Originally Posted by DarkWolf
What I find more interesting is two people can take the same bible, and come away with wholly different feelings about it. One believes, the other does not.
I completely agree.
I play guitar. I own a $3k Limited Edition Acoustic.
Take me in the beginning of learning to play and take me now the experienced player.....two different people.
The me in the beginning would have looked at the price on my current guitar, looked at it, played it and put it down. Then tried a $300 guitar and would have been just as happy.
I had no experience...I wasn't able to recognize the difference but in price.
But take me now...experienced...I have an understanding of how the guitar is made...I recognize the diff. in the beautiful wood, the bindings, the inlays and the visual accents.
And when I pick it up oh wow...I am able to appreciate the beautiful tone...recognize each note...each overtone...the blatant diff. in sound..
My ear is trained...
I could never go back...oh how experience can change everything.
You can apply this to many things in life...Art, History, Women..
On a side note if I had walked into that guitar room with the notion that I would ever be able to learn how 2 play I would have pick up the guitar, fiddled around, and left.
Same goes for reading the bible, if you go into with negative notion you we only see what you want...you want be able to see what is there.