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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    The children are the only concern in these arrangements. Should children have 3 or 4 legal parents?
    They should certainly have three or four adults who are responsible for raising them. If making them legal parents helps accomplish that... so much the better.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    I support polygamy. I am required to based on my reasoning for many other political opinions: Consenting adults may do whatever they like with each other, assuming it is not an act of force, fraud or threat on another.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    As anyone familiar with the gay marriage threads knows, polygamy is often brought up to test the logical consistency of a given argument and identify what, if anything, would justify keeping polygamy illegal in a world where consenting adults can enter in any contract they wish.

    I personally have never possessed nor read a strong argument against polygamy, and I become confused when some pro-gm folks would not also support polygamy, as such individuals can never articulate their reasons.

    This thread does not need to involve gay marriage at all. I actually believe we could have a better discussion if gay marriage were included as little as passable.

    I invite anyone with strong objections or support of polygamy to make their arguments known.

    • Do you think legalized polygamy in society would affect you in any way? If so, in what way and to what degree?
    • Do you think polygamy could help lower the divorce, juvenile crime or runaway rates; or improve academic performance?
    • If you can argue the polygamy brings increased economic security, how would polygamy affect the abortion rate?


    Those are just a few questions to get your thoughts moving, please feel free to make any argument you wish.
    what a bunch of poop. Polygamy is a whole other ball game. I was born in Utah, and have been in towns where cult polygamy is practiced. Tis demeaning to both men and women and discriminates against women in a terrible inhuman manner. To compare this to two people, man to man, woman to woman, man to woman, wanting have a relationship is totally wierd.

    Tis prejudice and discrimination, that you are preaching.

    your arguments could be used against the Boy Scouts, the Army, the Space program.

    Read the poll about brainwashing.
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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by SWM View Post
    I support polygamy. I am required to based on my reasoning for many other political opinions: Consenting adults may do whatever they like with each other, assuming it is not an act of force, fraud or threat on another.
    Agreed.
    I have no problems with it as long as females can also marry as many male as they wish.


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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer View Post
    Polygamy is a whole other ball game. I was born in Utah, and have been in towns where cult polygamy is practiced. Tis demeaning to both men and women and discriminates against women in a terrible inhuman manner.
    I'd say this is a fairly apt description of the Fundamentalist Mormon lifestyle, from their marriage practices to their childrearing practices to their religious practices. They treat women and children as commodities to be traded and to be distributed by the leader as rewards for obedience.

    I don't think anyone here is defending such loathsome practices. I know that I certainly am not.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    • [a]Do you think legalized polygamy in society would affect you in any way? If so, in what way and to what degree?
      [b]Do you think polygamy could help lower the divorce, juvenile crime or runaway rates; or improve academic performance?
      [c]If you can argue the polygamy brings increased economic security, how would polygamy affect the abortion rate?


    Those are just a few questions to get your thoughts moving, please feel free to make any argument you wish.
    a) Possibly. I have no traditionaly been the alpha male architype. Although I am now roughly average in height and build,growing up I was always the shortest and smallest (or second shortest or smallest) in the class.
    Being bumped up a year (as I moved between the end of our primary school system at standard 3 instead of end fo standard 4, due to being doing all the standard 4 work already, and being about to move city,my parents deciding I might as well only start a new school once).

    I kind of fear a polygymous world. Where the pretty boy/jock alpha's score or the chicks,leaving no pussy for the grindin ass soldiers that make society work. Does this makse sense?
    It is not that I am inherantly opposed to the idea. It is just that I fear how it may operate. As (despite having a happy and satisying relationship with an amazing women),for the msotpart, I dont think women have terribly good taste in men. For example, the traits I pride myself on as a eprson are hardly condusive to pulling copious amounts of broads. Being more walk than talk, more think than say, and less work, less spend. So basically, i got no major beef. but im just not sure its gona wind up with me ramming 4 super models a night. More than likely, that will be the fate of the scumbag and the weak fool being bled by parasites. Which means that it is likely that there will be elss pussy around for the mroe reasonable among us to bed and/or wife.

    Im gona ignore the other 2, as idk or care heaps. I dont think ti would be that significant.


    And tbh, I dont think it would become the norm. Not nationally,or globally.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Legal ramifications are a big issue here....I think it would lead to the elimination of rights and benefits related to marriage. Employers would stop offering medical benefits to families or spouses, as a first step.
    I can't think of any good reason to have more than one wife, but then, I am not so young anymore.
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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonslayer View Post
    what a bunch of poop. Polygamy is a whole other ball game. I was born in Utah, and have been in towns where cult polygamy is practiced. Tis demeaning to both men and women and discriminates against women in a terrible inhuman manner. To compare this to two people, man to man, woman to woman, man to woman, wanting have a relationship is totally wierd.

    Tis prejudice and discrimination, that you are preaching.

    your arguments could be used against the Boy Scouts, the Army, the Space program.

    Read the poll about brainwashing.
    I'm not sure how being ignorant on the topic = arguing it either way, so I don't understand why you think I support polygamy. I certainly haven't argued in favor of it here.

    How is Christian polygamy different from Muslim polygamy, if at all? Could provide a source or 2 on abuses that take place within polygamist families in Utah? I honestly don't know and welcome any information in either direction.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    How is Christian polygamy different from Muslim polygamy, if at all?
    Well, ain't trying to paint a picture of Muslim polygamy that's all sunshine and roses, but there is a strict religious limit to the number of wives a Muslim man is allowed to take-- four-- and I've never heard of a case where a man's wives and children were taken from him and given to another man for disobeying the local imam.

    There are still abuses, but at that point, they do not appear to either be as systematic as the Mormon fundies, nor do they appear to be different in character from the abuses that occur within monogamous marriages.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Multiple sammiches comin' at me from multiple babymakers? Perhaps a good idea...But then, Do I want more than one person complaining about my shortcomings? all at once? And what happens when they get on the same menstrual cycle...That's 3-5 days I won't be anywhere near my house each month. And that of course will lead to even more complaining.

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