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To: philosofy123
What does egalitarianism have to do with monogamy. Monogamy is much older. Polygamy has been at least frowned on for centuries. Excepting Mormons and their sub-sects, name one Western polygamist (That is someone who has plural wives and/or concubines.) Just so you don't throw King David back at me either. By Western I mean the western part of the Roman Empire and it's successors, including us. Don't call multiple mistresses 'concubines' either, because they aren't.
47 posted on 04/23/2004 12:46:05 PM PDT by NathanR (California Si! Aztlan NO!)
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To: NathanR
Polygamy is practiced in Moslem nations today, Mormans, and other backward cultures. It used to be practiced by the Hebrews, and most old cultures a few thousand years ago. My point is; the reason monagomy became the trend for change in most cultures is the drive for equality. Do the math, there are 50% men/women ratio on this planet, so if rich guys like King Solomon would have thousand wifes, then 999 guys will go without wives, simply do it with the sheep? heh! Egaliterian, religions, or women rights; whatever was the cause of that change from polygamy to monogomy, may it is time to rethink of changing back.
48 posted on 04/23/2004 1:05:49 PM PDT by philosofy123
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