I bet that Solomon was talking from the experience and perspective of probably never spanking his kids. Being a King that would be beneath him. Also growing up in the house of David he saw the same lack of whippings and the results.
And no the guy was talking about when in war and other things.
Also Christians today do not practice arranged marriages. Again that is a foreign third world take.
Be my guest on the Moses deal. I will say though that they were commanded to slaughter everybody in a city they took and sometimes all the animals too. They were not allowed to rape an enemy, though it does not directly say so. They were forbidden to commit adultery or to fornicate and also to not have forced sex(rape) upon penalty of death.
The book of Exodus and Leviticus especially Leviticus is where you can find those things.
I will also not be pretending to be in perfection with Moses law.
This atheist is claiming to be a part of the destruction of so many old wives tales but he is so full of s--- taking credit for a genera from just plain old common sense. Btw. In the old testament you won't find any old wives tales either. Yeah some Christians used to practice old wives tales. Ninety nine percent of them were debunked by 1980 and came from the previous generations, who were only one or two generation removed from the last of the pioneers.
I don't think that city slicker thinking atheist has a clue as to what Christians think. One other point, a survey was done and most proclaiming atheist aren't atheists but rather agnostics who at worst aren't looking for proof of God.
So far every individual scientist or other who went out to specifically prove that there is no God either failed or did a 180 degree turn.
So if you are going to say that there is no God then, again feel free to purposely prove it.
Also this atheist may not even be a mathematician or a scientist. I cannot say but he appears to be just some philosophical wanna be like me.
They have failed at convincing most people that there is no God because how do you fight something that does not exist to them?
I said this to a few skeptics and atheists. "If you have never been a Christian you can never know our perspective but all christian have come from yours".
Why is it that an atheist truly becomes a Christian but no atheist truly becomes an atheist?
I had a conversation with a guy; a man who swore up and down that he was an atheist, the more that I talked with him the curious-ier, I got. All of his behavior patterns and mannerisms had christian written all over him. Plus there was that particular aura like an ghost surrounding him if you will. Like perfection.
I finally asked him if he had ever accepted Jesus as his savior. He denied it at first. So I asked him if he had ever been to church. He said yes. I asked him if he had ever gone forward, he said the words Jesus forgive me save from my sins. He said yes. But he blamed his aunt for forcing him to go up. I laughed. I said you don't know this but your saved.
I then quoted him the verses concerning hot water, and cold water, and lukewarm water.
Just because God has not proven to you that he exists does not mean that you are not saved.
Besides what about the major efforts to prove dark matter.
That is a no go as well. Unless dark matter shows it self(wink) to scientists they will not be finding something that does not exist. In fact recent measurements are proving that the universe is expanding at an ever increasing rate. Even stretching time. I say that the universe is degrading not improving. With that degradation the universe is loosing mass to energy which is escaping the universe. The loss of mass is causing the acceleration of expansion. I say that the very canvas; which is time, is being stretched and will be stretched beyond its capabilities to maintain cohesion.
RIP......lake of fire.
My theory: This lake of fire will be bigger than all of the falseness that is this universe. Those that decide in this life to desire to dwell in this universe will be granted there wish forever....as it tears it self apart for an eternity. It will be only perpetual, immortal, infinite pain.
As for me I will continue to strive to escape this universe.
These believers in the universal evolution will not be able to find dark matter because like as they think of God as not existing whom they have not been able to find, they will not also be able to find the excess mass they need to prove the implosion side of the central mass theory.
They can't even take a side path to measuring the matter as an inference that it is there because every effort to find a way to measure it is proven false or they end up with negative results and find the that opposite is true. Benefiting my side of the argument.
But in the interest of science I say look. Not just look, but look hard as they can; because the effort actually benefits mankind with the new tech goodies that keep coming out that I like so much. Besides they are actually adding data to the proofs of intelligent design. I like that.
These atheists will not be proving in our life time that there is no god; nor in the next, or the next, to the huge and growing number of people who do believe that there is a God.
Just because eternity is invisible and immeasurable does not mean that it does not exist. Just because this universe will pass and it eventually will; nearly every one agrees on this, then what? There is an existance beyond this universe. What is that?
I wonder how many people know this. Math can prove 3 or more planes but is only two dimensional.
If the tenants of Christianity are true and I say they are then math being only two dimensional is from God whom exist on a plane with no time.