New Age Spiritual Leader:<quoted text>
Why do you deny it?
Why do you place it second to the Bible?
I don't know exactly why, or how to explain.
There is just something about the word maybe. Self, connotes selfishness. Me, me, me. I am united to "ME". It leaves no room for God both exteriorly and interiorly. Therefore, since I have a beginning, known as birth in this universe, again, there is no room for absolutes. The Self/self just morphs into what is popular, rather than becoming fixed in eternity.
That's about the best I can do to describe it.
Its the message in the Bible that's important, not the words, which are only a tool.