Are you saying that the reason for the EvC controversy is because God's word is so convoluted and confusing that it takes special powers to understand it?
Have you ever heard of a guy named "Jesus"? He had a great message: fuck all that complicated nonsense, just love God and love each other.
He had a point...
Anyways, the actual reason for the EvC controversy is that some people are unable to accept that the facts that science has uncovered show that their interpretation of their holy book actually contains some errors. Instead of realizing the errors, they've created this "controversy".
Likewise, spiritual matters are not directly detectable or perceivable by the human mind. The mind is not the correct organ to receive spiritual revelation- it is, however, the correct organ to understand what the human spirit receives.
How do you determine if you're getting the right message or not?
If your spirit receives one message, and mine receives a conflicting one, how can we ever know who is correct?
I. The Bible is unique There is no comparison with any other works of mankind. No other books had anywhere near the number of contributors (39+), nor have any been written over such a long span of time (1,600 years). Yet it is profoundly cohesive in all of its contents.
Sort of, but not really.
No other books had anywhere near the number of contributors (39+)
There's plenty of works that have had large numbers of contributors. And if you allow collections of works, like the Bible is, then you should include things like the Encyclopædia Britannica, which according to wiki has over 4000 contributors.
nor have any been written over such a long span of time (1,600 years)