|Explanation of Scriptures|
[3.9] But the more eagerly and attentively he will read this work, the more outward contradictions he will encounter, and will soon say to his friend: "Friend, I have now read the book you have advised me to, at least six or seven times; but the more often and the more attentive I read it through, the more contradictions and nonsense I encounter! What's the story of all this colorful tinkering, what with those mysterious prophecies that seem to have as much connection as the Chimborasso in America with the Himalayan mountains in Asia?
[3.10] That these two mountains are surely on one and the same earth is clear; so, too, are similar prophecies in one and the same book, and that is clear. But how such prophetic passages are coherently connected, or how the Chimborasso are probably connected through the whole center of the earth with the Himalayas in Asia, would be hardly possible for an earthly naturalist to discover, as long as he still fears the fire and finds the sea a too powerful quencher for his moderate thirst.
[3.11] I can tell you, my dear friend and brother, as I read this book for the first time, it seriously seemed to me as if it had some hidden wise sense; but the more often and the more critically attentive I read it through, the more I became convinced that this whole book is nothing but the richest treasure trove of the most gross nonsense! For apart from some old practical sayings of wisdom, it is just one insensibility following another, and apart from the only few sayings, which are also not the purest gold, is this whole book quite suitable to keep up the mystical stupidity of man for another few centuries!
[3.12] From this reasoning and consideration, you can sufficiently deduce what effect the winds and the torrents from the Bible had on our earthly building. Once such a sand-based person has been destroyed, may those who want, again collect him; for I and all My angels find such work one of the most difficult of all, and it is easier to get ten thousand people from all the streets and alleys into the great feast of life, than one such a man who departed from reading the Bible, to buy oxen.
[3.13] However, as it relates to the reading of the Bible, so it is with the reading of all internal, spiritual exegesis (interpretations, explanations). Because then everyone will say, "If that is their meaning, why is it not so worded?
[3.14] And even if you clarify the foundation of its parable so clearly, he will only laugh in your face and say: "After the deed one can easily prophesy! For every nonsense can be twisted and turned like dough, and one can form out of it what one wants; for chaos is the cause of all things - from it, everything can be formed over time! But why not give a prophecy as it actually happens? The reason is: because you cannot know that in advance; therefore, one chooses mystic nonsense, which can become anything in the future!
[3.15] That is also the final judgment, which can no longer be enlightened by the power of any central sun. - I think that will be clear too; but we still want to bring together several central suns. Next, therefore, again a central sun!
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