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what do you mean

'open for interpretation'? I was simply showing that saying any text means this or that is not as simple as reading the words on the page. Any text requires care to glean meaning from it. This has nothing to do with God being gracious or someone burning in hell if they get it wrong. Set aside your sarcasm and see if you can agree with me on that. I would say it's no different for the Quran. You could read the Bible and say that God obviously approves of murder because Moses was a murderer. But would that be really faithful to what the text is saying? No. Just because the Bible contains something doesn't mean it advocates for it. For example, your post said these words, "what a gracious God to leave us instructions for life." But was that what you were trying to say? Obviously not. Stop trying to make the issue so simple, you can do better.

"Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics." -Thomas Jefferson