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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 04:10 PM

20. I have a big problem with polygamy

In Biblical times, polygamy sounded like a good idea at the time: a society that needed to produce 10 to 15 children to get one adult had a better chance of survival if the handful of men with the best success at impregnating women were allowed to marry as many women as they wanted.

Six thousand years ago, no one knew what an inherited disease was, but they had to have noticed all Efraim's daughters bled to death through their vaginas the first time they menstruated, or all Jacob's kids with fifteen of his eighteen wives went blind and deaf and lost the ability to swallow at the age of three. It was then that the elders of the town figured out that spreading out the fathering duties so every man had only one wife eliminated the possibility one man's defective seed could lead to the town dying out.

That scenario won't happen again - there are enough people who aren't polygamist Mormons to preserve the species - but there's no sense risking it. It would be Religious Discrimination! to require any man seeking a polygamous marriage to undergo genetic testing and cruel to the kids to not do that, so marriage needs to be between two, and only two, people. Gender mix up to you.

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