Izz wut the bible teechez

Ah he’s got a Facebook post on the subject too. Glutton for punishment this guy.

His profile has Seattle Pacific University right at the top. SPU is at the bottom of the hill from me (north side, away from downtown) and across the canal from Fremont, which is now Google city. It’s small, and Christian, and a little bit creepy. I always see invisible scare quotes on the “university” bit.

So I found the controversy button on social media. Pretty neat feature. There were some helpful comments at the beginning of the post. After that, Zuckerberg let the monkeys out.

No, Zuckerberg doesn’t assign people to comment on your posts, chum.

Here is what the Bible teaches. Ephesians 5:23 says, “The husband is the head of the wife.” It also says in verse 28: “Husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.” The husband should love his wife as he loves himself. This means the husband is responsible for his wife and must take care of her as himself. This means he is responsible for how she votes. The husband should not be abusive or a jerk about this authority and he should seek counsel from his wife on elections. But at the end of the day he is responsible and should make sure she votes just like he does.

Here is what Middlemarch teaches, here is what To the Lighthouse teaches, here is what King Lear teaches, here is what the number 10 bus schedule teaches. Writing is just writing, and it’s useful to keep in mind who wrote the writing, and why, and when, and to what end. The Bible is just another book, compiled from a lot of smaller books, and it’s not something that anyone has to obey the way we have to obey the flight attendants when the plane is about to make a hard landing. It’s just a damn book. I don’t care what Ephesians number number says, and it doesn’t give anyone the right to tyrannize over other people.

The Bible also teaches that the wife is to submit to her husband. Titus 2:5 says: “Wives are to be obedient to their own husbands.” And Ephesians 5:24 says: “Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands” (ESV). Notice the language there: wives should submit in everything. That is really clear language. The wife should submit in voting issues.

“Blah blah blah blah look it’s right here IN THE BOOK.” We don’t care, sunshine. Act like an adult. Better yet, treat your wife like an adult. Do both.

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