A Humanist perspective on what we can learn about what is morality from the Bible.
Numbers 30: Breaking Vows
Moses puts forth the laws of vows. Basically, if a man makes a vow it is considered valid. If a woman makes a vow, it is only valid if the man who controls her (her father or her husband) is ok with the vow. If he doesn’t, then her vow is invalid. Widows are allowed to vow on their own behalf without male interference.
In other words:
When it comes to vows, men’s words are good, women’s words need to be approved by a man first.
Least favorite bit:
The entire chapter. I just don’t agree with the treating of women as second class for any reason. But then, I’m a Humanist. That’s to be expected.