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Are bi-lingual or multi-lingual people less inclined to base beliefs on religious writings?


There are religions who base beliefs on century old written documents. We even refer to an utterance as "gospel truth". I'm thinking of those who study the Bible, or Koran, or other scriptures. Those I know who are most interested in Bible study, seem to be people who are mono-lingual.People who have studied languages or understand the nuances of linguistic interpretation seem to be less inclined to base their Christian or other beliefs on the Bible,etc. 1. Does this assumption have some validity? 2. Are there other factors such as knowledge of other cultures, travel...?

 

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    Christin, Thanks for your usual insight. You have a multi-lingual mind :) . Just watching an "old" 50s movie makes one realize how things we hold "true" change with time. "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" now seems like "Well, duh..."

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    Billie Kelpin 4 years ago

    EGT, thank you so much for your response. Your background in languages is impressive! Did you know that studies have shown that people who are bilingual process Math differently! Joseph Campbell came up with the same conclusion :)


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Very lovely answer, Lone Star. I miss having long talks with friends about religion and life like John Denver's "Poems and Prayers and Promises". I think humility can also be a reason for disbelief. I can't understand quarks, so God is beyond me.