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’?
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.
For the waywardness of the simple will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.
Soo bible, the complacency of fools will destroy them, but all I have to do is listen to you and everything will be fine? Does that… does that not sound a little like complacency?
Lessons from the bible on ‘taking the high road’
But since you refuse to listen when I call and no one pays attention when I stretch out my hand, since you disregard all my advice and do not accept my rebuke, I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you
Nice. Thanks bible.
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.
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.’