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  1. But whether or not the woman chooses it has no bearing on whether or not it's sexist, right?
  2. There are non religious polygamists.
  3. Is this because you feel women are incapable of choosing to be in a sexist relationship?
  4. The movie was horrible. It butchered the book.
  5. That bishop story is horrible! I don't understand how some people can be so evil.
  6. That's what I got out of the story as well. Not that the author is saying that children don't need to be taught to be helpful, clean up their own messes, or be grateful to their mothers, or that husbands don't need to help with household chores. I got that she was sharing a 'light bulb moment' in her life, facilitated by her husband, where she was able to see motherhood's similarities to the Savior's work. I don't see the moral of the story being much different than Jeffrey R. Holland's talk from a couple of years ago about how nothing comes closer to the love and sacrifice of the Savior than being a mother.
  7. I don't personally have an prospects of practicing it. I don't think everyone will have to.
  8. Women often choose to support sexism, usually because they believe it's what God expects of them or because it seems like the lesser of two evils. As I said before, if the choice is between being the Fourth concubine with limited legal protection and status, or being a servant with absolutely no rights or status, concubine is a logical choice. It's probably the best choice. But that doesn't mean it's not a relationship built around and supported by sexism. And for the record, I'm not anti polygamy at all.
  9. I guess I'd have to see some evidence that polygamy can give women more voice in a culture than monogamy can, before I could accept that as being a valid statement. My point is that, if polygamy was somehow better for women than monogamy (in terms of the power of their voice) then you should see fewer sexist cultures embracing polygamy (because they would have to fight against the benefits of polygamy to keep their status quo). That you actually see the opposite-that you are more likely to see polygamy in a sexist culture, seems to support the idea that polygamy makes it easier for men to be sexist, not harder (and not neutral). I think the biggest evidence that we have that polygamy is usually sexist is that it assumes that women don't need a 1:1 ratio relationship with their husband.
  10. I'm not sure why any condition of the grave would make it more difficult than another.
  11. Are you saying there were two Jesus'? I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
  12. There's still hope the topic could come up next month.
  13. If you guys want to freak out about population numbers just read Dan Brown's last book "Inferno."
  14. And I don't think there's anything wrong with taking advantage of the privileges that come our way. But if we don't recognize the privilege (and all the different ways it manifests itself) then pride is usually the result.
  15. I know it technically does, but in our church culture, we use it almost exclusively to refer to men having more than one wife.