So are wolves monogamous.
But I wouldn’t want one shedding on my pillow.
The point is, we are not wolves. We are not doves. We are not whales, or eagles, or any one of many other species that ‘mate for life.’
We are also not deer, moose, lions or any one of the species of animals whose males battle it out every fall in order to get the biggest harem they can.
We are also not ants, or bees, or leopards or any other species of cat (other than lions) or bears or any of the species that come together to mate and then live apart because the males have this unfortunate tendency to eat their offspring (or the females eat the males or the males just die, their procreative duty done).
We are humans. There have been times when God not only allowed polygamy, He made certain that there were divine laws set down for the treatment of wives…there was one time when He castigated David for yondering after Bathsheba; God told him that HE had given David all of Saul’s wives and concubines, and would have given him MORE if David had asked–why did he go after Bathsheba?
Solomon wasn’t yelled at for having a bunch of wives. He was yelled at for taking wives among the wrong people…pagans and non-believers. His problem was quality, not quantity, in other words.
There have been times (now seems to be one of them) when polygamy is forbidden us. The reason isn’t that GOD changes, but that we do. So…perhaps we should emulate the wolf, especially in these very strange times. After all, in wolf packs only the alpha male and female mate or have cubs. Everybody else just…deals with disappointment.
It WOULD solve the population problem neatly, wouldn’t it?
…assuming, of course, that you buy into the idea that there IS a "population problem’ in the first place. Since I have five kids, obviously I can’t really give anybody problems about that one.