Polygamy

Posted by: Andee / Category: , , ,


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints still practices polygamy.

Oh, I know that men don't have more than one living wife at a time, but it's still plural marriage. I don't understand how more Mormon women are not upset about this.

Let's pretend a pretty young girl meets her wonderful return missionary at BYU and they have the temple marriage they all dreamed about. They had a couple kids, and after many, many years together she passes away. Her husband is now free to marry in the temple again... this means he will be sealed to more than one wife in the afterlife. Many men who marry for the second time in the Mormon Church are polygamists in the Celestial Kingdom.

What the Hell?

This is a reward for being good?

The pretty young girl who married her return missionary and did everything she was supposed to do in life now has to share him with another woman she never met for time and eternity?

This is so stupid.

Andee


6 comments:

  1. Julie Says:

    this is great- so simple

  1. [kɹeɪ̯ɡ̊] Says:

    It's ALL so stupid.

  1. Andee Says:

    Yeppers... stupid... ugh.

  1. maybemaybenot Says:

    I used to ask this question. I was told I (1) was not spiritually enlightened (2) needed to fast and pray or (3)I would understand God's will in time.

    Ahem, yeah. Right.

  1. Andee Says:

    MaybeMaybeNot,

    I was told the exact same thing. One of my fellow ward members even used the infamous, "Some things we will not understand until the Lord is ready."

    I raised the B.S. flag then, and I am still raising it.

    I keep shaking my head and thinking, "WTF???"

  1. maybemaybenot Says:

    Yeah, have you noticed Mormons offer God a loop hole for every possible uncomfortable scenario or questionable doctrine?

    You don't understand polygamy? No problem. You will be spiritually mature enough one day to understand God's higher law. (Oh, I get it. I'm just spiritually stunted. Thanks.)

    You don't understand why you lost a loved one? Chin up, little lady - God has a plan for them AND they're in a better place. (Well, excuse me for being human. And selfish. But I want that loved one right back here in my arms.)

    You don't understand why women can't hold the Priesthood? Well, now God's thoughts are not your thoughts and his ways are not your ways. (Damn straight. My way is that all humans are as valued and honored as the next.)

    You don't understand why you feel extremely uncomfortable in the Temple? Easy one!!! You aren't worthy to be there you miserable sinner. I saw you sneaking that Coke at McDonalds last Saturday. (OH!!! THAT's where I went wrong in my spiritual journey. Damn.)

    The list goes on and on. But the bottom line is, the Mormon God has got it made. He is (1) a man - 'nuff said, (2) able to create and destroy worlds at his whim, (3) able to have multiple "wives" and (4) held accountable for nothing.

    I just can not beleive I bought into this crap for so many years. Geez.