Don't Throw Out the Baby With the Bathwater:

There seems to be a universal oversight that occurs, regardless as to whether someone's search leads them through the path of religion, or through a journey of enlightenment, or a universal quest for Truth.  Make certain you are free from this oversight, or it will cause you much heartache and great delays in reaching your goal:

You MUST learn to sift

To screen.  To sort.  To examine and discard. Abandon the "all or nothing" approach that most have fallen  into.  It's not going to get you where you desperately want to go.

It seems somehow 'God' (or whatever term you choose to label 'That Which Is') has become tangled up with the perception of 100% accuracy.  Now, 'God' is indeed 100% 'correct' or 'accurate'. 

But man is not.

So it is 'man', who is writing these poems, books (including 'sacred books', bibles, etc.), verses etc. -  man who is not capable of seeing 100% clearly, as 'God' does.  Because he does not see 100% clearly, he unintentionally misinterprets some things along the way.  It's inevitable.  But it's not on purpose - man is totally unaware of it.  Regardless, it occurs almost without exception, in every poem, book (including 'sacred books'), verses etc. that exists today.  The more clearly you begin to see, the more you will personally notice these oversights and misinterpretations, and you will sidestep them smoothly, without effort.

How did this happen?  Mostly because organized religion cannot tolerate any idea other than 100% accuracy in whatever sacred writings and leaders they have taken and made into their specific ritual and dogma.  The biggest reason for this is that they are asking people to do things and believe things that simply are not 100% correct.  Oftentimes, these demanded behaviors and beliefs are affiliated with:

  1. The demand for money/tithes/'vows of faith'/'planted seeds' or whatever that religion calls it, in order to perpetuate the religion and provide for the 'keepers' of the religion.  It's often promoted as your 'duty to God' to give, or as outright 'bait' (give to us, and you'll get something back from God). And that's not true giving.  That's simply making a purchase, isn't it?  True giving expects NOTHING in return.  Everything else is commerce, plain and simple, whether it be purchasing a place in heaven, contributing to paying for your new church building, or buying a pizza.  All the same.  Commerce.  Not giving.
  2. Rules and regulations that promote certain people, while repressing others, and the insistence that God, not man, made these seemingly unfortunate discriminations. But hey, it's God, right? So whatchagonna do?  ;-P
  3. Rules and regulations that shape the behavior of the people into a beneficial and submissive form, allowing the religion extreme power and influence.  The easier people are to manipulate (usually via the fear of punishment or the bait of reward), the easier it is to create a world built on a particular viewpoint.  Furthermore, since these rules and regulations are supposedly designated by God, they aren't up for negotiation.  Or reinterpretation, for that matter.  So, in this paradigm, you have to choose to either cooperate or risk the punishment of God.

Obviously if you're going to inflict unfair demands and rules upon the population, you'd be wise not only claim that it is God's will - you had better firmly stand by the belief that it is INFALLIBLE.  And that's what religion have done throughout time, and why they have done it.

So, in addition to the manmade errors and oversights written into the texts offered as the 'word of God', you must also learn to step over outright errors of interpretation.  Many times, the Truth is sitting right there and staring you in the face, but because of human error of interpretation or perhaps outright intent to manipulate a situation, 100% accurate written word becomes diluted or warped.

Don't be like organized religion, and insist on the infallibility of written words.  Because MAN, who doesn't see clearly upon every subject at one time or another, wrote down these supposed insights and thoughts of 'God'.  Didn't he? Man - who is full of oversights and mistakes.  Man - who may wish to interpret something to his advantage.  Eventually, we learn to spot these oversights and errors with ease, and know the Truth. 

But, on the other hand, don't think just because something isn't 100% correct that the entire book/verse/whatever is not worthwhile.  NOTHING could be further from the truth.  You MUST learn to sift, to sort, to listen to that voice that tells you 'yes, it's true' or 'maybe not'.  Everyone, without exception, has this ability.  You've just forgotten how to use it, but if you've come this far in your quest for Truth, that ability has certainly begun to awaken within you again, and has been leading you, and will continue to lead you.  And everyone has it.  Everyone.   Listen well to it, and it won't lead you wrong.  As your ear becomes better at hearing it, your personal errors of misinterpretation will also decrease accordingly, as well.

So, the main points to remember are:

Don't require infallibility.  There is nothing infallible that man touches. Learn to discern instead.

Don't dismiss something that rings of Truth just because you found a few pebbles of inaccuracy in it.  Sift out the pebbles.  Listen to within.