Posted by: Nathan M. | March 25, 2009

Polygamy? Here?

That’s crazy…Canada may have given in to many things but polygamy? That’s just wrong…right? In a nation that has become obsessed with liberalizing morals, can we really say that polygamy goes against our culture? Sadly, I doubt it. It was Pierre Eliot Trudeau who famously said that the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation. Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms that has been interpreted in a way that essentially indicates that anything that does not directly harm another person-whether physically or emotionally-is ok to do. This means that polygamy is completely ligitimate, especially when it begs to be linked with religious freedoms. How long can Canada hold off in accepting polygamy? What is the difference between it and homosexuality-it is merely a sexual “orientation” right? God help this nation, but I fear that it may be too late. The case that has arisen in British Columbia very-well could reach the Supreme Court-this is exactly the type of case that would. And, if it does, I would honestly be surprised if the court ruled that it is constitutional to make polygamy illegal. What slippery slope is this? Some people are going to spit at me for making the comparison, but I can almost guaruntee that beastiality is marked in the future of Canadian culture…and why not? If we reject any type of Goldy authority above ourselves-if we place all authority within our own hands as a democratic nation, then why should anything be a no-no if it does not directly harm a human being? The statement that there is no god has much larger ramifications than anyone can dream of. Again, I ask…plee…God help this nation.

For further reading on the British Columbia case, follow this link.

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  1. It is, and always has been the indvidual’s reaponsibiltiy to mantain moral standard. We cannot and should not expect the governmenb to do this for us. That being said this will be a tradgedy and will lead to the further propogation of relativism in our culture. But does it matter anyway? If someone wants to commit polygamy but does not because of the law, are his intentions good? The sin has already been committed, and the fulfillment of his (or her) desires have not changed anything. Our world has always had this dark underbelly. Guess what happens when morality goes “belly up”

  2. Actually, the government has always been expected to maintain some level of morality. This concept has largely come from Biblical principles (Rom. 13: 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.
    4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil). To build on this concept, generally the government’s responsibility is to protect the public and society in general. However, in order to do this, it is essential that the government maintains a level of morality. If a parent raises his/her child in an immoral way (i.e. demonstrating promiscuity, violent behaviour, etc.) the child is going to have trouble developing and will not only be less able to contribute to society, but may harm society through immoral behaviour.
    In regards to the law’s purpose in curbing sin, I agree that the law will not necessarily prevent someone from sinning-but since people are going to break the law against murder, do we get rid of that law as well? Besides, as Ga 3:24 says, “the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith”. If we do not know that we are doing wrong, then we will never turn to Christ.


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