3: Polygamy is encouraged in Abrahamic Scriptures – I know all my player partners and fellow heathens are saying YES! to this while the women are crying NOOOOOOOO! My fellow porn loving Gentiles would be sad to know that polygamy does not mean fifty girlfriends.
It actually means a man gets to marry as many women as he can afford. He gets to say “I do” multiple times. The catch is if he’s rich and he already has too many wives… guess what? He gets to have concubines. Yayyy! While the women are disgruntled about having to be wife number 5 the men cannot wait to consummate the next wife. Take a look at these scriptures:
1 Kings 11: 3 – “And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.”
Deuteronomy 21: 15 and 16 – “If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated: Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the firstborn:” How can I even deny my discomfort with some scriptures? I would be a liar if I do. The story of King Saul in the bible is one example. He was a secular leader.
Exodus 21: 10 – “If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall he not diminish.”
If you remember, he lost his place to the throne because he refused to massacre some men, women, and children or slaughter their livestock and destroy their city. According to scripture, Saul decided to spare those lives because he saw no need to annihilate them once he’d already won the war. Many of us would do the same but scripture referred to his action as a disobedience to God. The anointing was passed to David’s bloodline because of that.
2 Chronicles 13: 21 – “But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty and two sons, and sixteen daughters.”
The bible was even banned at one time, some of its translators were burned to death. There was an article in The Final Edition magazine alleging that the state of Arizona is trying to “ban the bible under state law forbidding ethnic studies”. There are controversial subjects in religion but I support religious freedom just as I support the civil rights of gays. As a female admirer, of course, I’d support a doctrine that allows men to have as many women as they want. The same way how gays struggle with scriptural condemnation is how heterosexuals struggle with the condemnation of fornication and polygamy. But it’s probably better if one found just one partner to be faithful to.
I’m pretty sure there’s a pastor who could spin these verses to a one man one wife theory. When I read the bible I don’t see how it ever condemned polygamy. I see that some men had one wife and some had several. Both were hailed as great men. Don’t even get me started on incest. Let me dry the cement with two last verses so I can drive this point right in the middle of the fairway.
Isaiah 4:1 – “And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.”
Judges 8:30 – “And Gideon had threescore and ten sons of his body begotten: for he had many wives.”
4: Blood Sacrifice Pleases God in Abrahamic Teaching – It really goes to show what life is. The concept that human life is more precious than animal, plant or insect life came from scriptural implication. I happen to believe all life is precious. Bloodshed was never a question in the scripture; you just couldn’t kill the anointed.
Many heathens, whores, homosexual, people of other races, creed or religions were slaughtered by the droves. If you read the accounts, you’ll find numbers like forty thousand, fifty thousand etc. people slaughter by the sword in one day. Ancient battles were extremely blood spattered.
In most cases, people killed animals like sheep, goats, doves or cattle as an offering to God. The remission of sins was paid in blood. This is the point behind Abraham’s attempted sacrifice of his son Isaac. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross to save the world through his blood is clearly a human sacrifice.
This could be seen as the most inhumane thing to even conceive yet alone do today, but in an effort to educate ourselves we have to recognize that human blood sacrifice is a grim part of our religious history. The idea is if you want to please God or any powerful spirit for that matter, you have to offer blood. Being the heathen that I am, you already know I would fail this requirement.
The whole point of this blog is to show that God is far more complicated than we can imagine and please Him from the Abraham perspective is downright extreme in today’s secular terms. Yet the protection of religious freedom is vital to those who fear God and seek to keep whatever command He gives. *