- Jul 13, 2013
Are you simply asking Victory about the degree of belief he'd invest in oral tradition alone?
I get the impression that in the modern day a significant quantity of people (not all) of deitific faith also have faith in the veracity of their holy books without necessarily being intimately-familiar with their contents.
I am intrigued regarding the extent to which the challenging encyclopedic nature of holy books has an influence upon belief systems. If the Old & New Testaments had only ever been The Ten Commandments and a four-page pamphlet, would the absence of a massive document have had an impact upon the growth of Christianity?
This is by way of a thought experiment- hence the outer-points of extremity, ranging from a "no written bible" versus a uber-magnum opus bible of Old+New Testaments plus other gospels eg Gnostic.