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Isn't a man who divorces and remarries technically a polygamist?

The Bible says that the only justification for divorce, in G-D's eyes, is adultery.
So, if a Christian man divorces his wife for reasons other than adultery and remarries, isn't he technically practicing polygamy?


Asked by hill_star03 at 9:23 PM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (4)
  • Technically you could call it a type of modified polygamy but, true polygamy (or in the case of a man with multiple wives polygany) he would technically only be polygamous as long as he was married to more than one wife at the same time.

    Answer by -Cassandra- at 9:40 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • No, polygamy the man is dedicated and committed to more than one wife. He doesn't leave one and move to the next. In polygamy, they don't leave the first wife for a second, they all live together.

    Answer by Mipsy at 9:37 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • no polygamy is when the man is married to multiple women at the same time.

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 9:43 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • It is not polygamy as the first said because by definition polygamy is happily/actively married to more than one woman. If you are a strict christian then the second marriage just doesn't exist. My aunt was not allowed in the Catholic church because she divorced her husband who took off and left her and her daughter and she remarried 8 years later and had two more kids. The children were allowed at church, but she was not.

    Answer by aeneva at 9:44 PM on Sep. 29, 2010