Originally Posted by Heera Singh
Not really... there was simply nothing left to say. But if you want more...
God made the law that man can have up to four wives and that women can have only one husband. God knows His creation better than the creation know themselves and if He
says that this is what works best than He is right and we accept that even if it doesn't make sense to us.
The china and india growth development is not recent, its been stemming for centuries. In fact, one of the biggest causes for loss of life in asia and africa is due to aids; one of main causes of aids being polygamy.
China and India are only two countries, the world is bigger than that, and I thought the main cause of AIDS was people sleeping around and waiting until they marry, not polygamy!
And it wud be less strange to take her in and sleep with her, with your other wife in the other room?
Other house, you mean. Each wife gets her own house.
Are you assuming that a woman can't maintain herself?
No I'm not. But many women can't maintain themselves, maybe not as much with the younger generation of women city areas of the western world, but certainly in the rest of the world were women are pressured into working, especially if they are single mothers.
I'm sure there isn't any shortage of men in the world. In fact, there are more men then women in the world, which means there's more then enough 'fish in the sea' for women. There's approximately 40 million more men then women in the world. I will find the source for that info if u want.
There are many times in history were there have been shortages of men. For example, early Islamic history, the Muslims were constantly involved in battles, people were attacking them left, right and centre and many, many men died as a result.
Anyway, there may not be a shortage of men, but there certainly may be a shortage of men who are willing to marry, say, a widow or divorcee who has young children.
But it doesn't matter, shortage of men or not, polygamy it is still permissible.
Nowhere have i stated that polygamy was started with Islam. Yes, it WAS very common (outsie of marriage), which is a shame. Christians, 650 years earlier, forbade sex outside marriage (polygamy),
Polygamy IS marriage! :hiding:
The loophole i'm talkin bout is making it 'legal' in MARRIAGE.
very much legal, at least in the Arab world!
I don't think your comment about marrying as many as they wanted and divorcing them is accurate, as christians aren't 'allowed' to divorce.
The world isn't made up of only Jews, Christians and Muslims. I was referring to the people in the Arabian peninsula who were almost all idolaters. they used to have many wives. And it is perfectly accurate when I say they used to marry as many as they want and divorce them as they please (and take them back as they please too, they even used to inherit
Islam didn't 'stop' polygamy, they jus 'reduced' the number of wives a person can have.
That is what I said. Oh, and I forgot to mention Islam also put the condition that men must be able to treat them justly, or else they can't marry more than one.
In fact, I would argue that there's been an INCREASE in polygamy due to islam, since it is seen as okay.
Proof? Got any stats? And anyway, so what if it did? As long as those families are happy with the arrangement them I'm cool with it.
My comment was made because of an earlier comment (i dunno if it was by you or sum1 else) in regards to having big families. There are tens millions of kids in Africa and Middle East and Asia who won't live for more then a few months more because of their conditions. If the excuse given for polygamy is to have big families, 1 husband and 1 wife can adopt many kids, who otherwise have little chance of living in their present conditions, and keep the population of the world increasing.
Yeh, and polygamy does not stop that! You can't try to argue against polygamy by saying there are orphans in the world, it is like saying people are immoral for having their own kids when there are orphans without parents. It's not right.