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Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
I am not religious, but I know many religious folks, and they all seem to have their own personal interpretation of the bible, and the words/phrases inside. Almost none of them sound the same, and I wondered... does this "feeling" of understanding it, make you feel closer to god?
If I say can you find that in the bible, they will choose a verse, change the words to make it seem like they have found the secret message inside, and I just dont get it.
Does an individuals interpretation have the same sway as one of a pastor or priest?
Do religious people depend more or less on their interpretation or one of someone in a church? What if you read a passage at home, and realized you figured it out, then went to church on Sunday, and the pastor read the same passage, but describes it different?
Do you re-look at it, or choose to follow the man behind the pulpit?
This of course is a question that I am sure do not require any quotes from the bible, but is a personal question to those that follow it.
Well it would not be very rewarding for someone to read it and not understand it.
. . . does this "feeling" of understanding it, make you feel closer to god?
You are obviously less than 120 years old and have it all figured out, O Great one. Which path must I follow to enlightenment Master of Opinion.