Quote Originally Posted by sylvius View Post
How can a text justify its own interpretation?
That's a very "post-modern" comment. Do you have trouble interpreting a chemistry textbook? A mathematics textbook? A story like Lord of the Rings? There seems to be no problem interpreting most books. The problem is caused by a fanatical obsessive fascination with "holy books" as magical texts that contain mysterious "secrets" that only believers are able to discern "through the spirit" or whatever.

Quote Originally Posted by sylvius View Post
It seems you ever stick to Christian dogma "the bible explains itself"
Not at all! On the contrary, I explicitly stated that the Bible FAILS to explain itself on many points, which is why believers have to make up their own interpretations that are not justified by the text.