Hey don't get mad at me those are the very words found in your Bible, so do you think Adam loved Eve like a sister or a pet goat? Of course not! He loved her like a man loves a woman, his helpmate and lover. Can I get an agreement on that?
Then for those who take their Holy Bible at its very words, then tell me why is so hard to understand that Ruth loved Naomi as Adam loved Eve? Is it because this love was celebrated an accepted? Is it because this goes against the very grain of the hatred and condemnation they've been taught?
My big sister is a Pastor who oftentimes crosses the line of a religious nut. She use to believe that we would go to Hell by wearing make up and painting our fingernails. Needless to say, my lipstick was Cherry Red and my well manicured nails - that's right matching in shade. It was hard for her to break even those thoughts/beliefs.
She struggled so hard and at the end Big Sis admitted that it meant saying the teachings she'd been taught were all wrong. And that's not easy for a Christian to do. My sister was very religious and for decades this is what she related to her congregation, this is what she taught many a woman. The thought of telling them - Oops! - I was wrong was harder than living in bondage and more importantly living a lie.
Anyways.....Ruth loved Naomi as Adam loved Eve -- YaY! Maybe before it's all over people will understand how I can say, 'That God is a Dyke.