Why are so many people caught in the game of marriage? Tax benefits? Religious programming? Or is it really just a natural affirmation of love? These questions and more were considered in my most recent show.
I covered some of the more hidden constructs behind ‘marriage’ and other wedlock words, brought some popular culture examples to the forefront, and considered the media’s influence in urging us to get married, but also making it very difficult for us to want to stay that way.
I also discussed some alternative arrangements, such as polygamy.
Polygamy is viewed as completely evil and unacceptable in our society, but much of our perceptions surrounding this set up have likely also been influenced by media portrayals of Mormons and American sleazeballs. What is so wrong for a man wanting to “marry” multiple women? How is loving and supporting more people “selfish”?
I say that wishing to love many women is the most natural desire a man should have.
The promise of 72 “Virgins” (perhaps better translated as “angels”) in the after life is an incentive that could really seem like heaven to many men. Perhaps it would be hell to the men out in Hollywood, though.
MARRIAGE is 72 in Simple English Gematria. I saw @strangeye mention that today is actually the 72nd day of the Gregorian calendar. 72 is the number of years it takes to move 1 degree in Precession. I see 72, as it is GB, as being related to GaBriel, that notorious angel of communication (the gift of GaB) and ruler of the waters.
I am going to be practical and say that although it would be great to go to an angelic heaven IF I die, I would prefer to create heaven on Earth, while I am still here..
Some of you out there, particularly women, may disagree with me or be offended. That’s alright. Joanne called in to voice a somewhat contrary opinion to mine. I also took a good call from Becca, who should definitely chime in more often. I enjoyed receiving the perspectives of two lovely women. The more the merrier, I say!
Joanne might not like my use of the above image, as she is opposed to the idea of multiple partners, but I am just trying to show some affection amongst friends :D
Thanks to my callers and listeners.