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Author Graham Hancock's Take On How Much Of The Bible Is The Real McCoy

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How much of the bible do you think is the real McCoy? - I think it should just be looked at as a repository of information from the remote past and as such there's no need for us to distinguish it from the incredible scriptures and religious ideas preserved in hieroglyphs by the ancient Egyptians where those ideas often touch on the remote past of mankind or the texts of the Sumerians in Mesopotamia, or for that matter the ongoing  tradition of Hinduism in India, Hinduism is based upon the Vaders and the Vaders are lost books going back and the origins of the Vaders are really a deep mystery, what we're looking at in the Vaders is the latest recension of a very ancient oral tradition that may have been passed down for more than 12,000 years and I think that's the case with the biblical texts with the ancient Egyptian texts with the Sumerian texts as well, they're best looked upon as archives of knowledge, so I don't place the biblical texts any higher than the ancient Egyptian or the Sumerian texts I placed them alongside those texts as a root into the past that this is one of the ways, think of it as a wormhole in the fabric of spacetime, that through these documents we can begin to enter and gaze upon and penetrate the mysteries of the past. - Well I ask myself Graham all the time how much of it I believe, and I do this because even relatively recent history written supposedly perfectly as it occurred depends on who wrote it, whether they're the ones who won the war and I mean history, even modern history comes out six ways from Sunday. - Yeah, no totally, I don't think we should automatically believe anything in any ancient text, we should just use it as an aid in order to inquire into the past, history is a story first and foremost, it's a narrative and the biblical texts are a narrative and they are written to support a particular point of view but that doesn't mean that there isn't good stuff in there. - Oh no there is I mean there's stuff that everybody knows is good, you know, human beings just know as a natural matter of being a human being the right and wrong way to treat somebody else for example, so a lot of it is that kind of common sense and you can believe it. - Yeah, well the ethical stuff you know is an aspect of all ancient texts, no harm in listening to that. - But Graham I want to know did the miracles really occur, did the sea really part, I want to know, and we all do. - Yeah, I think that what is being captured in some of these accounts, again it comes back to this issue of the technology that we don't understand, the faint hits and traces of some system of manipulating some physical matter which is not a system that we use today and which appears to be miraculous but is in fact an ancient science. I think that to me that is what it all comes down to in the end, we are dealing with the fingerprints of an ancient science and this science goes back to a civilization before recorded history began. Now I have to say, at the root of it all is mystery not history.