Skip to comments.Interview With Polygamist Winston Blackmore
Posted on 12/13/2006 10:36:35 AM PST by Bushwacker777
"CALLER: Hello. Mr. Blackmore, do any of your wives work?
BLACKMORE: Just about all of them do.
KING: They all do?
KING: And while they're working, who's watching the kids?
BLACKMORE: Well, they take -- they take turns. I mean, there's nurses; there's schoolteachers. There's some going to school to become, you know...
KING: Do you ever gather with all of them?
BLACKMORE: As often as we can.
KING: With all the wives?
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1 ...It is good for a man not to marry. 2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. --1 Corinthians 7:1-3
Hey, it is just another lifestyle choice. /sarc
Most American men are polygamists. Only they do it one wife at a time. The most destructive way possible.
Imagine if a man had 3 wives at the same time then started casting them out on the street with their particular children. There would be an uproar.
Yet that is what we, as a society, approve of today.
If you want to have a dozen wives just do it. Marry yourselves in your church and don;t ask the government for a license or permission, or tax break.
There are many polyamory homes in the Houston area. They are perfectly legal.
That doesn't sound like the King James version I am used to.
Also, wasn't it God who commanded mankind to marry and have children? And wasn't if God who, through the prophet Nathan, told King David that God had blessed him with six wives?
Sometimes it is hard to distinguish what is Paul's words and what was added in later.
This is part of the Warren Jeffs sect of Polygamy that broke away to Canada.
Actually it IS Christian. Paul instructs the church in Timothy to select its' leaders from the members of it's congregation that have only one wife.....which means that there were accepted members who had more. Not to mention many of the old testament figures had multiple wives and absolutely NOTHING in the New Testement changes that allowance.
God didn't make women to enjoy sexual pleasure so we could get it once every six weeks. :(
Back to logic class for you.
BTW, the Greece of Paul's day was a monogamous culture.
Polygamy was not a custom of neither the Greeks who lived in Paul's Greece nor the Romans who ruled Paul's Greece.
Polygamy was a custom of neither the Greeks who lived in Paul's Greece nor the Romans who ruled Paul's Greece.
Polygamy is more suited to the agrarian age than monogamy is: the more hands there are to work a farm the better.
Dignified people, whether they live in an information age or not, do not choose to share their spouse with others.
In any culture where polygamy is pervasive, indolence is the rule and pedophilia is inevitable.
Even societies that are theoretically polygamous - like Islam - are almost wholly monogamous in practice because of the impracticability of polygamy. Even in Islam, only the very wealthy or the very rural are polygamous.
The is the same reasoning used by those who advocate sodomy - that since Jesus never specifically condemned it by name in the Gospels, it is somehow permitted.
Every time Jesus discussed marriage, He discussed it assuming that a marriage exists between one man and one woman.
and also states that Jewish law is not replaced but fulfilled
There is nothing in Jewish law that legislates polygamy excpet for the interesting provision of levirate marriage - which was not compulsory nor even encessary polygamous.
Are Christians required to live by the laws of levirate marriage?
but actually uses the parable of 10 Virgins in a polygamist marriage
The parable has nothing to do with polygamy whatever.
Come now Christ never spoke directly to homosexuality either however He is GOD and did address it in the old testament. You need to quit pulling verses out of context to support your arguments. They are not biblical.
Hmmm...You and my wife need to get together for coffee.
Thats the dumbest argument for polygamy ever.
Those women average 4 kids each. They could have had the same amount of kids if they each had their own husband.
Why not have women have more than one husband? 2 men supporting one woman and all the kids she can pop out?
That would be great!
It had ceased to exist among the Jews by the time of the Second Temple.
In fact, the Jewish law can create a situation where polygamy is the normal required behavior. If you doubt me, read up on when a man must marry his brother's widow.
His choice is either to marry his brother's childless widow or to refuse and be repudiated by her in public.
In practice, the Jews preferred to marry the brother's widow off to an as-yet-unmarried son.
Actual polygamous levirate marriages were probably quite rare, and were usually ended in divorce once they had produced an heir.
In theory, one could marry one's deceased brother's wife, impregnate her with a male heir on the wedding night and divorce her as soon as she gave birth to a son.
Other than that, the Hebrew Scriptures take a pretty negative attitude toward polygamy. It is adduced as a contributing factor to the troubles of King David's monarchy (the Bathsheba incident, the rivalry of David's sons), the cause of Solomon's apostasy and as a source of strife in the home life of the patriarchs.
It is obvious that Jacob did not want to be married to Leah, that Abraham did not want to be married to Hagar who winds up giving issue to the Ishmaelite enemies of the Jews, it is obvious that polygamy was a source of great pain for Hannah, the righteous mother of the prophet Samuel.
Everytime polygamy is discussed in the Hebrew Scriptures it is not valorized.