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Old 01-12-2006, 09:35 AM
kanden kanden is offline
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kanden is off the scale

I have my own opinion of "human interpretations" of religious texts. Be it the Holy Bible, Quran, buddhist sutras or the Bhagavad Gita, etc.

The texts probably has holy origins. However, many are just interpretations of mortals. Mortals who cannot comprehend God fully. Mortals who r not infinite in their love, who have limited understanding. Mortals who have their own vendetta.

I believe that many religious texts are interpreted out of context. The interpreters choose to interpret the texts on an absolute basis. They forget the context and the situation of the day when the words were said (n thus inscribed).
"The one who has conquered himself is a far greater hero than he who has defeated a thousand times a thousand men"

- from the Dhammapada (Sayings of the Buddha)
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