Thursday, July 28, 2005

Polygamy and Jihaad



An interesting article with a hypothesis about the connection between terrorism in Islam and the practice of polygamy (multiple wives).

While I don't agree with the evolutionary framework or the suggestion at the end, the idea that "polygamy creates dysfunctional societies" certainly makes sense to my biblically-informed worldview.

God made marriage for good reason(s!). When you mess with what God made, bad things happen....

4 comments:

Paul said...

If one judges polygamy and Jihad as both being bad, still, one's a lot more destructive than the other.

Because they are both viewed as bad doesn't mean they're connected.

Without reading the article, I'm going to make a prediction: if I were to read it, I'd get the impression that the author was at least somewhat anti-Islam. Somebody making his or her contribution to the "clash of cultures."

I'm against that as much as I am Jihad. Jihad is an expression of the "clash of cultures" mentality.

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Preachrboy said...

And Paul,

At the risk of sounding argumentative, what is wrong with being against Islam?

It sounds like you are just against being against something. Huh. How post-modern of you.

Carlray said...

Although somewhat unrelated to the current topic, if you would like to hear an excellent assessment of Islam (as a religion of peace, et.)go to the Oct. 26 Issues Etc., the 3rd hour: "President Bush & Islam"
This interview of Dr. Alvin Schmidt
will dispel all such claims of Islam being a religion of peace, etc.