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Many cultures practice polygamy. Muslims may have four wives under Koranic law; the King of Ashanti in West Africa is strictly limited by law to 3,333 wives. Polygamy is not adultery. Neither of these cultures sanctions extramarital sex. Is polygamy immoral? Why or why not?

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Polygamy
Many cultures practice polygamy. Muslims may have four wives under Koranic law; the King of Ashanti in West Africa is strictly limited by law to 3,333 wives. Polygamy is not adultery. Neither of these cultures sanctions extramarital sex. Is polygamy immoral? Why or why not?
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Is polygamy immoral? The answer is no. But that is if you're not a Christian or one imbued with modern thinking that sees the practice as an aberration.

In the animal world, some animals are polygamous while others are monogamous. Our closest relatives, the Bonobo, are the only animals apart from humans who use sex for pleasure. All other animals use sex uniquely for reproduction. Less than 5 percent of mammals are verifiably monogamous. Among these are beavers, otters, foxes, jackals antelopes, some bats and dwarf deer. Check this website: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Monogamy-is-an-Oddity-42006.shtml

Our closest cousins in the animal kingdom are all polygamous, for want of a better word. In other words, they do not quarrel about mates as we do. For them, no one ...

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This post looks at the (im)morality of polygamy. Is our species naturally polygamous or monongamous. Is a person with more than one official, that is recognized spouse, committting an immoral act? These are some of the questions this post addresses.

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On April 3, 2008 authorities raided a group calling themselves Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or FLDS in Eldorado, Texas. The group, which lives in a compound on a 1700 acre ranch, was closed off to mainstream society. The group, including 416 children, is suspected of being a polygamous sect. The raid occurred because law enforcement officials suspected the group of forcing underage girls to marry older men and of polygamy, or having more than one wife. This is an example of a counterculture or a group that has values that counter those found in mainstream society. The group left Nevada in the 1950s and has again made national headlines. As law enforcement agents precede with child custody court hearings, the case of the FLDS shows us the strength of cultural conformity. Countercultures are often isolated because of their disagreement with the dominant culture's constraints. This case shows cultural relativism has its limitations.

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1) What is your perspective on polygamy in modern society?

2) Do you agree with any of these groups view on American values?

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