Mere Words

Let me issue a warning about ancient texts, any texts for that matter, including the Bible.  This warning is similar to the one I gave you about learned men. Approach any and every piece of text and information with scepticism.

Ask yourself: “How can I trust that this is genuine information? Is it not possible that it has been distorted by the copier, the translator, the scribe, the scholars who interpreted it, etc.? How can I be sure it has not been subject to deceitful misquotes, reduction, evil tampering, and so on? Questioning thus, you will be less likely to fall prey to evil distortions and will rely less on such unreliable texts and more on your INNER NOUS.

We must also bear in mind Goethe’s Faust who said that “Words are mere sounds and smoke, dimming the heavenly light”.