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writer811

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Atheist Polygamy
« on: August 14, 2012, 08:01:18 PM »
Human beings are naturally polygamous. There's no disputing that, science believes in it as much as evolution. And it makes sense, all of our closest animal cousins are polygamous and almost every social animal there is is polygamous. Monogamy came about in humans through certain belief systems and religions. Now, it can be kept because our species no longer needs the great numbers of children produced by polygamy and we have enough men to fairly balance out with the women so pairing is a realistic possibility for the first time.
Why do atheists stay monogamous with no illogical belief structure to limit them? The problem of overpopulation is irrelevant now because we are smart enough as a species to choose when we breed. If overpopulation becomes a problem, we can just breed less. The balanced male and female populations can also be ignored if women are allowed to take multiple lovers of their own as well.
I'm an agnostic polygamist. I engage in both sexual and committed relationships with multiple men and women. Likewise, everyone else like me does too. And there's no reason why we shouldn't.

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Re: Atheist Polygamy
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 11:03:06 PM »
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Why do atheists stay monogamous with no illogical belief structure to limit them?

For many, it's just how we've become as a society. It has less to do about religion and more to do just about a monogamous society who creates expectations of wanting only one person.

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Re: Atheist Polygamy
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012, 03:41:53 PM »
Surely it is our monogamous characteristics that elevate us above the level of animals? Humans are the only species that have sex for pleasure rather than procreation, and that pleasure is magnified when you share it with someone to whom you are committed. This is nothing to do with religion or atheism - it's about self-gratification and justifying your lifestyle.

I'm curious about this, actually. You say there is nothing wrong with what you do, yet you are very defensive on this and other forums. That doesn't add up. Maybe deep down you do feel there is something wrong with your lifestyle.

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Re: Atheist Polygamy
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 02:39:41 AM »
I do share myself with people who I am committed with. I just happen to be committed to multiple people. Likewise, one of my lovers is married with another man she's committed to and all three have been together for ten years.

Also, no. The monogamous lifestyle we've adopted in the last couple of centuries does not separate us from the animals. Our intellect, empathy and ability to dictate our own lives does.

I am defensive because most people are still too close minded to look at our lifestyle objectively. I do not need to justify it and much like the LGBT issue, there is no reason against it other than those that are religious or personal in nature. But it is still shrouded in secrecy and what little people know of it is tainted by the gross misrepresentations in the media, on tv shows and in religion. I'm here to give people an accurate answer whenever they are curious.

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Re: Atheist Polygamy
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 10:57:26 PM »
Surely it is our monogamous characteristics that elevate us above the level of animals? Humans are the only species that have sex for pleasure rather than procreation...

Actually, animals have sex for pleasure and only pleasure. Animals have no understanding of procreation. Really, it's the opposite. Humans are the only animals that have sex for procreation because we are the only animals that understand that sex leads to procreation.
« Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 11:00:41 PM by chea »

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Re: Atheist Polygamy
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 01:55:23 AM »
I don't believe that polygamy is a sin, but show me a woman who doesn't mind her man sleeping with other women. As a man I want a woman all to myself as well. Promiscuous sex is dangerous as far as STDs go and there is also a certain ick factor. Monogamous relationships have some natural advantages. 
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Re: Atheist Polygamy
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 07:09:45 PM »
I don't see any connection between being an atheist and being a polygamist. I'm an atheist, I believe that god is nothing more than our creation, but this doesn't affect my love life. I couldn't be with more than one man and I don't want him to be with other women. Not because I find it wrong, but because it would break my heart. In my opinion the kind of relationship that you prefer depends on your character, not on your beliefs.

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Re: Atheist Polygamy
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 08:40:15 PM »
Religious belief is not the only influence involved when people choose polygamy, polyandry or monogamy. Finances, generally accepted social norms, and individual energy levels also influence marital relationships.

It is a mistake to continually assume that atheists lack an internal set of personal policies, supposedly found in people who believe in and worship the God of Abraham. In fact, many atheists probably apply more active thought to their choices than people who use a rigid moral code laid down thousands of years ago.


 

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