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The Molly alter is under guarded lock and key and is self programmed meme-hack of my mind.
All religious teachings are written in such a way as to provide the readership with a variety of interpretations, catering for a broad spectrum of consciousness and capacity of response to the words. There are those who require a literal interpretation and there are others who look deeper into the mysteries of life and the universe, and find hidden meaning behind the words.
So there are shades of meaning in all religious texts but the deeper truths are hidden behind words and in some cases purposely distorted so the esoteric truths do not find their way into the unwise who would misuse them for their own selfish gain, allegory and symbolism are constantly used for this purpose as well as metaphor.
The multitude of religious and spiritual faith among us all has given rise to much conflict as we all attempt to decipher the truth of the sacred teachings passed from generation to generation, and like the Chinese Whispers game errors are bound to accumulate in the retelling's.