April 9, 2009
People study religion for a lifetime, and people study the law for a lifetime. The intrupitation of what seems to be the most basic and simple, end up the most complex. It takes our Supreme court a majoriety of 5 out of 9 Judges to dedide the legality of many issues. Simple Issues we thought were written in stone 230 years ago, still are the intupitation of our courts everyday. And just when you think we have decided, they are back on the table again. The death penalty and abortion. What is cruel and what is not cruel? When does life begin as it pretains to abortion? Free choice?
Religion is no different, they are studying anchient writings and scrolls everyday. We have many people make comments about the Pope, but the combined educational level of all the Cardinals combined, in the Catholic Church is pretty impressive. Some of the most educated people in religious studys, and many other subjects, are within the Vatican. I watched a special about the inturpitation of art work of Leonardo Devinci, given by an older Nun, who spent her lifetime studying art of the Vatican. She spoke and knew his intentions and meanings of things he did with his brush, like she knew him personally. She was facinating, and you knew this was not some screwball. She was so knowlegable it left you in speachless and in awe, compelled you just to be quiet, listen and learn. I can't explain it in good words, other than you just had to see her. Point being, the masters of these studies, the studies of religions, or our complex laws, are all so far beyond our thinking, because they have achieved such finite understanding to make these complex judgment.
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