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  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    If only Jesus had stayed with his earliest decision to give away chocolate….. far less painful.

  2. Brigitte says:

    CBC radio is usually my preferred listening choice, but even I am beginning to resent the tax payer money spent on it. During my kitchen clean-up this morning, during 15 min. in several interviews over Valentine’s day morning, it was a verbal diarrhea of expressions such as: “disempowering speech that reinforces the status quo” (on matters of love), (she repeated that twice in two minutes), on the people who don’t understand the “new narrative”, “moving towards new social structures”, learning what “love was, and what it can be in the future”, “it is time to stop recycling the same script of what love is”, “relationships configurations that were considered radical in the past” need defending against put-downs, We must work against “amatonormativity”. — Guess what: married couples have another label now; we are amatonormativitists. — The person interviewed holds a research philosophy position at the University of British Columbia and promotes a polyamorous lifestyle. Loyalty is a damaging concept to her, as it may lead some individuals to remain in abusive relationships. Uhum. And how many people in polyamorous relationships are in abusive situations? Where will women experience more safety?–in a situation of loyalty, or in a situation not expecting loyalty?

  3. There is loyalty in many polyamorous relationships. You mean one-and-only loyalty.

  4. Brigitte says:

    How would you describe polyamorous loyalty. We three or more stay together until death do us part? Or how? Is it basically going to work out to accept Islamic custom of up to four wives? Do those women ever get to speak out about how they feel about things? — Feminists have sharply argued against Mormon polygamy. Where is the line here?

  5. Brigitte says:

    Is there going to be a Billion Muslim women rising? No. It is their right to be as oppressed as they want. Hm. Hm.

    In Sherwood Park, nearby, as our very dear CBC reported, also, some Liberal women pastors have applauded some people’s hanging of Valentine’s Day hearts on a Mosque that is going up to welcome the first Mosque in town, especially in response to the reprehensible shooting in Quebec. I did not have the heart to tell them that Valentine’s Day is Haram in Islam.

  6. I would definitely tell them that Valentine’s day is haram, if that is the case. The action might be kindly motivated — I don’t doubt their intent — but well intended actions still need to be appropriate to the need being met. Showing by an act that is haram, is like serving delicious bacon to an observant jew. Can’t we be a little more cross-culturally aware than that?

  7. Caryn LeMur says:

    Brigitte: I would offer that my US culture is changing. And the Spirit will still be on this earth, and people will still be calling upon Jesus for salvation.

    Polygamy (of various types) has a long Biblical history – whether right or wrong, we find it within the scriptural record. And we still find a God of Love reaching into those cultures, even honoring Abraham’s second wife with an angelic visit…. and even speaking positively about offering King David “more” if he had only asked.

    Polygamy did not bring down the judgment of God; or cause the fall of the ancient Israeli Kingdoms.

    To God, the human constructs of marriage appear rather minor. With the exception of marrying someone outside of your nationality (first covenant) or outside of your faith (second covenant)

    I offer that we should not watch the changing of society, and remark with anything other than the love of God. It is not about preserving culture; it is about reaching the hearts of people.

    And, there is more than polygamy happening. Try this article for understanding some of the changes that are happening in the US:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201407/seven-forms-non-monogamy

  8. Brigitte says:

    I don’t know what you are proposing. As for me, multiple partners would be emotionally and physically unhygienic, and distressing, if not immoral.

    Polygamous biblical situations are not recommended in any lawful kind of way. In some type of societies, this model may have had some sort of benefits and protections. In any case, as a modern woman, I have no need to go back to a stone-age model, just because it has happened in the past.

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