What? None of the usual cut and paste from Biblegateway?<quoted text>
That one may be familiar with what is written in Scripture,is not an indication that one understands the meaning contained in what Scripture teaches.
In order to claim to understand,requires more than merely reading.
You need to personaly put into practice what is being taught.
You also need to apply the criteria contained in Scriptures to make sure that your interpretation of Scriptures are correct.
I am assuming that the criteria included in Scripture is what you have in mind when you state that" I,meanig you, choose not to reinforce illusions"
If one does not follow the instructions,but instead follows their opinions and emotions,chances are very high,that you will arrive at the wrong conclusions,thereby,deceiving yourself into believing that you understand ,that which you do not.
If you told me that you believe marshmallows are good for your teeth because you wholeheartedly agree when the manufacturer says they are white and easy to chew, why would I placate that opinion? Same thing. I am not trying to dissuade your emotional investment in Kraft, but you only deceive yourself to insinuate that there is any intellectual "seeking" involved. You could as easily and as justifiably rationalize being a devotee of any of the other religion. Instead, you dismiss them - as do I.