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BexyandBen 10-25-2009 10:13 PM

Biblical Christian Poly Living
We made a post on one of the threads in this forum about our faith and how it affects our views on poly. We offered to share our understanding with others, without getting into arguments. We were steeled and prepared for all kinds of backlash ... which never coalesced. :)

Instead, we received several very fascinating responses and have started developing some wonderful friendships.

With this in mind, we thought we would make a deliberate posting and invite those who are interested in discussing the Biblical aspects of poly life with us.

We're not looking to convert or change anyone's views. We just want to be open with what we have learned, how it works for us and share it with anyone who is interested.

We would prefer to conduct the discussions in email, on the phone and in person--our experience with certain other religious viewpoints has been very negative and we've ended up attacked for nothing more than sharing our faith. Thus, we don't want to be overly public -- at least, for now. Until we're more comfortable with the community and how accepted we are within it.

So, the purpose of this post is to sort of "advertise" to those who are of similar faith, that we'd be happy to discuss our views and our faith, but from here it's up to you. You can come to us, seeking conversation and discourse, but we don't want to cram it down anyone's throat.

There it is, then. :) You can email us at: bexyandben@gmail.com

greenearthal 10-25-2009 10:24 PM

Thanks. I am not of similar faith but thanks nonetheless.

Sweetheart 11-06-2009 11:34 AM

We both come from Christian backgrounds, so this idea is not new to us.

Erosa 12-14-2009 09:44 PM

I am sad to say that I am usually wary of Christian cominations of Poly becuase they usualy, in my opinion, make the man the recipant of lots of sexual attention and domestic power while the women are obligated to 'obey'.

Not to start and argument at all to the thread starter. :) I know not all Christians who are involved in poly are in that catagory.

I'd love to hear more about what you believe personally. :)

artist103 12-16-2009 04:57 AM

I am an out of the box christian.
First Erosa I can understand your waryiness. I think that you will start to find more and more christians that are normal and poly. I have actually met 2 couples that come from an evangelical christian background and are poly. One couple is both female. The other had been married for 1l years and then became poly. It is funny when you study the history of monogamy and find that it is a new inventiopn that really didnt take hold till around 1100. But before that there was a patriarichal aspect that erosa was warninbg against. Some of the books that really he;ped me to awaken were "The poisoning of Eros" by Raymond Lawrence. Divine Sex: Liberating Sex from religious tradition by Philo Thelos. Erosa I would recommend you check out this site to help you understand where I am coming from.

PixieStyx 07-11-2010 11:55 PM

I am an out of the box mormon LOL
I could deffinately get into a discussion like this :) I like deep thinking and deep conversations. A lot of the reason I don't attend church much. LOL My ideas and views could easily be considered "teaching false doctrine" LOL

artist103 07-12-2010 12:07 AM

I would be called a heretic. A heritic literally means someone that thinks for themselves :) I was even asked to step down fron leading a spirituyal group at the church I used to go to.

Derrythe 08-22-2010 05:38 PM

I too am a Christian, though not much of a burch going one. I feel that churches generally discourage people from finding their own answers in the Bible and dismiss any critical thought about interpretation. I also do not support the traditional polygamy model and practice a more gender equal polyamory. In fact my wife has two boyfriends and I currently have none.
And libchrist.com is very interesting.

artist103 08-22-2010 05:53 PM

Yes that is a great website. I wish that was more of the norm. Nice to meet you on here.

JerusalemHill 12-29-2010 03:37 PM

Exactly What I'm Looking For
This thread is exactly what I'm looking for in joining Polyamory.com, Christians discretely practicing their faith without causing others of weaker faith to stumble. I too prefer one-on-one conversations when it comes down to specifics: gotojerusalemhill@gmail.com :)

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