The bible is dumb – 5

Proverbs 3:28

Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.

Really bible? Was this written by a guy who went to get his lawnmower back and his neighbour wouldn’t give it to him? This seems extremely specific for a bible verse. Why not just say ‘don’t lie to people’? 

The bible is dumb – 4

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

If there is one line that encapsulates all that religion is and why I hate it, this may be it. ‘Just do what we say and don’t question it, no matter what.’ I feel this conflicts with the lessons of wisdom, but perhaps I am misunderstanding what you mean by wisdom.

The bible is dumb -1

It’s obvious that the bible is dumb, if only because so many uneducated people seem to agree with it. I’ve always equated it with Jerry Springer, and it’s just as fun to poke fun at. So here goes. The book of proverbs is a good place to start.

Proverbs 1:10-15

My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— my son, do not go along with them.

Wouldn’t it be great if this was the level at which peer pressure operated?

‘Lets ambush some harmless soul and swallow them alive’.

‘Wait, I just have to consult the bible to see if that’s a good idea.’