VonNoble Posted September 5, 2017 Report Share Posted September 5, 2017 It has been a point of curiosity to me for more than (50) years.... so a half century of observation on this point. Each religion that attaches "a holy book" as THE ANSWER (the one, true and ONLY answer) - ends up by followers being NOT being able to agree on the meaning, rules and adherence. That is JUST my observation. Catholics come in more than one version (Roman, Orthodox and other).....Jews have a range from ultra conservative to more "progressive" - as do Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. Another big curiosity is when I ask someone schooling me if THEY read the book in question - RARELY have they. I mean it is VERY rare that they have read the book in question. That always puzzles me. If you haven't read it yourself and come to believe it on your own....then are you not relying on what someone taught you rather than what you KNOW to be true by working your way through it? Do the religions that branch off from using the holy reference book or guide book - fair better over time (such as those that rely on oral tradition instead of a text?) von Quote Link to comment
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