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September 18th, 2014 by Joel Watts

the bible and country music: Proverbs and “Trying to Love Two Women”

First, this is country music. Second, it fits, right?


Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


8 Responses to “the bible and country music: Proverbs and “Trying to Love Two Women””
  1. Lacking a specific Proverb, the only thing that comes to mind immediately is Lot and his daughters.

  2. Know More Than I Should says

    Well, it’s probably not something Solomon would have written. After all, according to the Bible, that good ol’ boy had 700 wives and 300 concubines!

    Of course, given the Oak Ridge Boys take on things, Solomon could have lamented:

    Trying to love a thousand women isn’t really smart.
    Each of them managed to steal a little of my heart.
    For years I tried to get it to up and play my part.
    Only I discovered way too late; I’m just an ol’ fart!

  3. Joel, it takes two people to create a whore. Oak Ridge Boys shouldn’t complain, since they are equal perpetrators. Same for Good-Old-Boy, Lot. Wine is no excuse. BTW, this is just tongue-in-cheek. I like the song. But I wouldn’t use it as guidance, but it fits the pro-male OT well.

  4. Know More than I Should…
    Your last two lines,
    “For years I tried to get it to up and play my part.
    Only I discovered way too late; I’m just an ol’ fart!”

    Sure it’s not,
    “For years I tried to get it up for a thousand gills,
    Only I discovered way too late, no little blue pills.

    • Know More Than I Should says

      I can all but hear Carroll O’Connor’s characterization of Archie Bunker saying your last line – only he’d probably pronounce the last word of the first line “quels..”

  5. I know. I was trying to reach for something than rhymed with pills. Probably should have been Jill’s, but my iphone dictionary said Gill or Jill was archaic Irish for sweetheart. I gave up trying to find something to rhyme with Viagra.

  6. Gill = also could be a female ferret, the Oak Ridge Boys preferred interpretation. 🙂

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