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How Could They Have Such Incredible Insight, You Ask?

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on January 13, 2004 19:00:52 UTC

Hi Tim ...and Anyone,
It might not surprise you to know the scientific method is an elaborate "trial and error" system.
The "scripture" of long ago comes by way of the elders (those who lived long enough to tell tales) and these are dressed up with inspiration. They observed many tragic tales and events, though not fully knowing understanding the causes, and attributing general rules which only treat the situation
as an animal can -- lacking full details or the benefit of more sophisticated science.

Tim wrote, in part:
"...having read a good bit of various scriptures from thousands of years ago of various theologies it has struck me how IMHO so much of it makes such good sense with respect to living life wisely

What causes them to pass along
the benefit of experience? I think it's usually love that causes that -- how about you? What causes them to dress it up with inspiration? What causes them to say they comprehend things they don't, sending out a ripple effect of unfair rules throughout their own and future times? These are all different facets of the question.
Folks "so long ago" had more time to wonder than many folks today. Their and our understanding (and misunderstanding) created today's mixed blessing. At least that's what they told me.
Warm regards,

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