The Bible as a guide for morals and ethics:
-Teaches the Master to be a good Master, and teaches the Slave to be a good Slave.
-Teaches the Master to screw his slave to have a baby if his wife is barren.
-Teaches the Father to kill his son if he hears a voice that tells him to do so.
-Teaches the Father to offer his daughters to be gangraped in order to save his friends.
-Teaches that women are commodities, and that men are the kings of their castle.
-Teaches the Soldier to slaughter men, women, children, babies, and animals indiscriminately.
-Teaches the Soldier to take sex slaves after killing young ladies’ parents and brothers.
-Teaches that those who are not faithful followers of God should be killed.
-Teaches that we should treat others as we wish to be treated. Big deal. Do you think that if the principle of social reciprocity was not taught in the Bible that people would not how to treat each other? Do you think that if the principle of social reciprocity was not taught in the Bible that the Mother would not know to teach such to her children? Every society teaches the principle of social reciprocity. Every religion teaches the principle of social reciprocity. Every parent teaches the principle of social reciprocity. 500 years before Jesus taught such Confucius taught the principle of social reciprocity.
The Bible as a guide for morals and ethics?
To each their own I suppose. But as for me, I cannot think of a single good moral and/or ethical principle that the Bible teaches; that I could not have figured out on my own based upon the natural sense of care and compassion which is apparently inherent to humanity. On the other hand, I can think of several principles of social conduct that are taught in the Bible; which if I put into practice, would make me a real jerk and a lousy person.
Choose ye this day the guide for your moral and ethical conduct.
As for me, I think I will just “wing it” with my natural sense of care and compassion.