Theoretically, I have no issue with it. Consenting adults can enter into whatever kinds of relationships they want.<br />
HOWEVER polygamy in practice does not involve that much consent and has a massive gender imbalance. When you have groups like the Fundamentalist LDS that just give fourteen year-old girls to old men as 'wives' you have a supremely ****** up situation that's not at all consenting. <br />
You can extend that to all sorts of other cultures with polygamy - although I honestly don't know enough about their practices to comment that much. Just the idea of a world where a man can have many wives but a woman can't have many husbands is not one which sits well.<br />
So you remove the inherit sexism and polygamy is fine.
And don't forget, a handful of elders get a group of wives ( they need 7 to achieve the highest levels of heaven ) so where does that leave the rest of the "worthy" men? The lost boys...
No completely opposed. It's a curious situation anyway.
I don't really like the idea of that or promiscuity ( pretty similar) I'd never do it... :)
doesn't sound unnatural
I think it's creepy. Polyamory seems much more likely to be fair to all involved, where polygamy seems to be skewed toward the man's wants and needs. Just seems like a way for creepy guys who'd normally have trouble getting 1 girl to get 3 or 4.
I think the behaviors of adults affect kids, but there are worse things to affect kids than polygamy. Closed community polygamy is an evil when tied to religion. Open polygamy I can deal with. I would not do it, but I think the government should stay out of our pants. I wouldn't want a part-time marriage.
great grandfather was a polygamist...i don't really care if it makes others happy then good for em...just fix the tax code so they only get benefits for one marriage.
that's the only reason they outlawed it at the turn of the 20th century and mainstream mormons had to abandon the practice due to tax abuse or advantge essentially
Yah, uh huh... but it appeared as a "revelation", uh huh.
One spouse at a time.
Not a good idea. It should be one person giving all his or her love to one person.
Good idea if the man could equal between his wives .
Good game but i still prefer scrabble.
One wife damn near killed me, why would I want more
Selfish man--desperate women.
Different strokes for different folks
Not something I could be part of, but to each his (and their) own.
That's what I would imagine. But some want the right to discover that for themselves.