"Search the scriptures; for in them ye *think* ye have eternal life ..."
Hello, we are a poly couple, She is a fallen away Roman, more of a Deist. I am Jewish. We both have been trying to understand our poly feelings. As I am the more religious one. We tend to follow the commandments. As for adultery, we both have had lovers and sometimes brought it to a 3some. As long as we are honest with each other, there is not cheating. We often talk about another wife, but it is hard finding another poly woman. We have one guy, a great friend, he has carte blanche to sex with my wife. He doesn't understand the poly thing.
I have found that the CHristians I know, as a general rule are hung up on monogamy. It is worse than the attitude to being gay. But really, how many of the patriarchs had more than one wife, often more were rewarded by G*d.
Re: http://www.bibleresearch.org/articles/alw2.htm ... is highly on-topic for this thread, and takes poly matters as far as they can go based on the Bible. The Bible condones patriarchal polygyny, but remains silent on polyandry (except in Romans 7:1-4) and treats women as property.
I recommend that you fact all of your checks before you take on Magdlyn in this arena, especially if you're going to accuse her of having been spoon fed her history. You'll soon find out that she goes far beyond placidly having "been taught." Although how you could have read any of this forum section and missed that is beyond me.
This thread and every other attempt anyone has made to present their belief that Jesus is the Word of God and His command is that we love one another and learn to be the best of friends is met with anger and hatred.
Our spirit is the essence of who we are.
Being at peace with our own spirit and the spirits of others is what I thought we were trying to accomplish by being polyamorus.
Although it's good practice to learn to love my enemies it is hurting more than it is helping to openly attack anyone's spiritual beliefs.
I know that the underlying issues for all of us are the way we've been treated by the religious community that is all too often a wolf in sheep's clothing.
People who are full of hatred, anger and revenge don't make good lovers. No matter what they don't believe or profess to believe about Jesus.
Sorry, it is a general term. Then they do everything to debunk all the alternative sources as quacks. This is particularly to with regard to religion.
We have Christianity from the 3rd century, then revisions in the 11th Century. Sort of like the Egyptians. They would eradicate the legacy of a past pharaoh they did not like.
It has been taught that Joseph and Mary were poor and she was the only wife to an old Jew. But if you look at Jewish history and tradition, men are to be married. Men can have more than one wife. This is especially true if they are wealthy. Both Joseph and Mary were of the House of David, the royal family. They more than likely they were wealthy.
Also, James the brother of Jesus, was older, Ergo another wife.
As for polygamy, it was practiced in Europe by Jews until the 13th Century. Then the Chief Rabbi decreed that it stop until the end of the century. His reasons were to stem the amount of Christian harassment, for being different. The Sephardic Jews never stopped polygamy, especially in Yemen.
Now in Israel, it is monogamy, unless you come from Yemen, you can keep your wives, but your children can't have more than one wife.
As for Celts, we have Ceasar's portrayal of us as Barbarians. He had a vested interest in Celts being the bad guys. You have to dig through the stories to find the truth. And then it is just 'theory'