by Larry Solomon from Biblical Gender Roles – Why Would God Make Men With Polygynous Natures When They Cannot Act Upon Them? (as usual no direct link to this guy – it is the top most piece on his website)
Editor’s note: Here Larry is trying to claim that God gave men desires for more than one woman as a way to protect and provide for women. He’s claiming it’s for the benefit of women. Let’s ask some of the female escapees from the FDLS how well protected and provided for they felt during their years in polygamy. Larry is clearly pulling this nonsense straight out of his testicles.
To help populate the world. In the beginning of creation it is very likely that we had more women than men as this would help the world population to grow faster as one man could impregnate several women at the same time.
Because some men were too lazy, too stupid, too poor or slaves and could not have wives this would leave many women without husbands. Only men who had the brains or means to take care of a family could marry (and that is the way it should be now but unfortunately western society has chosen to subsidize monogamy).
War and early death of men would leave many virgins and widows in its wake. Man’s polygynous nature would allow him to easily come in make up for the imbalanced sex ratio and quickly rebuild the population.
The last point about war killing off most of the eligible men is an interesting one. In fact one the contributing factors to the rise of feminism after World War I was that fact that millions of women in Europe and America could not find men because of the millions of men who will killed in battle. This same problem happened again after World War II. There were millions of young women that were never able to marry after both wars and many widows left to continue on their own with no male support.
God prescribed a way for women to be protected and provided for by men especially during times of war, feminine and disease when men are being killed off. His answer was polygamy. That my friend is one of the big reasons God gave men polygynous desires. In fact if we practiced Levirate marriage as found in the Old Testament(Deuteronomy 25:5-10) if a man’s brother was killed in war or some other way he would marry his brother’s wife to care for her and raise up an heir for his brother’s estate. And no there was no prohibition of if he was married he could not do this – if did not do it – it would be a shame to him.
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