Current Topics
204 Mass Shootings in 204 Days
by Ken Condon
Today at 02:06 AM
Who’s in and who’s out in the first Republican debate
by rporter314
Yesterday at 03:24 PM
GOP’s problem isn’t Donald Trump; it’s the voters
by NW Ponderer
Yesterday at 12:27 PM
The 50 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows Ever
by NW Ponderer
07/26/15 02:46 PM
Sandra Bland
by NW Ponderer
07/26/15 12:02 PM
GOP Candidates Promote Fraudulent Organization
by NW Ponderer
07/26/15 11:34 AM
Six Californias
by Greger
07/25/15 10:52 PM
It is Time for Sequester to Die
by Greger
07/25/15 10:48 PM
Round Table For The Month Of July, 2015
by Scoutgal
07/25/15 11:20 AM
The American Dream
by Scoutgal
07/25/15 10:51 AM
Texas Board of Education cuts Thomas Jefferson out of its textbooks.
by Scoutgal
07/25/15 10:30 AM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
07/24/15 03:31 PM
God's magical abortion procedure
by pdx rick
07/24/15 08:34 AM
The Death of Satire
by Scoutgal
07/23/15 07:41 PM
Are We still capable of big acts of imagination
by Scoutgal
07/23/15 12:11 PM
Forum Stats
6003 Members
55 Forums
14865 Topics
253421 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 01:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#267656 - 01/16/14 11:38 AM Why plural marriages make sense
Ardy Offline
veteran

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 11994
Loc: San Jose, Ca USA
AN INTERESTING OP ED FROM CNN

Quote:
Why plural marriages make sense
cnn

As discussed in other threads, a new perceptive on relationships has spill over into gay marriage also though this guy proposes that the gov mostly gets out of the question


Edited by Ardy (01/16/14 11:43 AM)
_________________________
"It's not a lie if you believe it." -- George Costanza
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. --Bertrand Russel

Top
#267663 - 01/16/14 12:33 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 12681
Over time I have come to the same conclusion as the author. It's sometimes necessary to untangle the emotional from the rational. There is merit to "traditional" nuclear families, but that merit should not overshadow the benefits of other arrangements. They should be considered on their own merits. Multiple partners prevent straying and enhance support networks. If the goal is strong social units, let's let variety reign. It would be hard to find a more socially fragile and imperfect institution than traditional marriage. Consider that divorce rates indicate that the traditional marriage has already had it's zenith. Multiple marriage is already a norm.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#267668 - 01/16/14 12:57 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: NW Ponderer]
logtroll Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 6870
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Aren't all marriages plural?
The Smiths
The Montaignes
The Larrondos
Hmm
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
...There is merit to "traditional" nuclear families, but that merit should not overshadow the benefits of other arrangements. They should be considered on their own merits. ...

Such is the slippery slope to human-bovine marriages, human-Gila monster connuptials, even corporate mergers... where does it end?
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you know what the problem is." Logtroll

Top
#267692 - 01/16/14 08:46 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 12681
With consent. Until animals are deemed competent to enter contracts...
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#267701 - 01/16/14 09:26 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
pondering_it_all Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 4577
Loc: North San Diego County
The Religious Right should have no trouble supporting Traditional Marriages, as outlined in the Bible.

You know, the ones where a man has some wives, some concubines, some female bond-servants or employees that can be used for sex, some female spoils-of-war-turned-slave. Of course, the whole idea of using surrogates for child-bearing is Biblical, too. And then there's your obligation to marry your sister-in-law(s) when your brother dies.

You know what I always wondered is what happens to a Jack-Mormon plural marriage after the man dies? Do all the Sister-Wives consider themselves still married to each other? Don't they need to stay together but not remarry so their big family can be reunited on that next planet or whatever? Isn't the result about the same as a lesbian same-sex marriage with children?

Top
#267702 - 01/16/14 09:28 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: pondering_it_all]
logtroll Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 6870
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
....You know what I always wondered is what happens to a Jack-Mormon plural marriage after the man dies? ...

I believe that is all spelled out in the marriage contract. If it ain't, I'd sue the lawyer.
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you know what the problem is." Logtroll

Top
#267714 - 01/17/14 09:52 AM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: Ardy]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 12681
Would that suit be brought in the next life?
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#267725 - 01/17/14 12:47 PM Re: Why plural marriages make sense [Re: NW Ponderer]
logtroll Offline
old hand

Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 6870
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Would that suit be brought in the next life?
In the context presented, maybe on the next planet? Or whatever suits the suer.

Sewage: see "statute of limitations"
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you know what the problem is." Logtroll

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 11 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
xiawei, Marzman, kyleyoung8, Retread, solafeian
6003 Registered Users
A2