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Response to jeff47 (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:56 PM

11. Not so much deluded as acknowledging that interpretation is an element of "faith" in any case...

...Or at least that is how I see it. "Religion," "faith," "philosophy," and "divinity" are all abstract terms, many of them quite culturally specific. Syncretism, adaptation, and variety have been with us as long as humankind has been with us. Even many of Paul's teachings (his actual teachings, not the ones penned in his name as a pedagogical exercise after his death, for which he commonly receives criticism in the modern day) center on the practical adoption of the customs where one is trying to preach. So much of Christianity's formative doctrines are pulled straight out of Greco-Roman philosophy.

Now, if you are a person of belief my intention is not to offend or dismiss your interpretation of what that faith means. But I do want to see other interpretations respected as well.

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