The Written Word
THE WRITTEN WORD
The Importance of making one’s thoughts known by writing them down in order that someone might understand, is relatively new in the history of mankind. Yet for many generations now we express ourselves freely by the pen or more recently the text. It has become so normal that most written thoughts are ignored or more likely not read entirely, looking for the entire meaning in the first ten words and then moving onto the next text we see.
To be able to express oneself in this world where the onslaught of information is raining down upon us, the content isn’t as important as the presentation. Like a photograph or a piece of music, the aesthetics of the article, especially in the intro have to meet the readers level of interest.
What is totally misunderstood in academia is the incredible interest that continues for the sixty-six books of the Bible. Why would such writings, especially the King James Version, be so attractive in an age where so much more refined writings with a far greater understanding of science and the human mind are available?
For me, the Bible contains wisdom and truth beyond modern perceptions. No, it’s not the only reading I do, but for reference, it remains my most trusted source with applicable circumstances for any situation. No, there were no cars or airplanes, or world travel, but the human solutions to problems continue to be solvable throughout the centuries in the same manner as it was recorded twenty-six hundred years ago. It’s naive to ignore the wisdom put forth in the writings of the books we call the Bible.