[–] edgelord 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Just like in Islam, people who can recite the quran from memory are considered the voice of Allah. Most of them can't even understand classical Arabic or even know what it means. They just chant it over and over again until they memorize it. I can't remember what they're called though.


[–] thenthingsgotworse 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 


[–] edgelord 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yes. That's it! Thanks, mate.


[–] thenthingsgotworse 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They think the words are magic. Just speak them and everything else follows.

There is no need to hear them properly, or even to speak them clearly. The magic is so strong that even a listless, insincere reading will communicate the magic and thus work miracles.

It's certainly a lot easier than grappling with the confusing mess of theology, or to discuss the ethics of the bible vs the prevailing ethics in various different cultures today.