A guy like me doesn’t get many dates. Here is some instruction from God himself on how to get hitched.
Deuteronomy 20:14 As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves. And you may use the plunder the LORD your God gives you from your enemies.
***Deuteronomy 21:9-11 9 So you will purge from yourselves the guilt of shedding innocent blood, since you have done what is right in the eyes of the LORD. 10 When you go to war against your enemies and the LORD your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, 11 if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife.
Or I could get a gal this way, but it will cost a few bucks, It does seem a little permanent thou. I can never divorce her.
***Deuteronomy 22:28-29 Suppose a woman isn’t engaged to be married, and a man talks her into sleeping with him. If they are caught, 29 they will be forced to get married. He must give her father fifty pieces of silver as a bride-price and can never divorce her.
***Exodus 22:16 The LORD said: 16 Suppose a young woman has never been married and isn’t engaged. If a man talks her into having sex, he must pay the bride price and marry her.
Those who claim that these passages are the Word of God without error, and follow this word, have a license to rape and kill in order to get a woman, property or anything else they want.
Is the Bible , an unsinkable ship, absolute and perfect, beyond question?
Inspiration and guidance, I think possible, many good lines of text here. But a small hole can sink a very large ship.
The bible was assembled by Vote, but it will take more than a vote to finally uncover all its flaws.
I believe the bible to be just the opinion of the authors who wrote the text. Consider the text of timothy below.
TIMOTHY HAS SOME IDEAS OF HIS OWN ABOUT THE PLACE OF WOMAN:
11A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
So there you have it ladies, just shut up and let the man run things. This proves beyond a shadow of doubt that men are smarter than woman. It is written.
note: there is some ancient mentality that goes like this. A woman can only have a limited number of children in her lifetime compared to a man.
The man can theoretically have thousands of off spring (from different wives of course). This may be why the men of the day thought themselves more important than woman.