In all languages, words can have more than one meaning

The Evolution Of God P. 191

In all languages, words can have more than one meaning, so reading involves making choices. When the context of the original composition is very different from the reader’s context — long ago or far away, or both — the choices made may steer the text away from the author’s intent. In one episode of The Twilight Zone, earthlings discovered only too late that the Holy Book brought by extraterrestrial visitors, titled To Serve Man, was not, as initially assumed, a philanthropic manifesto; it was a cookbook.”

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