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Mike Huckabee equates polygamy to incest…again…!

….. Former Arkansas Govenor and Presidential candidate, and now talk show host Mike Huckabe once again equating polygamy to incest and homsexuality.

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/opinionz … um=twitter

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Hi from Australia

G’day from Australia. I have enjoyed reading the posts on here for a few months now and thought I might add a few of my own. In my country the only public discussion of polygamy that I am aware of, occurs in connection with the social practices of Muslim immigrants. There is zero concept in public thought of polygamy outside Islam. Religion in Australia is usually a private matter, whereas from a distance it appears religion in the USA is of much greater public concern. Of course the usual attempts towards legalisation of homosexual marriage are occurring; and public perception is that gay partnerships are fine. But I am pretty sure that polygamy would be perceived by the general public as 1. Outrageous Muslim behaviour that does not belong in this country, 2. An attempt at welfare fraud or 3. Religious nutters. Please note I am simply reporting on what I think public perception would be, not stating my personal opinion. In practice polygamy is ocasionally visible, if you know what you are looking for. Just the other day I noticed a family of Middle Eastern origin at the local shopping centre with one man, three women, and young children being passed around with obvious practice.

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Our Polygamy Story

Hello All,

Recently my first wife and I have come into the knowledge that polygamy is not a sin and have in fact been called to it. Here is a condensed version of hte journey that the Lord has taken us on.

My wife and I grew up in two small neighboring towns. We attended the same church throughout our late adolescent and teenage years. The church we attended was pastored by the father of my best friend and college roommate. We were both saved at an early age and have been very passionate about pursuing a relationship with Christ our Lord and Savior. One of the most prominent things we were taught is that the word of God reigns supreme, and studying it is key to understanding who God is and what He has in store for us. We both diligently study the word of God during our teenage years learning how to rightly divide the word of God. Shortly before I left for engineering college at Letourneau University I asked Sue to date me with the intentions that we would some day, marry. We broke up during this time, completely due to a misunderstanding, which would not be resolved till the end of the summer; and during this time Sue considered, although however briefly, the idea of marrying an individual who was polygamous. I was contacted by one of her friends, namely Fey, who at the time was dating my best friend, who was my room mate at college, and asked if I could please talk to Sue because she was thinking about some pretty crazy things, like polygamy. Although I did not have any moral convictions on polygamy being right or wrong. I did relate it to Mormonism because of past dealings with Mormon missionaries and studying to refute their doctrine. I reviewed the subject briefly, but being swamped by my school load, only found that the subject needed more attention. I related to my wife to be that it would be social suicide, but I did not have any moral answers to give her. During my time at college not only was a I required to take 12 additional bible classes, but my theolog…

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Is polygamy commanded?

I was considering the following verse:

1 Corinthians 7:8-9 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

If an unmarried or widowed woman was to fall in love with a married man, would this not be a command for them to enter a polygamous marriage?

Also, if a married man (I realize the verses above state "unmarried") fell in love with an unmarried or widowed woman, would it not be better for him to marry her also rather then "burn with passion" and perhaps participate in fornication with her?

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The Argument against polygamy

I recently came out into the open with a lifelong christian friend about my beliefs and feelings supporting the biblical basis for polygamy. She is not a biblical scholar and her response was obviously a cut and paste from some websites. I thought it might prove useful to post them here, so others can see what some use as an arguement against biblical polygyny. Although sad, I did find some of these points amusing as how poorly they use the scripture in the argument.
I thought it would be a good mental excercise on defending ones position on biblical polygamy.

Argument #1

I know you’ve probably read all of these… But after reading them myself, I don’t see how polygamy could be justified for our day in age. It’s not what God intended marriage to be. Just some more for you to think about. –my friend

What does Scripture say about Polygamy?
In Matt. 19:4 we are told by Jesus that God created one “male and [one] female” and joined them in marriage. Mark 10:6-8:"But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, ‘and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh.
The two as one is the pattern on how marriage was to be conducted from the start. NOT three or four as one.
Eve was taken from Adams body and given back to him as his wife (singular) showing God’s approval of what the marriage union is to be like. God always spoke of man’s “wife,” as singular, not wives. Notice it also states one father one mother.
It wasn’t until sin made man fall (Gen. 4:23) that polygamy occurs. Cain was cursed, Lamech is a descendent of Cain and the first to practice polygamy. The first time polygamous relationship is found in the Bible is with a thriving rebellious society in sin; when a murderer named “Lamech [a descendant of Cain] took for himself two wives” (Gen.4:19, 23).
The same Godly pattern of one man and one wife is lived by Noah. At the ti

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Overcoming Objections To Plural Marriage: Topic 4

Polygamy was only allowed as a ‘necessary evil’ in times past because certain conditions existed. For instance, in times of war where many man may have been killed, producing a surplus of women, it became necessary. Also, in many cultures where property or rights were extended through male lineage rather than law, it was necessary to protect those rights through the allowance of polygamy. However, in our world today these ‘supply and demand’ and ‘property’ issues are not a concern, therefore the reasons for polygamy no longer exist. Those who practice polygamy today do so either by choice based on available wealth, or by coercion through tightly-controlled communities who create false ‘supply and demand’ scenarios (example: FLDS communities forcing younger men out of their communities).

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Hello from Brazil

Hello, my name is Christiano, I’m from São Paulo, Brazil, I’m 33 years old and although I’m not married yet, I’m in favor of polygamy. I’ve created a blog yesterday about polygamy: http://defendingtheprinciple.blogspot.com/ (any suggestions are welcome).

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