My spiritual journey is takeing me into the direction of opening people up to doing the same. I know how I got to where I am now and the bible certainly didnt get me there. A good friend and coworker of mine after I told him this has pushed me or nudged me to read through the proverb. My personal beliefs on the bible would suggest I'm not very religous, but I could tell you it couldn't be farther from the truth. I've never felt the presents of god while going to church or reading and following the books teachings. I've only found these profound religous expiriences through self discovery, and and open minded ness through interactions with people. He is very persistent but I can't find a way to tell him that my spiritual journey doesn't seem to be takeing me in the same direction as the bible. Religous and spiritually I know what I thought to be right and wrong through societies eyes, on my own spiritual journey I'm getting emotions, visions, and thoughts that would certainly contradict these ideas but it all seems natural, as if it was always suppose to be this way. I really don't want to hurt his feelings but I'm intrigued enough to ask for a second opinion, this is for those who read the bible often. Is the proverb something that would assist or even enlighten me in any way shape or form based on my belief that the bible was written by man who I believe themselves were not enlightened spiritually. It's always seemed to be a book of rules made by close minded people to me!!!