Alltime Jeff says:
The 2 recent points here I think are telling. We are
- Talking about the source material as if it were reliable, which an honest person cannot say is so.
- We are talking about the authority structure of any religion/group/cult to interpret these flawed documents. An authority that is based on documents of questionable (that is being charitable) history and the interpretation results in the control of billions of people.
It is entirely mystic.
The best value that can be assigned certain books of the bible are ones with a pragmatic slant on the insight of the human condition. Anything else is superstitous mumbo jumbo.
So true, ATJ, so true....
Many (if not most) of us who have been out-of-the-Borg long enough realize the insubstantiality of Scripture as a true document in the actual words of Deity.
But--how do you explain the willingness (almost lemming like) to endlessly argue interpretations of JW doctrine and the parsing of the defintions of wording?
We don't know the actual words so we cannot parse them!!
From an intellectual-exercise standpoint in may be a way to stimulate the cranial regions instead of Sudoku.......but, otherwise......?
Tis a puzzle, like the sound of one hand clapping