Friday, December 16, 2005

Polygamy Polygny Persnickety

Ok, lately polygamy has gotten a lot of play in the bloggernaccle. (See here, here, and here)

So I have to ask. What is the big deal?

I suppose I just don't understand why a century gone religious practice invites so much interest and discussion. I don't want to be critical of those who are interested in it, nor do I want to be seen as someone who whitewashes the historical record. But I don't see the impact that this topic has in my every day life. Some would say, well this potentially undermines the basis of your religion. I don't think it does, despite the potentially troubling aspects of it. And even if it had the possibility, that is to remote for me to consider. There are other aspects I would be more troubled by (and no Brigham Young's recreational activities are not one of them).

Nor do I find that I have any intellectual interest in this topic. Not just in the "My time is limited, and there are a lot of things higher on my list" sort of way. It is boring. If this issue were a tv show, I would find staring at the wall more intriguing.

Somethings that I previously found boring, have become interesting, through either time or some insight i gained. But I just don't see that happening here. After all polygamy is such a inflammatory and controversial topic, that I should have found something to interest me by now.

But then again, somepeople probably find land use regulations and questions of class action certification dull.


Anonymous J. Stapley said...

You can't tell me that Brigham dancing a jig isn't thrilling!

12/23/2005 8:59 AM  

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