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  • It is not part of my culture. So it is not for me. I can not make a fair judgment about a culture I did not experience. It can probably be bad, it can probably be good. It will depend on the particular people living it.
  • Too much work for me! I have enough problems running one (long distance) relationship. But for people who can make it work, as long as it's equal opportunity (men and women can both have multiple husbands/wives), and everyone in the relationship is a consenting adult, I don't see why it should be a problem. Until I hit on them or they hit on me, someone else's sex life is not my business.
  • A bummer for "appearances".
  • It's not for me, but I can't help but wonder why it's illegal. It doesn't seem to me there should be federal laws to protect us from ourselves. I can't imagine polygamy hurts anyone other than possibly those involved. +5
  • whatever floats your boat!! I'm too jealous and could not deal with too many women with my guy, but I have not lived in that environment or society.
  • I do not support polygamy in the slightest bit. It is true that the Mormon church did at one time support polygamy but now it is the groups that have broken away from the church that still practice it.
  • Live and let live.
  • If all parties agree and aren't being taken advantage of, then I really don't care one way or another who marries who.
  • It probably wouldn't turn out to be as good as I daydream it might be... ;-)
  • ok, as long as men AND women can have more than one partner
  • in an age where we covet eachother, I dont see that catching on. however there are some folks who cant keep just one mate, they always run into the princess and her dillusions though.
  • i believe the underlying issue you refer to is trust. I think that as long as everyone in the situation is communicating honestly with each other, it can make for some fun times. the problem people have is ego. i refer to men and women here. we all have our ideas of who and what people should be and these ego expectations are often what cause the trouble. so, like I said, open communication lets people know where they stand and then it's up to them to decide if they want to be involved.
  • Strange how those who practice it, claim it started with men supporting widows. Yet they inevitably start going for younger and younger women, and then girls. That's a lot of Mothers in laws to deal with.
  • I'm in 2 minds over it :)
  • I have multiple thoughts on the subject. Most of them are under aged. +5
  • Same as my thoughts on monogamy. It should be up to the individuals. You, I, and the law should butt out.
  • I think it should be left up to the people involved. If everyone is okay with having more than one spouse, then go for it. I personally couldn't handle it, but everyone is different.
  • I'm fine with it as long as the people are old enough and mature enough. It does make me sick however when I see those old farts marrying these young girls who are just barely old enough to bleed. Such as those creeps in Bountiful, B.C. Canada.
  • This is what the Bible requires of a person who is a leader of proper religion... (1 Timothy 3:2) The overseer should therefore be irreprehensible, a husband of one wife, moderate in habits, sound in mind, orderly, hospitable, qualified to teach, HUSBAND OF ONE WIFE...
  • Polygamy is a good way to go if somebody wants to guarantee that they will never be alone.
  • Not good.
  • It's a violation of nature, and highly indecent. It makes me sick.
  • It's hard enough dealing with one at times...
  • I thinks its preaty cool I would love to have 10 wives
  • Too many mother-in-laws!
  • I suspect that it was originally a useful practice in societies where women were dependent on men as 'breadwinners' to allow men to pick up spares. I note that Biblically the women tended to be widows of family members. That seems a kindness in an otherwise not-so-very-kind society. As someone else noted this quickly devolves into people building harems and signing up for the virgin of the month club. . When rich people, who often had the pick of the litter, now take as many of the available women as they wish you are going to start seeing a lot of resentment in males who suddenly discover their beloved is stashed in some guy's menagerie.
  • My thoughts are that God has permitted polygamy in the past, but prohibits it at this time. Whatever his reasons are I expect they are good ones.
  • Not cool! Not cool at all.
  • I wouldn't object to it in societies where it is allowed and considered normal, but that is not allowed in my society.
  • It works for some people, but not many. Personally, I think most men who live a polygamous lifestyle are manipulating, narcissistic and ego centric. The women they manage to play their game are as socially off-center as the man is.
  • I think it is hard enough to be married to one person, never mind more.
  • I personally believe that Old Testament Polygyny(OT) was okay and New Testament(NT) Polygyny was okay if were were not a leader of a church. By NT times polygyny had become less and less popular because of a changing social scene oriented towards the ruling, monogamous Romans. Polygyny practiced by Lebenese Jews and Muslims is fine with me. But the LDS (JS) and FLDS groups out there that try to justify thier sinful polygyny with references to OT men of God... well definitely not ok in my book. They violate almost every single polygyny law in the Book (literally). I don't believe that polygyny is appropriate for the modern world (especially America) and will be sought after by certain people for the wrong reasons. It is not something that will fit into our current society and will not be tolerated by most.
  • You characterized Polygamy and "a violation of nature". To some it seems to come quite naturally, and in some cultures is the norm. So it is NOT a violation of nature. . Now you are calling it immoral, which is something quite different. And it does not imply, nor is it implied by "violation of nature". . Haul out your reasons for considering it "immoral" and let's examine them. I'm betting it is because you've been taught it is immoral and you accept that without any actual reasons of your own. . bigot : a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group with hatred and intolerance. . Are you SURE you are not a bigot? Your initial statement certainly seems to fit this definition.
  • It's better than cheating. I'm okay with it, but I do not want it done to me. I'm way too selfish. +6
  • Too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
  • I feel bad for the "many persons" (usually wives) because they have settled for the fact that they are sharing their partner and probably feel that they don't deserve the full attention and love from anyone.
  • While the thought of having more than one woman to choose from every night is a pleasant thought, the idea of having to put up with more than one bitching mouth overrides it. A wife is a pain in the ass enough without having to worry about having two to listen to. Ha!
  • an easier way to spread cooties!
  • Ive always wanted to meet a lesbian polygymast
  • Grosses me out think of sharing my husband with other vaginas......*gags*
  • I think what any 2 or more consenting adults do together is their own damn business and the government needs to start sticking it's nose in IT'S business and leave free Americans alone. this is based on polygamy being the marriage of three or more consenting and aware adults, not cult brainwashed followers, teenagers or the mentally handicapped. it is very possible that a second wife or husband could have been the glue that would have saved many a marriage that ended in divorce.

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