POLYGYNY, IS IT ABOUT OPPRESSING WOMEN? By Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman
When we consider some situations, we will be aware that those who engage in and enjoin polygyny are not stupid neither are they foolish.Not to waste much lines, let me make this point.
We ave read about so many wars in history, for example, the WW1 and WWII, many soldiers partook in this war and millions of them lost their lives. Though there are females among the civilians who were casualties of war but males are mostly in the milliary and lose their lives in wars unlike females!!!
Statistically, we have more females than male. One factor that contributes to this is what the males engage in. An example is the NIGERIAN MILITARY battling BOKO HARAM, the military have killed some of them while Boko Haram have done the same, the point is, THEY ARE ALL MALES……
In a nutshell, let us imagine a situation where in a certain geographical location, 100 female children and 100 male children are given birth to in a certain year. Now, let’s assume this, 100 males and 100 females survived childhood and they get to their 20’s.
“IF OUT OF THE 100MALES, 30 WERE RECRUITED INTO THE MILLITARY, FOUGHT IN A WAR AND 20 OF THEM LOST THEIR LIVES, NOW, WE HAVE 80MALES REMAINING, HOW WILL 80 MALES MARRY 100FEMALES??? ”
The point I made above is one of the reason why we have more females than males!!
how many males have you seen that gathered themselves up in a building and call themselves SEX WORKERS???
Males have died in thousands in wars, men work in mines, when there’s war, if females die in hundreds,males die in thousands because they are always wanting to defend females!!!!
WHO WILL MARRY THE EXTRA LADIES??!!…
Another childish argument is that women who marry a man who has more than a wife can’t enjoy their marriage, the question is,”IS IT ALL MONOGAMOUS MARRIAGES THAT ARE PEACEFUL? ”
Why the pains in some marriages that aren’t polygamous??
Why seeking for divorce yet the marriage isn’t a polygamous one??!!
The problem isn’t polygamy, we are the problems of polygamy!!
LOT in the Bible wasn’t polygamous, look at what his daughters did to him??
CAIN and ABEL were begotten by the same father and mother yet, the hatred, envy, feeling of supremacy was there, WAS ADAM POLYGAMOUS??…. NO!!!!
We can spread love and kill jealousy and we can as well spread it!!!
Polygyny didn’t give birth to hatred, envy etc, it’s human nature and it ought to be killed not blamed on polygamy!! ￼
ISIS take men as hostages and kill them, the Army goes to fight terrorist groups who are mostly males and lives are lost!!
The number of males that die in a decade can’t be compared to females!!!
Females, getting into Polygyny is better than being single at age 30!!
Polygyny has come under intense criticism in this 21st century. It could have been better if only atheists, free thinkers or agnostics are the only critics of polygamy, but it becomes worse when Christians also join the train.
Christians who criticize Polygyny are either ignorant of their own scriptures or they are just being hypocritical!
In the Bible, king David married more than 7wives and this is what was written about him;
HERE WE READ:
1 Kings 15:5 ASV
because David did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah, and turned not aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.////
so, this verse tells us David married These wives according to how God commanded him except the matter of Uriah!
king Solomon, who’s said to be the wisest man married 700wives and 300 concubines!!….. was he foolish for doing so??
it is always argued that polygamy distracts your attention from your spiritual life as in the case of Solomon, what of King Ahab who married just only Jezebel???… was he as close to God like the polygamous king David???
I ask, since men have kept on marrying more than a woman, are women no longer available to get married to?????
Conclusively, in my own opinion, it is not a sin nor a crime to be polygamous and it is unthinkable that God would throw someone into hell fire for being polygamous…polygamous marriage is better than having a wife and engaging in extra-marital affairs which is adultery!
The fact that all monogamous marriages can’t work out is the same way all polygamous marriages can’t work out, and the same way some monogamous marriages can work out is also the same way polygamous marriages can work out!!!!
I am very sure if Abel and Cain were from different mothers, their story could have been used to attack Polygyny.
BashBa Lucas Samson Lukman
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