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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Well, gay marriage or polygamy in and of themselves don't hurt anyone.
    Says ChrisL.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Says ChrisL.
    If people would just mind their own business, it wouldn't have to bother them at all. Worry about yourself and YOUR marriage instead of what other people are doing. Why can't people marry who they want to marry without other people sticking their big nosy faces into their business?

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Being a group discussion, the FLDS have already been brought up. I said groups like them noting that they are not the only groups that fit the criteria you are describing.
    sure. I was speaking to polygamous societies at large, not FLDS in particular.

    I'm not sure what you are talking about as far as a polygamous society at least in the context of the laws of the US (which is where most of this seems to be centered. Allowing legal recognition of polygamy would not turn our society into a polygamous one. We would still be a mostly monogamous society. As far as history goes, I'd like to see any studies on older societies where polygamy produced large populations of young men without access to women. Now I can understand that as a concern for more modern societies as our male mortality rate is way lower then when our tech and medical knowledge didn't allow the life saving and extending that occurs today. Also in today's society, as opposed to the past, we are less patriarchal and as a result, we have same sex pairings as well as larger numbers of individuals who never marry, or wait till their older. Throw in there the fact that multiple marriages (not polygamy) is rather a norm in today's society, availability on the long term scale is not going to be that much of an issue. Add on top of that, that modern US practice (on a non-legal basis) is shifting to highly mixed groupings (multiple males and females) any strain on the inaccessibility of one gender to another would be minimal at best.
    Multiple marriages are indeed becoming a norm in today's society - and they stand as perfect examples to what both myself and CC have posited with regards to stable rearing environments for children. The human wreckage of our liberalization of marriage is a generation of neglected or otherwise poorly raised children, now finding themselves less adequate to the task of forming stable bonds and raising children well.

    Competition for favor and resources occurs in monogamous families as well. If a couple have several children, competition would high. Adding additional adults actually provides the children with more resources.
    Not necessarily true. If dad works and you have two stay at home moms, resources are reduced per family member, not increased. However, what happens then is usually competition between the wives for favor for the children (when they are younger, when they are older the children themselves compete), which is why polygamous societies have often found it useful to codify such things. And competition between two packs within the same family is very qualitatively different than Jimmy and Susie arguing over where to go for dinner, or which child is the favorite.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    If people would just mind their own business, it wouldn't have to bother them at all. Worry about yourself and YOUR marriage instead of what other people are doing. Why can't people marry who they want to marry without other people sticking their big nosy faces into their business?
    No one is sticking into anyone else's marriages. What is getting stuck into is the actions of the state, in particular the state as it handles the practice of issuing marriage licenses. What people do is and remains their own business.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    If people would just mind their own business, it wouldn't have to bother them at all. Worry about yourself and YOUR marriage instead of what other people are doing. Why can't people marry who they want to marry without other people sticking their big nosy faces into their business?
    Because marriage is an integral part of human life. It's depicted everywhere. The question is, do we introduce homosexual lifestyles into areas such as mainstream advertising or our public school systems? Where does it end, ChrisL? How far will human rights activists go to ensure homosexuals get fair access to every facet of our lives? I can tell you right now that it won't stop at marriage.

    You see nothing wrong with gay marriage. I see it as a spiritual disaster. You want excessive tolerance & permissiveness. I want personal discipline and accountability. There's no such thing as coexistence when one side is dictating the rules. That has become very clear .... especially in this country.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    You see nothing wrong with gay marriage. I see it as a spiritual disaster. You want excessive tolerance & permissiveness. I want personal discipline and accountability. There's no such thing as coexistence when one side is dictating the rules. That has become very clear .... especially in this country.
    I want to see how far our churches will go to accept them...

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Because marriage is an integral part of human life. It's depicted everywhere. The question is, do we introduce homosexual lifestyles into areas such as mainstream advertising or our public school systems? Where does it end, ChrisL? How far will human rights activists go to ensure homosexuals get fair access to every facet of our lives? I can tell you right now that it won't stop at marriage.

    You see nothing wrong with gay marriage. I see it as a spiritual disaster. You want excessive tolerance & permissiveness. I want personal discipline and accountability. There's no such thing as coexistence when one side is dictating the rules. That has become very clear .... especially in this country.
    Explain how it would be a spiritual disaster or affect anyone else at ALL if gay people or polygamists get married.

    Do you think it's contagious or something? If you're worried about your children then teach them what you think is important that they know. Then, hopefully, they make the decisions that are right for themselves.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Because marriage is an integral part of human life. It's depicted everywhere. The question is, do we introduce homosexual lifestyles into areas such as mainstream advertising or our public school systems? Where does it end, ChrisL? How far will human rights activists go to ensure homosexuals get fair access to every facet of our lives? I can tell you right now that it won't stop at marriage.

    You see nothing wrong with gay marriage. I see it as a spiritual disaster. You want excessive tolerance & permissiveness. I want personal discipline and accountability. There's no such thing as coexistence when one side is dictating the rules. That has become very clear .... especially in this country.
    Homosexuality is not a lifestyle. Denying homosexuals marriage rights will not end homosexuality.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I'll tell you what, if you want to quote me, then quote JUST me. I refuse to sift through all of your BS just to reply to one of your long and boring posts for one stupid little question.
    I will post as I will post. It is up to you if you wish to take the time to read and respond. The points are there for all to read and to respond to if they want.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Conclusion: Gay parenting through surrogacy or adoption = further confusion for children.
    Conclusion: Straight parenting through surrogacy or adoption = further confusion for children.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    This doesn't help CC's original point, but thanks for the straw man.
    Oh no thank you. After all it was yours I dismantled.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Gay marriage is catastrophic from the Christian perspective, but do these people care? Of course not. Usually it's just the middle finger, but other times it gets worse:

    Gay Activists Threaten Violence - Research - Chalcedon

    Yeah, these shepherds of enlightenment are harmless....
    Yep as harmless as Christian activists blowing up aborting clinics. And last I checked this is the United States where freedom of religion rules and gay marriage is not catastrophic from the perspective of some of the other religions of this country.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    sure. I was speaking to polygamous societies at large, not FLDS in particular.
    As was I. FLDS do however, tend to be the first group most think of in this country when polygamy comes up. Thus using their name to reference the particular types of polygamists I was referring to.



    Multiple marriages are indeed becoming a norm in today's society - and they stand as perfect examples to what both myself and CC have posited with regards to stable rearing environments for children. The human wreckage of our liberalization of marriage is a generation of neglected or otherwise poorly raised children, now finding themselves less adequate to the task of forming stable bonds and raising children well.
    I'm guessing that you mean becoming a norm on a social aspect vice a legal one?

    Not necessarily true. If dad works and you have two stay at home moms, resources are reduced per family member, not increased. However, what happens then is usually competition between the wives for favor for the children (when they are younger, when they are older the children themselves compete), which is why polygamous societies have often found it useful to codify such things. And competition between two packs within the same family is very qualitatively different than Jimmy and Susie arguing over where to go for dinner, or which child is the favorite.
    Wait how is having two stay at home mom's less resources per family member than one? When one mom is busy the other can take up the slack. Beyond that how is one additional adult any more of a resource drain than an additional child? And how the hell do you codify "favor"? Beyond that I would like to see some studies that did not include groups like the FLDS to support this. None of this jives with anything I've experienced as part of the poly community.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I want to see how far our churches will go to accept them...
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