Quote from Thomas Jefferson on the New Testament. "In the new testament there is internal evidence that parts of it have proceeded from an extraordinary man; and that other parts are of the fabric of very inferior minds. It is as easy to separate those part, as to pick out diamonds from dunghills."
Stephen Mitchell interview "No Enlightenment"
Inquiring Mind: Fall 1990 (Vipassana Journal
Exegesical thinking permits the exegete to read his own ideas into a text and get them back endowed with authority.
Walter Kaufman - Without Guilt and Justice