Monogamy: a Pagan Abomination?

Postby strange_person » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:26 am ... arriage/5/


I have demonstrated that monogamy is not commanded in the

Bible, and that it is not the doctrine of Christianity. I

shall now account for its origin, by proving that it is the

joint offspring of paganism and Romanism. The social system

of European monogamy is proved to be derived from the ancient

Greeks and Romans (especially from the latter), by the early

histories of the nations of Europe, and by an uninterrupted

descent of traditional customs from them to our own times. It

is one of those pagan abominations which we have inherited,

which the Roman Church has sanctioned and confirmed, and from

which we find it so difficult to emancipate ourselves.

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Re: Monogamy: a Pagan Abomination?

Postby Anna » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:33 am

Why not?
If a woman wanted to have got a few husbands?
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Re: Monogamy: a Pagan Abomination?

Postby Coda » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:51 am

*laugh* This isn't news to me. I've known that monogamy isn't a principle of Judeo-Christian scripture.

There is one exception, and I think this exception is the reason why it took off: The New Testament says that deacons and elders (two specific kinds of church leaders) must be the husband of only one wife. This isn't a blanket admonition against polygamy, but a specific requirement for a specific post.

It's in the same class of mistake as trying to apply the Jewish laws specifically targeted at the priesthood to the common person. It wasn't intended for everyone.
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