I was wondering about the question of 'How has the society become to be monogamous?' when I saw on Wikipedia (Polygamy) that Christianity seems to be the only religion that says clearly that we should be monogamous.
I saw this quote of Matthew 19:5: 'and said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh,"' which seems to explicitly tell us that we should be monogamous
My questions are:
- How preponderant was this little sentence in establishing our current vision of a modern, non-polygamous society?
- Is this quote the one thing that made human societies be polygamous, or is this too broad or complex a question to be answered here?
Note that (I quote Wikipedia): 'In 2000, the United Nations Human Rights Committee reported that polygamy violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)'