I read an interview with a very successfully indoctrinated mormon wife, her husband is also married to her elder sister, she was married at 16, her own daughter was married at 15. The children of the community go to community schools and are kept isolated from the rest of the world. Girls are usually not educated above basic level. Girls are also told they cannot enter heaven unless married, and only with a husband as the ”doorkeeper”. A woman cannot enter heaven on her own.
And of course there is no suppression of women…..
She was being interviewed at the court to explain her community because some of the men were being charged with polygamy.
Now the discussion we had on facebook was, should the law forbid polygamy?
Actually I don’t think so, but the world being what it is we should.
I don’t think so because I think that consenting adults should live their own lives, make their own free decisions, after having informed themselves, and marry whom or what they want.
The key word though is ”adults”. With that I mean human beings of 21 and older. And with ”free decisions” I mean people who as children have been brought up in a normal secular school system, with proper science classes, and no religious or dogmatic indoctrination.
And unfortunately that is not the case here. Here we see a woman defending her community and her faith but it is clear she was never allowed any freedom of thought, and the dogma does not allow her any freedom in deciding whether she want to get married or not in the first place.
So I am sorry but her testimony proves nothing, except the necessity to take the children away and give them a humane childhood and proper schooling.
As soon as you invent stuff like hell, and eternal torture and suffering, and you then start making demands of certain kinds of behavior from people, you have taken away the concept of ”free choice”.
And as this kind of abuse of children is rampant upon the planet at the moment, not to mention the forceful ”marriages” of underage girls to pedophile geriatrics, I think that, against my personal preference, we should have laws forbidding polygamy.
And it really irks me to write this because I really truly think we should not forbid polygamy.
If adults think they are very happy in a multiple partnership they should be free to exercise that partnership. If a man wants to marry more than one wife, and those wives think it is a good idea and they will all live happily ever after they should be allowed to do so, and no law should stop them!
Of course that would also include the right of any or all of those wives to choose to have other husbands as well.
It would also include lesbian couples,
Everybody should be allowed to marry anybody.
And anybody else.
As long as they are adults, have freedom of mind, and are all willing, and the other partners in the relationship are also willing to share.