Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Interpret first ask questions later.

I thought this was a good example of the way our human brains struggle not to interpret what should be bare facts.

Even when we know there is a trick somewhere and where it is likely to be our stubborn brains struggle to see what is there under our noses.

How much more so with those sacred texts which we think we know so well? That is why the art of good exegesis is about slowing down our reading and noticing everything whether our brains think it is relevant at first glance or not.

1 comment:

  1. That's cheating, all those thises made me dizzy :(