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Q for Mr Pipes and Mr Herz: Doesn't our Bible approve Polygamy?

Reader comment on item: Westerners Welcome Harems
in response to reader comment: Monogamy is not eroding under the influence of Sharia

Submitted by Morris Graham (United States), Dec 1, 2008 at 11:11

Mr Pipes wrote:

"Monogamy, this ruling suggests, long a foundation of Western civilization, is silently eroding under the challenge of Islamic law. Should current trends continue, polygamy could soon be commonplace..."

I thought the POLYGAMY was the commonplace of the Christian and Jewish (western) civilization.

Didn't Abraham had 3 wives?
Didn't Solomon had 99 wives?

And how about Prophet David?

SO it was our Tradition in the past and we are the ones who moved away from our own traditions, not the Muslims. I belive they are holding the tradition. Aren't they?

Morris Graham


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Daniel Pipes replies:

News flash! These aspects of the Bible, along with many others, such as slavery, have been discarded in the West for a while now.

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