In Moslem countries Polygamy is officially permitted, while drinking of Alcohol is officially forbidden. In Western countries Polygamy is a criminal offence and drinking is officially permitted.
True, average Moslem man does drink and has only one wife. However, societal norms are clearly in contradiction. Western people extol monogamy, while Moslems extol abstinence in drink.
Is that just a coincidence? Or is there something in Nature that makes devotedly “dry” people polygamous and makes “wet” people devotedly monogamous?
Personally, I am on the side of Booze. I’d take an extra pint of Stout over an extra wife any time. But now I wonder, Why?
Is there anything inherent in Booze that stands in irreconcilable opposition to Polygamy?
It can’t be simply that Booze suppresses the libidinous drives, for Adultery certainly flourishes among Bakhus worshipers (That is another thing that Moslems take very seriously btw, making Adultery a criminal offence).
What could it be?