really stupid to ignore our heritage.
|1 year ago. Rating: 5|
The definition of polygamy according to Webster dictionary is: "The condition of having more than one wife or husband at the same time." This is not acceptable since there will be confusion identifying the father of a women's offspring, however, man has been given permission to practice polygyny which webster's dictionary describes as: "The marriage of one male with more than one female." Restricting the marriage of more than one wife to man alone. Considering the number of single women in society today not only is it wisdom but necessary.
|1 year ago. Rating: 5|
In Malaysia, until well into the 1980s, the situation was rather complicated. Among Malays, who were Muslims, a man could be married to up to four women at once, but no more; however, the divorce procedure was very easy. Among Chinese, there was no theoretical upper limit, and some rich men were married to five or more at a time; but if a man married more women and/or sired more children than he could support, he suffered massive loss of face. Indians, who were generally Tamil Hindus, were monogamous, but the dowry obligation which descended on the bride's family could be very burdensome, and sometimes led to murder.
All this was swept away when the country declared itself secular and monogamous, and refused to give any legal standing to dowry agreements. However, there is currently agitation in several of the northern states to reintroduce Islamic marriage laws. And where are the spare women to come from? Why, from the families of the infidels, obviously! As any pious Muslim can explain, enforced conversion and enforced marriage of an infidel woman is nothing at all like rape!
|1 year ago. Rating: 2|
Polygamy is for men. As a woman, it is not acceptable but tolerated no matter what religion because the women (Islaam) cannot say no. If the man can afford it without depriving one of the women in his "Harem", it is for the man to do so and work towards the communal welfare of his "wives" and the women to say okay, if they are allowed to say okay. Polygamy was after the introduction of a law. Before that it was Mistresses or concubines and acceptable as a life form. Now it is proving too expensive fortunately. But on the net are stories of men with 39 wives, and one with 50. That covers the 52 weeks in a year I guess :).
|1 year ago. Rating: 0|
It is entirely dependant on one's moral and tangible standpoint. This is a conundrum that has existed since time began. Economic practicalities permitting, there is nothing to prevent two or more "consenting adults" to co-habit outside the confines of matrimony. The whole concept of democracy is "freedom of choice" therefore common sense MUST deem this practise permissible! AMEN!
|8 months ago. Rating: 0|