An old friend from HS and have gotten into a bit a message convo on FB. She had posted a Bible verse and I commented on it and this is the exchange between us.
Her: Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Me: " Proverbs 31:3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyed kings."
So your saying then that God wants women to be weak, unpleasing in personality, ugly and afraid? Let me reconvert right back to that! That's what I want my wife to be!.....
Her: March 8 at 12:15pm
All it means is not to put your focus on outward things, not that they are bad. As for your verse, if you read vs 1-7 it's a king advising his son to be wise and basically stay out of trouble.... women, beer, wine,.... telling him not to live his life basically for partying. His son is to be king some day, certainly needs to stay out of trouble. Don't take scriptures out of context and turn them into something they are not. Hope that helps you. If not, we just have 2 different ways of thinking. Hope all is well with you.
Me: March 8 at 12:48pm
context..ha! I say cop out. This is how people who live according to the bible WANT women to be, including you!....
I am doing well. :D Take care.
Her: March 8 at 1:39pm
I am quite the strong independent person, thank you. If you remember back in school, I was never one to shrink back and I'm still not. You took those out of context, period. Obviously we have a very different view of the Bible. Christians are not weak people. We have to stand up to opposition from time to time.... like your views. I respect your opinion. I just wish you were more respectful of mine. Take care.
Me: March 8 at 4:06pm
Of course I respect your view I am just disagreeing with it that's all.
But if the people who want to turn the US into a Christian Theocracy get it the way they want, many freedoms that you enjoy now as a woman will be gone even if you don't want to ever use them. Go to any kind of a fundamental Christian church and this is what they believe, even if you think its out of context. This is the view point of the fundamentalists. Women should be silent and make babies and take care of the home and husband, with no rights over her own body for health care. I would think that you as woman would be concerned.
Have a great night. :D
Why is it if we present a different view point that we are disrespecting thier point of view? Some of it was just a bit more "Me" than I prolly should have been, but I dont feel like I was disrespectfull at all.