It’d be great if we could all live like these people!! But can we get along with others? Can people be HONEST with who is a worthy “leader” and who is not (because all types of communities end up with some obvious leaders and SOMETIMES those leaders are chosen by what’s POPULAR not by who’s the RIGHT one)?
Bro. Polight talks about “The God Family”, and while I don’t necessarily agree with his belief system-verbiage on the matter I UNDERSTAND what he’s saying and to ME, it is more than acceptable.
Brother has done a few videos on polygamy:
We talk on the phone all the time, on the texts and FB msgr. They’re trying to work out a schedule because him and her, they are pretty much on the phone all day long. I don’t mind either way; it’s been me and him for a decade lol. I be right there (you like that bad English? WHATEVER I BE RIGHT THERE) when they talking.
She’s going to try to come and visit soon. I REALLY hope it all works out and that she will come (NOT like that LAST sister that claimed to be coming and then dropped out 45 minutes AFTER we went to pick her up at the airport!!).
She’s goofy, like me. Three dorks, together it’s hilarious.
We Skype/tango a lot. Whichever works better.
She likes to discuss and debate; she’s smart and has opinions.
No secrets. Fears and concerns are discussed. Because — we’re all westernized beings…and change, while painful, is cleansing.
He and I, when we met, we moved fast. She likes to move fast, too. So we will SEE what becomes of us.
I told them both, tho — that I’m getting old (ha, only early 30s but whatever). If this doesn’t work out, I may not do this again. Because when I get used to a person being in my life, even if it is just long distance like this is now — and it doesn’t work out and so I lose that person in some kind of fashion, my heart hurts. I am sad. I was SAD and DEPRESSED and we just stayed AWAY from courting.
So I don’t know if I wanna do it again, if this doesn’t work out.
WE ARE OKAY WITH NOT HAVING ANOTHER WIFE.
That’s not the depression.
It’s the same depression of any relationship break up. Why the break up? It wouldn’t matter — whether she did something or we did something or if it just was a mutual break up — I’ma be SAD man I’ma be soooo sad.
It’s like — you get married and you feel like you should never have to deal with breakup sadness again… with Nasi — aka, the Girl that Didn’t Exist (they call them catfishes now), major break up sadness, no closure… I have to set apart with myself to gain closure from even friendships when they dissolve…
So I hope and pray it all works out. We have a good time with this sister, she’s funny and corny and so are we. It’s easy to laugh with her. And it’s easy to be serious with her, as well, because she’s smart.
Where she’s from — she’s like the rose and grew from concrete.
WHAT an experience!
It’s going well SO far.
It’s long distance; she’s out of state.
We all get along really well; we ‘skype’, or whatever — video phone lol. We talk to her ALL DAY long if we’re not texting we’re messaging if we’re not messaging we’re on the phone if we’re not on the phone we’re on the video chat if none of that is going on we’re talking about her. Making considerations and plans for the future…
If it doesn’t work…well. At least…we’ve made a friend??
I forgot to post here that I would be doing a radio show. We did it yesterday afternoon? It was very interesting even tho I somehow got disconnected at the end.
When my husband came home we listened to it again and he said it was very good. *I* was shocked that the guy offered me the LAST WORD and I had already gotten disconnected!! I WANNA HAVE THE LAST WORD SOMEWHERE!!! AWWW MAAAYUUUNNN!!
What would I have said anyway?!
I dunno. Something about giving polygyny a chance as a marital option in America. Something about not voting against it, and allowing those that WANT to try polygyny to be able to do it legally, where things can be sanctioned and addressed and all of that.
Anyway the show people say they want to do a Part II and make it a round table event. So when THAT happens, I’ll update y’all here as well.
Alright. I’m done. Gotta remember to keep the porch light off tonight so that kids don’t come looking for CANDY. it’s halloween tonight. BAH HUMBUG. Or whatever.
It’s feast season again for the Hebrews and other Torah Observers of the world.
And it’s raining today. And when it rains in the fall, and it is chilly and muddy, all I can think of is Sukkot.
Man. There were a lot of things wrong with the assembly we built up back in the day. A lot of things, which is why so many of us left and now the assembly is pretty much defunct.
But one thing I can say about us is that, when we would observe the feasts, we would REALLY observe those feasts!
At first we would buy lamb chops. Then the next year we made sure it was from a kosher store. Then the next year (because the butchers in the kosher store would give it to those they knew were Jews first and then tell the rest of us they had none. It’s understandable to protect and assist your own FIRST, but that doesn’t mean I have to continue to shop there…) we felt we were better off if we bought a lamb and slaughtered it ourselves.
My husband and Marcus and Gene and Paul would get together and bless the lamb, and my husband would perform the ritual slaughter. He had a super-sharp knife that they’d blessed, and he would cut the throat almost to the back, and then allow the blood to drain out from the lamb’s body.
My children would play with “Sheepie” for the week or so before he was to be slaughtered; sometimes it was a “petting zoo” atmosphere, as friends (we’re all “city folk”, or “hood folk”, and are simply not used to seeing a farm animal in someone’s backyard just chilling like that, lol) would bring their children to see the lamb and pet it.
After a couple of years of doing that, Cedric started joining us, and even when he moved to NYC, he would make an effort to come down for Passover.
As for Sukkot, at first it was a backyard thing, then when we finally split up (at that point we were split in two, for the most part – WE left, and then Marcus left, and Cedric came with us because he was OUR friend), we finally started doing it out in the openness of wooded land over near Joe Pool Lake.
Every year we have sukkot, it rains on us, whether we are in someone’s backyard or near the lake.
It rains and some people’s tents get flooded.
It rains and your feet or wet in your shoes all the time.
It rains and the hem of your skirt is consistently moist and muddy.
So you’re cold all the time, even tho you’ve got on long-johns and a hoodie.
We could hear coyotes and owls hooting in the night… my mother in law came with us once and she and my daughter shared a tent while my then-toddler son and even younger then-baby son shared the tent with my husband and I.
One night it rained sooo badly that when I got up to use the restroom (aheheh, a bucket that in the morning you need to take it out and pour it deep in the woods and then go clean it out), the floor of our tent was like walking on a waterbed mattress!! All waves and such.
I remember one year, the single women’s tent was so flooded all their blankets and pillows had to be hung over fences all the next day, and they had to take their clothes to be washed.
But FORGET all the discomfort – it’s STILL a wonderfully blessed time.
It’s as if the discomfort is GOOD for you.
We are definitely city/hood people. But there was no complaining among us. We TRIED, we tried our bests to observe the feasts! Everynight there was a lesson, every night there was food cooked by some set of women or some family or some group of men. Every day people were cleaning, or off showering somewhere – some of us that had jobs would gone on and go to work if they were unable to spend the entire feast at the campsites. We would bible study ALL DAY LONG, we would discuss bible all day, all night.
There were courtings, night time flirting (by cell phone – one young sister in the single sisters’ tent, texting back and forth with a young brother in the single brothers’ tent). There were slightly quiet, night time games of volley ball where people were REALLY competitive, oh my, my my lol. There were even GHOST stories – because scriptures don’t say they don’t exist, they say don’t TALK to them. So A LOT of people have those unexplained stories and you know the campsite is the best place to do that…
One year we got together with a bunch of other groups and had sukkot, and we met some really nice/interesting people, who “knew how to make fire” lol (oh my goodness so many city folk are gonna be SCREWED when the SHTF!) and they made this bonfire and my husband and them (he’s from an island, he can do stuff many city/hood guys can’t lol) would go into the woods, cut some wood and then bring it back and toss it on the bonfire and we just sat around having discussions and such.
Now, it’s just us, our little family…and it used to be Marcus with us, but now he’s married (HE WHO FINDS A WIFE FINDETH A GOOD THING!). And we’re trying to move out of town… and others have completely just fallen away, haven’t even done a Shabbat in a couple of years…
it makes me sad. And when I see signs of the feasts, American-style, Texas-style, lol, Dallas-style…I get all nostalgic, like now. When I see that big moon in the sky, I get all wistful and memories pop up. I’m not afraid of a little rain anymore; I go where I want in the rain. I don’t even need an umbrella anymore lol.
I miss it.
It seems the poison that seeped up (really it was there from the get-go but when things are allowed to fester…you know…they decay and the healthy parts must break away) is out and away for the most part.
It would be NICE to be able to all come BACK, RETURN, TESHUVAH/TESHUBAH and do it AGAIN, like the old days.
We’d gotten really good at it.
We learned A LOT about the world, and the Word of The Most High. Every year it was a test on how we would survive, should something horrible happen to our society at some point.
People learned to make fire. People learned that a little rain ain’t TOO bad, when you know how to keep warm. People learned how to slaughter and gut an animal, if need be. People learned how to get along with others that they would otherwise NOT be living with.
I miss it. And no matter what anyone can say, I refuse to allow the poison disrupt the GOOD memories I have of us, and what we were…
Alright I’m done. YHWH bless, have a good feasttime!
Just because you don’t believe in The Most High doesn’t mean He doesn’t exist. It doesn’t mean He’s not there.
He doesn’t NEED you to believe in Him. He is NOT Tinkerbelle; if you yell “I don’t believe in god!”doesn’t make him fall down coughing to the floor, and die.
He’s STILL there, even if you don’t acknowledge Him.
He’s STILL there, even if you don’t talk to Him.
He’s STILL there, even if you teach your children He doesn’t exist.
He will STILL BE HERE, at the end of all things.
Why do people take it that science means, therefore, that The Most High does not exist?
When I see science, I see it as an explanation FOR what The Most High has done in the universe.
Deuteronomy 29: 29 “Things which are hidden belong to YHWH our Elohim. But the things that have been revealed belong to us and our children forever, so that we can observe all the words of this Torah.”
Believers should not be afraid of science, they should instead embrace science in this same manner. Because there are some things that mankind is simply not gonna be able to figure out – like how to put life into a human being. ALL SCIENCE KNOWS is that there is some kind of an electric spark. They can put a sperm into an egg, but they cannot cause that new thing to start its cell division from which all life begins. No; that’s a hidden thing. It belongs to YHWH.
They know what water is made of – two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen – but when they put the elements together on their own, they can’t get them to “make water”. They have no idea what it is that fuses said elements together and makes the residual called water!
They can’t duplicate it.
Don’t be afraid of science; some people use it for evil but that doesn’t mean it, in and of itself is evil. When it’s used for good, it’s really, really good.
Alright I’m done I just needed to say that.
Y’all I just made something. The design is not big and grandiose and crazy but I don’t like those kinds of things. Seems like stuff people wouldn’t have a problem wearing that can encompass all of us, y’know?? Enjoy.
Also my husband did a video for me! I begged and I begged and I begged for him to speak to the husbands, and he took his time and typed up what he would say were the characteristics for a husband to have if he’s going to be polygynous. This video was created at MIDNIGHT, we had to get up at 5:30a as we do every morning minus Shabbatot, and he was just VERY dedicated to getting it done. He reviewed it while I passed out on the bed lol because we were EXHAUSTED.
So give him praise and accolades for his efforts and hope you enjoy —
Brother Polight once again invites us into his family via the web! I am liking them more and more —
The title of this one is misleading — it is really a street interview from various men and women concerning polygyny and relationships.
Akh/Brother Hondo brings the knowledge, yet again!