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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %INTERPRET SCRIPTURE LAW MORAL CODE RULES GUIDE 930804 How we interpret scriptures, laws, moral codes, rules, guidelines and any other text depends greatly upon what is in our hearts, what assumptions we have made, what attitudes we have, and many other considerations. The apprehended meanings of texts depend upon the people who are interpreting the texts. The meanings of texts are not objective, independent of the interpreters. This is especially the case because the meanings of the texts reflect upon the past, present and future behaviors of the people who are interpreting the text; the meaning are often reflexive meanings, not objective in character. Human conflicts over texts are often conflicts which are rooted in the unspoken attitudes, ideals and values of the interpreters of the texts. So long as the conflicts are made to seem to be conflicts having to do with some presumed objective conflict between those people who would be faithful to the text and those people who are presumably not seeking to be faithful to the text, so long will the light of honest dialogue about people's varied interpretations of the text be absent from the community of conflict. So long will the conflict continue unresolved; and so the coercion, manipulation and violent expressions of the conflict will continue unabated. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================