Friday, August 29, 2014

Polygamy Legal In Utah Again

Sister Wives Polygamy
In this July 10, 2013, file photo, Kody Brown poses with his wives at one of their homes in Las Vegas. A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law, in a lawsuit filed by a family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives." Kody Brown and his four wives sued Utah in 2011 after a county prosecutor threatened to charge them under the state's bigamy law.
Governor of Utah says state should defend anti-polygamy law in wake of decision. 
Lindsay Whitehurst in the Associated Press

"Mormonism Is Not A Christian Religion. 
Founding Prophet Joseph Smith Was A Sex Pervert"

Polygamy, Sexual Predation And Mormonism's Historical Need To Falsify Truth

Interesting Quotes From Brigham Young, Second Prophet Of The Mormon Church

Alan: The "truest" believers are unusually subject to self-delusion. 

Ironically, rank and file devotees are often better people than their leaders.
As individuals, most Mormons are honest and sweet.
They are also very kind - at least "within the choir."

Mormon politics are an altogether "other" kettle of fish

Tragically, overly obedient religious devotees are analogously over-obedient to putative state "authorities."

Speaking of polygamous leaders with questionable personal lives, here's a summary review of King David. One of his six/seven wives was purchased from King Saul for two hundred Philistine foreskins. The "asking price" was only one hundred foreskins but in a burst of bloodletting boister David originated "2X1 Tuesday." Try this exercise in active imagination... You've just killed 200 men -- leaving behind more widows and orphans (proportionately) that 9/11 did -- and the first thing you do is strip their bodies naked so you can slice off their foreskins to use -- as "bride price" -- for purchase of the King's daughter, Michal. (Presumably, King Saul counted these foreskins, one by one, to ensure he wasn't short-changed.)  

King David also arranged the death of Bathsheba's husband, Uriah, after David was smitten by her beauty while spying upon her rooftop bath just like any other peeping Tom.  

Consider David's "trench coat delight" in public exhibitionism: 

20 When David returned to bless his household, Saul’s daughter Michal came out to meet him and called out, “How the king of Israel honored himself today by undressing himself right in front of his women staff members, just like any pervert[a] would dare to expose himself!”  
2 Samuel 6:20 
International Standard Version

Then, there's David's relationship with Jonathan which has always impressed me as "gay."

"I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; you were very dear to me. Your love for me was wonderful, more wonderful than that of women."
2 Samuel, 1:26

David Loved Jonathan More Than Women

King David

"Myth and Reality of King David's Jerusalem," 
David Gavron, Jewish Virtual Library

"Worst Bible Passages: The Violence Of Scripture"

Biblical Literalism And The Cultivation Of Hatred

Often, Stinginess And Cruelty Are Christianity's Paradoxical Effects

It Is Important To Know These Things So Religion Doesn't Do You More Harm Than Good

What Too Many Christians Get Wrong

What's Wrong With The Abrahamic Religions: Absolutism, Scriptural Inerrancy, Bloodlust

Religion and Perfectionism

Christians And "Christians" Choose Between Mercy, Love And Forgiveness, Or Retribution And Punishment

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