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Translation, Interpretation and the Misuse of words to start wars and create hate

Many people attempt to "translate" one language into another language verbatim (word-for-word) as if the two languages were the same grammatically. After this abortion had been completed, they"interpret" what they have composed according to their own culture and history. This leads to misunderstanding and wars, and can be compared with the outburts of Bill O'Reilly of Fox News against the media that labeled Anders Breivik a "Christian" but O'Reilly demonstrates no knowledge of early Christianity, and Anders did repeat what the crusading knights did to Jerusalem one thousand years ago, but without understanding the reason nor consequences. It is the delinguency of education that brings miscreants like O'Reilly and Breivik into the public realm and gives them time to express their ignorance and hatred.Read More