Yesterday, my classmate was giving an example from her homeland on how people can give various interpretations which have nothing to do with truth. Though studying in the US, she was closely monitoring what was happening in Kerala (a small southern State of India), her birth place. Last month saw unprecedent heavy rains wreaking widespread havoc in this small State with huge population (which is much more than Australia’s population). Over 1.4 million people were displaced besides many deaths.
In this State there is a famous pilgrim center called Sabarimala which attracts over 45 million pilgrims every year. Regarding the men-only-policy of this temple, case filed by women’s organization is pending with the Apex Court of India. In view of this case, many interpreted this natural calamity as caused by God’s anger because women wanted entry into this temple whereas others interpreted this calamity as caused by God’s anger because men prevented entry to women with some saying they would not permit women even if Apex Court judges in favor of women.
Yet environmentalists and scientists are sure this havoc was man-made because of widespread anti-environment policies being practiced by the State.
This explains why we find many interpretations on Biblical subjects with the possibility that none of them could be be true.