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poly-anything... sure - but, you got to pay for it!

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Submitted by Karl (India), Dec 2, 2008 at 05:39

Why is polygamy wrong? or for that matter poly-andry?? its their personal choice. Yes - I do object to state sponsorship of such - after all it's my money that I pay as taxes that's going for them. There are much better causes that this money can be spent on. After having said that -- one of the main aims of Islam is to spread their religion -- and this they also found can be achieved by sheer numbers. Hence, most muslim families are large enough to be counted as a council or ward in itself.

Prohibiting polygamy or polyandry as a general broad law may not be such a good idea - since that would be infringing on the individuals' rights. Better still - as a discouragement - more than one wife - let him pay more taxes, let him not get the social security like others do or as much as others do. I understand that the state gives some benefits to married people over unmarried/single people. Apply the same kind of (financial) restraints on poly-g or poly-a. That in itself should be a discouragement.


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