"There is a danger in wasting more time in ranting on about how this and that came from there than in taking the time to appreciate what it is we have in the Bible."
Living correctly is the most beneficial thing you can get out of any religious text. Appreciating it means living righteously every single day to the best of our ability - a path of development towards greater and greater communion with the Most High. That is no excuse WHATSOEVER for not delving into the historical roots of things so that I and I can get a greater OVERSTANDING of where I and I are from and where we are going.
In my opition - there is a greater danger in closing off the development of I and I selves in a coffin of ritualism and dogmatism that has the historical tendency to kill the spirit of people. I never trade an island for a continent - spiritually, metaphorically or literally. Sight.
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