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Christian polygamy
Dom1234
9/4/2013   
 
Member Why do almost all American Christians say a man can only have one wife? Old testament men often had more than one, Jesus never said it was wrong, and in a lot of other countries it's still normal.
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9/4/2013
 
Dom1234
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Why do almost all American Christians say a man can only have one wife? Old testament men often had more than one, Jesus never said it was wrong, and in a lot of other countries it's still normal.
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SteelBlues
9/20/2013   
 
Member Well written, littlemissy. *s*
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9/20/2013
 
SteelBlues
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Well written, littlemissy. *s*
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saiya
9/22/2013   
 
Member littlemissy yes, well written but the factual information isn't 100% correct.

I am neither pro or con for the subject. I love learning all I can on both side of an subject before I form a concrete opinion or present points as undisputed facts.

http://www.christianpolygamy.com/

http://kgov.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-polygamy

Don't forget the bible also encouraged sex outside of a marriage, sex with slaves, sex with woman bought just for the purpose of sex, and my personal favorite (and ya'll all know why) backed up by The Epigraph. When the wife, or wives (yeah wives) cannot provide the desired offspring it the man is supposed to find the prettiest maid/friend to the wife and knock her up. The bible as we know it today with impossible to follow due to the very nature the contradictions EVERYWHERE in there. Why would a man get absolved from most of the major ten commandments just for the purpose of having a desired offspring? Not needed, just desired. The biblical leaders cherry picked what was most important to them as it pertained to them at that time. Frankly, if it was meant to be be something more rigid than a loose interpretation of how we should be then the all powerful would have been powerful enough to make sure the message stayed clear, relevant, and undisputed. No others but the one true god? How about no other rules but the one true set of rules?
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9/22/2013
 
saiya
Member
littlemissy yes, well written but the factual information isn't 100% correct.

I am neither pro or con for the subject. I love learning all I can on both side of an subject before I form a concrete opinion or present points as undisputed facts.

http://www.christianpolygamy.com/

http://kgov.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-polygamy

Don't forget the bible also encouraged sex outside of a marriage, sex with slaves, sex with woman bought just for the purpose of sex, and my personal favorite (and ya'll all know why) backed up by The Epigraph. When the wife, or wives (yeah wives) cannot provide the desired offspring it the man is supposed to find the prettiest maid/friend to the wife and knock her up. The bible as we know it today with impossible to follow due to the very nature the contradictions EVERYWHERE in there. Why would a man get absolved from most of the major ten commandments just for the purpose of having a desired offspring? Not needed, just desired. The biblical leaders cherry picked what was most important to them as it pertained to them at that time. Frankly, if it was meant to be be something more rigid than a loose interpretation of how we should be then the all powerful would have been powerful enough to make sure the message stayed clear, relevant, and undisputed. No others but the one true god? How about no other rules but the one true set of rules?
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Dom1234
9/30/2013   
 
Member Wow I haven't checked this in a while. So... Just because something happens in the bible doesn't mean it's "allowed".

And the bible doesn't really contridicy itself as much as I used to think.
This is an example. How men use to have multiple wives but then the Bible says if a man divorces his wife and Marries another he's an adulterer. Here's the thing. Divorce is wrong. It's not what God intended. It doesn't condem marrying another woman WITHOUT divorce. So there it is. If it contridicts itself you're misunderstanding it.

That is a good point though about polygamy being something God allows but doesn't prefer.

Edited: 9/30/2013 by Dom1234
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9/30/2013
 
Dom1234
Member
Wow I haven't checked this in a while. So... Just because something happens in the bible doesn't mean it's "allowed".

And the bible doesn't really contridicy itself as much as I used to think.
This is an example. How men use to have multiple wives but then the Bible says if a man divorces his wife and Marries another he's an adulterer. Here's the thing. Divorce is wrong. It's not what God intended. It doesn't condem marrying another woman WITHOUT divorce. So there it is. If it contridicts itself you're misunderstanding it.

That is a good point though about polygamy being something God allows but doesn't prefer.

Edited: 9/30/2013 by Dom1234
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ImaDummy
10/1/2013   
 
Member lol

This looks like a lot of good reasons to never get married in the first place.

Nothing wrong with living together as a common-law couple. (a civil union, if you will)

AND, it gives a couple the opportunity to include other like-minded individuals to the union since there is no marriage in the first place.

and a quote from Robert Heinlein (the character Lazarus Long in the book Time Enough for Love)

"The more you love, the more you can love — and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just."
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10/1/2013
 
ImaDummy
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lol

This looks like a lot of good reasons to never get married in the first place.

Nothing wrong with living together as a common-law couple. (a civil union, if you will)

AND, it gives a couple the opportunity to include other like-minded individuals to the union since there is no marriage in the first place.

and a quote from Robert Heinlein (the character Lazarus Long in the book Time Enough for Love)

"The more you love, the more you can love — and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just."
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Dom1234
10/3/2013   
 
Member Which post belittles Christianity?
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10/3/2013
 
Dom1234
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Which post belittles Christianity?
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