Mr Brown himself projects the limits of his own religious experiences on to religion and the truth itself. If he had to read the Bible 500 times to find inspiration, then he was probably not reading it in the right manner. It is in the nature of religious scripture to veil itself in apparent paradox. Those with true sincerity and humility will find grace and enlightenment: those seeking to project a prejudicial interpretation on to it, rather than seeking answers from within it, will only find confusion.
The reason for apparent contradictions in religious writing is that the truth is formless, and no one mental concept could convey it. You can only draw one side of the mountain at a time. Even though I follow the Islamic religion, I can see more truth, depth and inspiration in the Psalms of David, or St Matthew's Gospel than I am capable of absorbing.
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