Friday, March 18, 2011

Proverbs, Chapter 12: Not written by a feminist

If you love learning, you love knowledge. Okay, that I agree with. But as the saying goes, if you take an infinite number of monkeys and put them in front of an infinite number of typewriters and let them bash away forever, one of them will eventually bash out Shakespeare.

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones (v. 4). And a guy who has 700 wives and 300 concubines then writes a book admonishing women to be chaste? What's he? Oh, right. A load of crap.

The thoughts of the righteous are right (v. 5) Wow. That's some Jersey Shore-level logic going on there.

Huh. Verse 10 is the first rule on animal cruelty: A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. I wonder if they're still sacrificing like, 45 animals a day at this point. Then there are a lot of Michael Pollanesque lines about eating fruit and bread.

There's a lot about wicked people being liars who talk too much and the righteous always tell the truth or keep their own counsel and bad things never happen to them. Except to whoever wrote Psalms.

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness (v. 23). So no one who ever won Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit was prudent? That sucks. Those people are my heroes. I can, however, agree that going on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader is not a wise choice.

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