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Understanding the nature of Holy Books.

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Submitted by Dirk van Leeuwarden (Netherlands), Jan 20, 2004 at 18:34

As I am a person with enough free time and a wide interest in human culture I read a big part of the Bible and a good deal of the Koran. In both it is said that you shouldn't get too religious and not be too materialistic. One is adviced to seek the road in between. Don't ask me where it is written, which chapter or verse. My memory doesn't work that well. But looking around me in the world today shows clearly the truth of these writings. As the Bible says that a divided house can not exist it will be hard for competitive religious systems to survive in the long run. To be honest I tend more to Budhism and Hinduism than to mono-theistic religions.
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