There are however, some good ol' Proverbs in there (in fact, there is a book called 'Proverbs', that gives some good advice such as:
"Never cast your pearls before swine".
May I interject, with a thought. I have thought this thought before, whilst thinking on thoughts people having posted concerning The Bible.
I have oftimes seen apoplexy take place, right before my eyes, at the mention of the Bible. The thrust of the vehemence seems to be thought of as an indication of some form of "freedom" from "the word of god".
What amuses me, is that the emotional discomfort that the mere mention of this lowly tome belies a form of bondage denied with great earnestness.
In plain English, I have noticed that many seem very emotionally attached to this powerless book given power by their reaction to it.
It is just a book; a work of literature, arguably inferior to most. I suggest that the ability to casually quote from it, without need to interject cynicism, is the mark of one truly free of such connection to outdated ideas. It puts Christianity in it's rightful place...a quaint reminder of another failed ideology.
That is only my opinion. I may be out of place; however, I have thunk it.