I saw in the BBC news about a man getting busted for bigamy on facebook. I realized that I hadn't really given the subject much thought. When I was a christian I just accepted that it was wrong because the bible told me so. But now as an atheist should my views be any different? I know damn well that if I was a married woman, I wouldn't go for that shit. And why is it geared just for men to have multiple mates? And is it just what we have been taught to believe? Or do you think monogamy could have any role in our evolution? Bigamy is well practiced in the animal kingdom, and I'm positive it is necessary for the survival of species. Why is it so different for us, and would you think differently about bigamy if it seemed vital to our survival. It seems kind of trivial just to say that there are plenty of humans and we don't need bigamy. Isn't adultery just a religious belief like any other? Why does the law have any say in this? I'm sure if you are married that your opinion will be affected by it, but try to think outside of that box.
Outside of religion and any legal ramifications, why would one believe in monogamy?
If it had never been against the law, would you have practiced it?
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia