Do you feel that the bible is the foundation of morals and ethics?
I’ve been doing my research concerning the bible and it’s teachings and I’m starting to question it as a whole?
For example:Proverbs 21:19
Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
I understand the concept and ideology however, I feel that some people take it way to literally and use it as manipulation and control for others. There was a conversation that I was reading that talks about the above mentioned verses where one of the participants was expressing that females should be free to express themselves and it should not be defined as “quarrelsome and nagging” and for kids it’s common knowledge that children are their own person and with that being said will make mistakes but to call them a father’s ruin, I feel that’s wrong because we all make mistakes and that’s your child, to label him like that causes rebellion and parent’s should no matter what assist their kids and teach them good.
The male in the conversation stated that it’s important to refrain from speaking out of emotions and to read the passage and that King Solomon was instructing his sons on how to choose a good woman, the interpretation that I’m getting is that men should choose a women that will simply do what they tell them to do despite how they feel about it, and that “I’m the man whatever I say goes”. How does anyone feel about all that?
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