Have you ever heard anybody use something from 1 Peter 3 to to explain what a wife should be or do?
If so, how often have you heard them take this text literally:
3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self…
“Women, your beauty should not lay in outward things. Spend no time on your hair, make-up, or figure, even if your husband wants you to – rather spend time on the inward beauty.” – Hypothetical preacher of this text
By comparison, how often have you heard them take this text literally: (more…)
On a planet far away from here, a wise teacher taught the planet’s two groups of aliens, the Gouples and Drouples, something about working together. He said:
Every one of you, zysdeel(1) each other, and Gouples zysdeel(1) Drouples. Think of the example your great leader set: He grabowzed(2) for you all, so should Drouples do for Gouples.
Now zysdeel(1) was a word with two meanings: The one is to obey as if the other knows better, the other meaning is to work together.
And grabowze(2) was a verb with the meaning of giving in to another, or giving away to another.
On one side of the planet, Gouples were in charge and saw Gouple leadership as normal. (more…)