Notes and Thoughts

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Traditions are continued, not preserved

When people talk about the rich heritage of some religious tradition, they are almost always talking about how good their community has been at continuing the tradition and not necessarily at preserving it. And more importantly without even realizing it. Every tradition is prone to distortions given long enough time. And it doesn’t just apply to traditions, in fact, it applies to pretty much everything from humans to religions to science. Christianity today is probably not the same as it was when it was first created, nor is Islam, or for that matter Hinduism. No man can claim that he is true to the first man’s real text, when in reality what he has been true to, is his continuously evolving exegesis of the so-called real text by the first man.