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On 09/21/01 11:10, Vincent Campbell said this-
>cultures or communities where the contents of sacred texts are taken as
>absolute truths, and the possibility of different interpretations of those
>texts are swept under the carpet somewhat.
Precisely, and that was my point more than anything else. Scholarship is
_not_ a fundamentalist's concern, at all. In fact, the scholar is often
an enemy of the 'word'.
The interpretation is open only to the cult leader, and I use the word
'cult' here to mean any leader-led belief system.
Koresh, Bin Laden, Moses, Christ, Ronald McDonald....
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