Sunday, November 22, 2009

Polyamory, Mormons

Although they practice a kind of male centered polygamy, I guess poly-gymy is by definition male centered, the Mormon idea of plural marriage involves the concept that creating a community like this is the ultimate realization of divine love on earth, a concept that according to "The Refiner's Fire" by has quite a pedigree. This concept appeals to me from a sort of community standpoint, or communal standpoint, with free love as it once was called somehow leading to a more cohesive group by breaking down the barriers set up by monogamous relationships, and by the culture that created them. Potentially a good form of social organization, a reconciliation of instinct with the mind in the carrying out of safe, sane, consensual and negotiated relationships.

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